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    High-functioning Anxiety

    somebody sent me this article

    what's your experience with the "high-functioning" type of anxiety?

    it's called "secret anxiety" cuz it manifests as "type A" productivity, busyness and outward success.

    is it really a thing?
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    *shrug*

    Just looks like anxiety to me. Thankfully not something that I deal with as a constant.
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    sounds like diet OCPD

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    Sounds like me, except for nervous chattering. I've been excessively anxious for as long as I can remember and it has lead to all those things. Don't know what my life would be like without it, I'd be a completely different person. And medication, for the most part, just keeps it in check somewhat.

    The "high-functioning" bit has me skeptical though. It's like the term "high-functioning alcoholic". It just means it's not ruining your life at the moment.

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    I have anxiety and identify with a lot of those things in the article, but not all. I don't know about the high functioning part. I work and do stuff. It's not like anxiety stops me from leaving the house or anything, so I guess I function. I have no idea how successful I come across to other people, or how apparent the anxiety is from the outside.

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    15 signs why you, a healthy person, are AKCHUALLY ill.

    Brought to you by your local pharmaceutical company.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sappho View Post
    15 signs why you, a healthy person, are AKCHUALLY ill.

    Brought to you by your local pharmaceutical company.
    Agreed. "high-functioning anxiety" is just normal life.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rokki balbotox View Post
    sounds like diet OCPD
    I myself prefer the cherry vanilla OCPD
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