For the longest time I wasn’t even aware I had anxiety. When confronted with the idea I was completely in denial.
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I knew I had depression way before I was even diagnosed with it. Even after going into recovery for depression and my eating disorder, it took me years to realize that I had anxiety, too. I knew I had some anxiety over certain things, but never realized how prevalent it’s been in my life since I was a kid and just how much it affects me.