Addicted to Worry: My Life with Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN 10: 1979992177
ISBN 13: 978-1979992176
Addicted to Worry: My Life with Generalized Anxiety Disorder by Steve Swain, M.Ed. is a deeply personal and insightful look into the impact of severe anxiety. In this book, Swain takes you on his journey of anxiety which began in childhood and has impacted all aspects of his life. You will get a firsthand account detailing the effects of anxiety both physically and mentally.
In Addicted to Worry: My Life with Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Swain is forthright regarding the negative, as well as positive, impact of anxiety on his life. After his brother died from an aggressive form of cancer Swain hit "rock bottom" partly due to his own actions along with an unhealthy dose of severe anxiety. Diagnosed in his 40's while attending grief counseling, the new diagnosis of GAD led him on a journey of medication, counseling, and much self-reflection. This period was an extremely difficult and challenging time. Swain discusses the process that took him from despair to managing anxiety. Included in this book are specific steps that Swain uses to manage his anxiety along with exercises that may benefit those with Generalized Anxiety Disorder.