Sometimes when people come to see me, they can be worried that, given the wrong push, they’ll go crazy.
They’ll end up hurting someone, embarrassing themselves, or thrown in the looney bin.
With Panic fears, sometimes people can be afraid that if their anxiety goes any higher, they’ll lose it. They’ll go insane, or lose the plot.
This can be a fear of temporary insanity, where they panic and run out of a board meeting or punch and kick people in a desperate effort to leave a plane.
Or it can be a fear of more permanent loss of faculties, resulting in drooling in bed or in a Psych ward for the rest of their lives.
Now with Generalised Anxiety, we’re talking about what’s called Type 2 Worry.
This is when someone worries about the effect of all the worrying they’re doing.
In this instance, it’s the worry that...