A good friend of mine told me not long ago that she was having problems with anxiety. I have naturally experience anxiety myself, as I think it is a common enough thing for anyone to go through. I did not have any experience with it on a daily basis though, and I wanted to learn more about it so I would be able to help her out too. I did a search and one of the websites was available to find it here in more detail. When I went there, I was able to learn all kinds of things about anxiety that I just was not aware of before this.
For a person who has normal anxiety over an upcoming academic test or waiting to hear back from a doctor after a medical test, or even waiting to see if the cute guy you dated for the first time last week calls for a second date, it is a different kind of anxiety than what someone who experiences it constantly feels. While the basis is the same, it is also different in so many aspects. I learned that even a small change can make an anxious person have an anxiety attack.
This could be changing where you are going to eat after already establishing a restaurant. I was able to pick up on a lot of tips that would help me help her as much as I could. I shared the site with her, and she told me that some of the facts that she read there were exactly how she feels. She feels better now that someone else knows, as she had been hiding this fact as much as possible. I am glad that she trusted me enough to let me into her world even more, and I have a feeling we are going to grow even closer as we learn more about this and figure out ways to help her.