Yes, I can see how this would stand to reason. We recover so easily from various things when we are young...not so quickly as we age.
However, try looking at it from a new perspective. As you have gotten older, you have had more experience, you are wiser...and have picked up vaious tools along the way that you didn't have previously.
I was determined not to carry on rehashing the same fears and worries that held me down a few years back.
I used therapy and self help to re-work my worried thought patterns. I decided that if I was still here after all I had lived through..the panic attacks and devastating physical symptoms...that I was going to be alright...and most of my anxiety has fled.
I still have some issues I continue to need to work on, of course!
However, in general, I am improving with time, due largely to changing my perspective...and knowing I have the power to manage my anxiety with my experience! :)
You can do this as well...I know it! Keep up with your learning and use of coping skills...never give up trying new methods of treatment.
I am glad that you find posting here helpful...it has been a big part of recovery for me as well.
Talk to you soon,
"Courage is not the abscence of fear, it is feeling afraid and doing it anyway!"
"Worrying does not empty tomorrow of its troubles...it empties today of its strength."
Corrie Ten Boom
Panic Syndrome recovery due to CBT
Post Edited (Scaredy Cat) : 1/22/2015 11:31:27 AM (GMT-7)