Anticipatory anxiety is where a person experiences increased levels of anxiety by thinking about an event or situation in the future. The worries you experience specifically focus on what you think might happen, often with catastrophic predictions about the event.
To begin treating anticipatory anxiety, we must be able to admit that we cannot predict the future. Any scenario we are able to imagine is nothing more than speculation and fabrication.
I have been dx with GAD but anticipatory anxiety is what usually causes me the most problems. I have worked hard to remember I have anxiety, anxiety does not have me.
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