my diagnosis was “generalized anxiety disorder” as a boy.
I found out as an adult that they wanted to prescribe Ritilin for it but my mother went with experimental biofeedback training and guided meditation instead.
I got to control a computer with my brain and emotions — made a little character move and a squealing sound change while breathing through my feet being a warm bottle lying in the sand at the beach during a warm day
Charlotte Webb oh yes it helps. I still use what i learned.
medication probably would’ve been more impactful : it does take a lot of time managing emotions and thoughts.
however, it brings a sense of mastery that’s occasionally amazing.
occasionally I think about getting on medication to just be done with it – particularly once I quit smoking cigarettes – but I would say overall it works.
i’ve had those experiences with Lorazapam — I was on that for a short time and I took a smaller dose as I could
I can also get that experience with B12 and magnesium and zinc together.
for me it’s like the scattered thoughts would march in a line and become organized