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My name is Katie Gloria and I am 22 years old. I was born and raised along the south coast of England in the county known as Hampshire. I have a very loud, outspoken and bubbly personality. I am your typical girlie girl with a hidden secret.

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In December 2015 at the young age of 21, I was diagnosed with Generalized Anxiety Disorder after an ordinary routine visit to the GP. If I am being honest with you, I didn’t want to believe what my GP was telling me, after all who wants to be told they have a mental health condition at just 21 years old!?

After the information had somewhat settled in I decided to do some research to find out more about the anxiety condition itself, but also if I could find any fellow sufferers and how they carry on with their every day lives. After hours of research I couldn’t find much information on Generalized Anxiety or even any anxiety disorders themselves. As it turns out scientists are still doing their own research on how to help GP’s to give advice to patients with any anxiety conditions, whether your anxiety comes and goes or never goes away!

I have created this blog to share my past and current experiences with Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) as I feel my own experience can possible help fellow sufferers as I have learnt to not let the anxiety rule my life so I can continue with my aspirations in life. This blog will consist of personal struggles with anxiety and ways I have learnt to control the beast known as anxiety including hobbies, carer change and much more.

I would like to thank my family and friends for their support on this extremely challenging journey, but most of all my amazing fiancé. There are not enough words in the English dictionary that I can use to thank my fiancé for his support.