panic disorder


Today, performer Selena Gomez announced she will be cancelling the remainder of her world tour, taking time off to deal with depression, anxiety, and panic attacks. She described the issues she was tackling as stemming from her lupus.

I Feel Frozen

     When I sit alone and cry
     It feels like a hundred years pass by

     Time is standing still
     It always gives me a chill

     A single shiver down my spine
     Makes me feel frozen inside

     The coolness I feel in my gut
     Gives me intense pain like I'm being cut

     I'd love to say I'm getting better
     But I don't believe it myself


Julie Andrews sung the lyrics, “Let’s start at the very beginning, it’s a very good place to start…” but, for the purposes of this abridged autobiography, it isn’t a good place to start. I’ll start 34 years into my life, then I’ll jump to now and then I’ll go back to 1966.

7 February 2001:

Surprising facts about anxiety disorders - 7 ways to cope

Only anxious people understand what it’s like to feel the angst when anxiety attacks. Being told to “calm down” is annoying. Meeting people is not fun. A delay in someone accepting your Facebook friendship means they don’t like you. 

Your mind is a bird, don't cage it

It is so refreshing to know that there is somebody out there who knows exactly how you're feeling. I used to get this awful sensation that I am alone, strange, and no one has ever dealt with what I have because it is so bizarre. I failed to realize, that, hey, I'm not that special. There are tons of people who deal with the same issues. It all started when I first entered high school. I would have panic attacks on my way to school, needing to pull the car over because I was throwing up. I missed many days of school, and when I would get home I would still be sick.