Like millions of others in the US, Yael suffers from generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). As is often the case, Yael experienced the effects of this disorder from an early age, her reality being that of constant worry and intruding thoughts of disaster. It was not until receiving her GAD diagnosis in her 20s that she realized the degree to which she was consumed by anxiety.
In this episode of the Major Pain podcast, Yael shares her experience with anxiety disorder and the tools she has used to navigate through it. From medication to therapy to developing her knowledge of self, Yael shares the many ways she has been able to shift her perspective and lead a happier, healthier life.
This episodes features a brief discussion of sexual abuse in the context of past trauma. If you or someone you know needs support, call the national sexual assault hotline at 1-800-656-4673, or find resources online at https://www.rainn.org