Oh yeah, OCD isn't just flicking on and off a light switch seventeen times before leaving a room, or needing to be tidy. You don't always get PTSD from staring at a ceiling fan that for some reason then starts playing helicopter sound effects. And anxiety isn't the adorable Hugh Grant character falling over his words and being delightfully awkward. When fleeing is not an option, fight kicks in as the next defense. This includes arguing, yelling and screaming, physically attacking, and fighting. When neither flight nor fight are possible, freeze is the next best option. We become paralyzed, motionless, or speechless. Previous experiences, gender, and age can also help shape how the body responds. Each response includes different physical symptoms and engages specific elements of the nervous system, areas of the brain, and hormones. Many individuals have a dominant response, though some tend toward two, or even all three. None of these responses is better or worse than any other; However, when unprocessed past trauma is present, the system can become stuck in fight, flight, or freeze. These responses can become or remain activated in everyday situations or experiences that trigger reminders of previous traumas. We've been shooting a lot. I know we've been shooting a lot! I want to know how we're holding out. I'll check, sir. As the man moved off, a voice came from a young soldier who had climbed a tree. They're forming again, Colonel. Chamberlain looked up to see the boy pointing downhill.

They're forming up right now, he said, and they've been reinforced. There're more of them this time. An officer, out of breath, stumbled into their midst. The portrayals of mental health disorders are so cliched because the realities are uncomfortable. It's pretty obvious that people would rather watch an anxious Hugh Grant blush and stutter than an anxiety-ridden Hugh Grant who can't leave the house for six weeks and is now terrified of open spaces. But before we end up in a spiral of deconstructing the damaging effects on humanity of 90s romcoms, let's swerve back to the topic at hand. Anxiety crashes into your brain in many different forms: Generalised Anxiety Disorder, OCD, separation anxiety, phobias, social anxiety . There is a rumour that if you manage to collect all the different types of anxiety you get a letter of congratulation from the Queen. Eight million people in the UK suffer with some form of anxiety at any one time. That's enough people to fill a hundred sports stadiums, although they probably wouldn't go to the stadiums because the stadiums would be too busy and loud and generally awful for anyone with any form of anxiety. To the anxious mind, anything can be a trigger. There is no logic behind it; While it is a common disease, it is bizarrely unique. This scale is meant to help you understand your personal tendencies. I have been told that I tend to use a defensive tone in the course of regular conversation. When someone hurts me, I retaliate. I fight back when I experience a real or perceived threat. When I am criticized, I react defensively. I think retaliation is often the best form of defense. People are always provoking me.

I tend to overreact to situations. I tend to have angry outbursts. When I argue with others, it tends to be long and drawn out, sometimes lasting several hours or days. Colonel Chamberlain, sir. Colonel Vincent is dead. Are you sure, Thomas? He was shot right at the first of the fight. We were firmed up by Weed's Brigade in the front, but now Weed is dead. They moved Hazlett's Battery up top. Hazlett's dead too. The soldier who had gone to check ammunition came running back. Sir, he began, we're out. One, two rounds per man at the most. As it is so unique, there's no single remedy to fix those eight million people. After years of experimenting I have found that the easiest coping mechanism for me is 60% being medicated up to my tits and 40% ignorance and stubbornness. It's important here to say that what works for one person rarely works for another sufferer. 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