What It's Like To Have Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

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  • Hands down, this is the best video I have run across. I am having difficulties trying to describe GAD to my family and boyfriend. I live with this daily and am so thrilled I came across your video. EVERYTHING you explained is what I am going through. Thank you so much for explaining this disorder a way most people can comprehend

    cathy vitellocathy vitello8 gün önce
  • Thank you. I’m dealing with the same thing. Same treatments. And I daily ride. Is there a link here?

    Michael DerousselleMichael Derousselle28 gün önce
  • That’s me all the time

    Timothy AdamsTimothy AdamsAylar önce
  • Thank you for speaking on this subject. Your experience with this sounds almost identical to mine. I also sought medical help recently after trying to deal with it on my own for over half my life. It can truly be terrifying. However, after finally receiving medical help, I'm finally starting to feel so much better. Best of luck to you in the future!

    Dustin GeiseDustin GeiseAylar önce
  • I haven't been diagnosed but I think I might have this, on a real

    SERH3NSERH3N2 aylar önce
  • have gad and pd, 18 years before seeking psychiatric help, what you say is true. but everyone is different cbt wont work for everyone depending on severity. your a strong person to be able to be able to speak about it so openly and im glad you've addressed it.

    marco bag o fritosmarco bag o fritos2 aylar önce
  • How do you feel now ? What was your side affect of the meds ?

    Krittika JKrittika J2 aylar önce
  • Dan i hope ya have gotten better by now cause I have the same but I will never again will take any Rx Med. There is a natural way to fix that with out drugs from Dr. if it’s helping it’s good but remember that’s just a band aid. I will become a Patreon and I hope that we get to chat and have want to share how I deal with the same things.

    Wonders of WanderingWonders of Wandering2 aylar önce
  • 5:17 This!

    Clarence BoddickerClarence Boddicker2 aylar önce
  • Filming the vid while on your bike like a badass rockstar lol! Thanks for this! I can def relate. OCD, GAD, depression and panic disorder has ruined my life from a child. Been on tablets and saw two good psychologists who offered some great insights. I try manage it now. It's the fight of my life.

    gems8582gems85822 aylar önce
  • Yup my GAD is so bad it really sucks, it stops me from achieving my goals . It stopped me making TRvision videos . It causes me to binge eat . I worry sooo much . I just don’t know what to do anymore 😖.

    Rose EditionRose Edition2 aylar önce
  • I heard my name

    its GADits GAD3 aylar önce
  • Someone gets me finally

    Jorge Bueno GascaJorge Bueno Gasca3 aylar önce
  • I wish I could give more than 1 thumbs up on this vid. I know I'm late, and hope you feel better by now. Dan, plz don't think you're alone, cuz you are not!

    BrendaK4931BrendaK49315 aylar önce
  • Hi i have The same but i have pain in my body, what medicin you have or have for it ? i cant Coop enymore // women sweden

    Evert BjörklundEvert Björklund5 aylar önce
  • where is that cave creek az? i have gad and depression ,,the motorcycle rides help better then xanax sometimes ,,, i also dealt with this most of my life thinking it was normal ,, it has gotten worse over the years .. the struggle is real ,,

  • You have depression and is out riding a bike talking about anxiety... Seems doubtful.

    Swedish OtakuSwedish Otaku6 aylar önce
  • It has ruined me, how i am with other people & feel generally shit 24/7. I do lots of exercise, makes no difference & wont take meds, this mofo has got me by the balls & wont let go.

    Hot Rockin'Hot Rockin'6 aylar önce
  • I am a female by the way, and have had severe social anxiety disorder for decades to the point where I couldn't work, didn't go out for months on end and couldn't be around other people. I went through several traumas as a child and know that is where it all stems from. SAD has taken away years of my life and I don't have relationships even though I am attractive, intelligent and a caring and empathic person, they just don't happen for me! I also do all the things that you do. I guess I have both disorders then. Life can be unbearable sometimes, it sucks! Much respect for making this video, and I hope you finally find some peace. I truly know how it feels.

    Youtube ViewerYoutube Viewer6 aylar önce
  • I can say yes that your symptoms are alike to mine as well .....😥

    Selena ColeSelena Cole9 aylar önce
    • Same here

      Nicholas RubioNicholas Rubio9 aylar önce
  • I feel u bro

    Purple pandaPurple panda9 aylar önce
  • Literally every word you said happens to me everyday

    Jamie FJamie F9 aylar önce
    • Every single word Bubba I felt you on that it really truly hurts me I wish I never had it

      YeshxaYeshxa2 aylar önce
    • yeah,every single word! I have to think and try to convince myself that I'm ok .Damn it's fking painful .I can never concentrate on my job !If I don't solve the damn problems ,anxiety will boom.

      刘宝梁刘宝梁2 aylar önce
  • You described my life. Hope you are doing good

    Jhovana AlejandraJhovana Alejandra10 aylar önce
  • Thank you for sharing this. I thought you explained that really well. Unfortunately, like other people in the comments, I suffer the same since my early 20's. Glad you've found some relief.

    RMKRMK10 aylar önce
    • I'm making a video right now based on hyper-vigilance. And that's basically what allows me to even comprehend some of this stuff. It does suck but there are some good things about what's going on with us. If you ever need to chat or hang out with like-minded people, come join the Discord.

      DanDanTheFiremanDanDanTheFireman10 aylar önce
  • I've also had GAD for 10 years now and its awful

    SwooshiiSwooshii10 aylar önce
  • The gad I believe I have is health related. It’s ever consuming

    tnyehtnyeh10 aylar önce
    • Sorry to hear man

      DanDanTheFiremanDanDanTheFireman10 aylar önce
  • Just got diagnosed with this earlier this week and was curious so I looked it up and whatching this whole video has changed my life, I thought I was insane or something but I did finally go to the doc and it’s good to know I’m not crazy this video changed me and helped me a lot thanks for sharing

    Jared HizerJared Hizer10 aylar önce
  • This is relatable af. I was diagnosed with GAD

    TimmeringTimmering10 aylar önce
  • Wow i have gad

    Sick IllSick Ill10 aylar önce
  • It's nice just to hear someone talk about this condition and know I'm not alone. Thanks.

    Scott CarringtonScott Carrington10 aylar önce
  • This is spot on

    Fatimah WaltonFatimah Walton10 aylar önce
  • Holy fuck me too I remember my thoughts more then reality

    White Boi BurnerWhite Boi Burner10 aylar önce
  • Damn dude, you nailed it how I feel every day. Hope you were able to get the treatment you were looking for. Whatever it may be. Meds definitely help me. Ride hard, Ride often, Ride safe!

    Andres RodriguezAndres Rodriguez10 aylar önce
  • Thank you for this man. Seriously helpful. Made me realize a lot more about myself. Thank you

    Depression Talks With ImmanuelDepression Talks With Immanuel11 aylar önce
  • I lost my middle child to SIDS and I now have PTSD as well as anxiety. I often have people comment that I come across as in control and calm but it's just my mask. Thank you for talking about this as I can't always find the words to explain what I go though.

    Lucinda WeeksLucinda Weeks11 aylar önce
  • Can gad be associated with hypochondria? cause I have a serious worry problem and I’m always concerned about my mental stability?

    tnyehtnyeh11 aylar önce
    • Super common with an anxiety disorder. You've got alarm bells going off in your head when it's not necessary, and our natural inclination is to try and lock down why those alarm bells are going off, you know? Our own survival instincts tell us not to ignore those signs, so it's a challenge to stamp down even when you're consciously aware of it.

      SavageGerbilSavageGerbil2 aylar önce
  • Seriously consider a low dose of an SSRI. It has helped me immensely. GAD has been in my life for far too long. The relief came gradually but it is so much improved that I can hardly believe it. Do not dismiss medications if you need them.

    ChrisChris11 aylar önce
  • I have been doing testing with a phycologist for a long time and yesterday I finally got my diagnosis of ADHD (inattentive type) and GAD

    Marit BrantsmaMarit Brantsma11 aylar önce
  • I was just diagnosed with G.A.D. last week and I see a Dr (I'm not sure which term it is) to get my medication changed. I felt so much relief just listening to you talk about EXACTLY HOW I FEEL!! It feels good to know that I'm not alone anymore... I hate that these feelings are even a thing and that others feel them too... but I feel less alone now. Thank you for this!

    Katherine SecleterKatherine SecleterYıl önce
  • wow so today I went to see my therapist for the first time and I had so much anxiety when I got there building up when I walked in her room I ended up crying and told her to give me a minute she was very understanding but at the end like you said I was so relieved when she told me I had GAD and confirmed it, like I finally know its not all in my head then I was thinking I had anxiety.

    _LoveMyAnime__LoveMyAnime_Yıl önce
  • I have GAD too so I know how you feel man

    _LoveMyAnime__LoveMyAnime_Yıl önce
  • I know exactly what you’re going through before I got my medication, General anxiety disorder feels like a prison can’t get out of it is a nightmare I hope you got your medication I feel a better person I am Happier person I am now I got more energy I can use that energy to do more things at work I never done before.

    Jacob PataneJacob PataneYıl önce
  • I suffer from GAD too. What has brought me some relief is the Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and Stoiscm.

    Fãs dos TrapalhõesFãs dos TrapalhõesYıl önce
  • For me it’s mainly just having like one symthom of something and thinking that means something. like not remembering something one time and them panicking thinking I’m losing my mind.

    tnyehtnyehYıl önce
    • tnyeh ugh I totally relate to this, this happens to me all the time , lately I’ve been saying words wrong and backwards and I can’t stop thinking about this everyday, it drives me crazy that I can’t stop thinking about it!!!!!!! I totally get what you’re saying!

      Gracielaa AbregoGracielaa Abrego6 aylar önce
  • Hi Dan :) I really enjoyed this video. I have GAD too. It’s always nice to come across an intelligent well spoken person who deals with anxiety ... you’re relatable and nice to listen to ! I’ve had GaD on and off for about four years and decided not to get on medication and just focus on re-programming my brain. My anxiety was caused by a traumatic event, I didn’t always have it. I believe I have to work through it. I would love to have a Xanax every now and then but the doctors won’t prescribe them out here in so cal. They just want to stick everyone on an SSRI .. but I’m not depressed, just extremely anxious.

    BrittanyBrittanyYıl önce
    • same bro it sucks not much helps part from drink

      Stuart CorkillStuart Corkill11 aylar önce
  • I am watching this because I was looking up GAD....but wow, those are some huge cacti. What area is that? I dont see it mentioned, sorry if it was and I overlooked it.

    Femke KuilingFemke KuilingYıl önce
  • i have suffered from it for over 6 months. i was a 25 on Gad7 scale.

    Alex WhiteAlex WhiteYıl önce
  • Thanks man I finally went last week to see a counselor and they diagnosed me with social phobia/generalized anxiety Disorder. Got a follow up soon hopefully they'll help me start to address it.

    VirginiaIntrovert32VirginiaIntrovert32Yıl önce
  • This really brings me to tears because I know I have this and this really hurts my life and at the young age that I am I don’t want to interfere with the rest of my life. And also one reason that I think I have this is because I’m way too scared to talk to people about how I’m feeling and things going on inside my head and when I finally get the courage to do that they don’t understand they believe I’m just kidding and I’m just in my head when I’m not and I don’t want to be like this anymore and I don’t want to live like this anymore and grow up to be a successful human being.😭😢

    Megz LolMegz LolYıl önce
    • Good luck🙂👍🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿♥️

      Hot Rockin'Hot Rockin'6 aylar önce
    • Same I know how u feel

      Purple pandaPurple panda9 aylar önce
    • Zootae _sunny I know how you feel and I have gone through it constantly these past few days. Today I tried to go out and have lunch. But my anxiety was unusually pronounced that I drove back to my house and am now trying to relax in front of my computer. My symptoms include nausea, breathing problems and headaches. I wish this nightmare would end so that I may live my life. I also have hypothyroidism which really adds an extra layer of discomfort for me. I hope you find a way in overcoming this condition that I wouldn’t want to wish upon anyone. Take care and good luck. 👍🍀

  • Thank you for this video.

    Threatz 47Threatz 47Yıl önce
  • Went to my psychologist today and she told me that my anxiety problems were GAD and GAD would be party the cause of my depression too. I'm glad people like you talk so openly about it, it's nice to know some people understand it.

  • Omg i relate so much i agree so much. I used to always feel horrible and i couldn’t eat and i was so skinny, i also could never stop tapping my foot.

    Jae SayJae SayYıl önce
  • Hun I feel ya!!

    Margaret HowellMargaret HowellYıl önce
  • Me experience is meds are best

    Ravinder GillRavinder GillYıl önce
  • Thank you for sharing....

    Ka'tia LawtonKa'tia LawtonYıl önce
  • Hi i am from sweden i have anxeyty/panicattaks. Do you have antidepp meds for it ,what and how muth If you have it.

    Evert BjörklundEvert BjörklundYıl önce
  • I feel the phone thing... I dont actually read or look at the pictures I just scroll threw and disassociate

    BlackHoleKitten 21BlackHoleKitten 21Yıl önce
  • now after watching this video when i whent to school last week im like there first and im looking at the time and idn when the class is going to start did i miss it?, did i come too early?, idn im sending messages to my classmates when does it start but at the same time full on panic mode it wasnt that serious but damn like it was ww3

    Xpert_Destroyer 4Xpert_Destroyer 4Yıl önce
  • 14:05 i totaly agree

    Xpert_Destroyer 4Xpert_Destroyer 4Yıl önce
  • i dont even know anymore idn if i over think too much ... because if i have this then im prety sure i got it around 8-9 years old idn and now im 15

    Xpert_Destroyer 4Xpert_Destroyer 4Yıl önce
  • I also have this along with social anxiety I'm going for a motorcycle course on Sunday, I'm really worried about it as I've never ridden before, but I'm forcing myself as I really want a bike I just hope I don't mess up and look stupid

    Roma invictaRoma invictaYıl önce
  • You are telling the truth. I was diagnosed at 13 years old. It is life long battle. My career choices never helped. I take all stress home and remember terrible events. Having a great support helps so much. Always surround yourself positivity. You are one of the vlogers that inspired to get a motorcycle. You are not alone. Stay positive.

    macII2macII2Yıl önce
  • hahah that is exaclty how i live.

    Political ScientistPolitical ScientistYıl önce
  • so ive taken multiple tests online that have said ive had anxiety but always just told myself that its probably just wrong but almost everything you said is problems i have so i am starting to think i need to go see my doctor. also due to the fact i seem to eat to comfort myself and i keep putting on wait and that just makes it worse as i dont think im good enough coz of my body and thats starting to impact my relationship, so thank you

    logan knowleslogan knowlesYıl önce
  • Cbd oil. Try it.

    Democrats are cuntsDemocrats are cuntsYıl önce
  • Hey Dan, This is actually the first video by you I’ve ever watched. I was diagnosed with GAD here very recently, and I’ve been making my rounds throughout the internet to understand my diagnosis. This video was so reassuring for me. Just knowing other people out there are dealing with the same stuff as me and being able to be so open and comfortable about it is truly helpful. I’m working on it, and this is absolutely reassuring. I’ve got huge respect for you man. Ps. I subbed also :)

    JaySnippetyJaySnippetyYıl önce
  • That took a lot of courage to put it out there about anxiety. Struggled with a version all my life (with the attacks, though, at the most inopportune times) until I finally crashed and sought help. My company has an Employee Assistance Program (EAP) and many others have something similar so that's a good place to start if someone needs it. People would be surprised by the number of other people around them working through the same thing.

    Kelly AKelly AYıl önce
  • Thank you for discussing mental health openly man. It’s something that’s negatively stigmatized it seems, and it’s not anything bad. It’s like a mismatch of necessary chemicals. It’s real stuff. Cheers!

    Two Wheeled WaffleTwo Wheeled WaffleYıl önce
  • We need to meet up and ride sometime

    roger helmsroger helmsYıl önce
  • My doctor always asks me if I feel anxiety or depression, but I've always kept it to myself. I often worry about things that I have no real control over. I think all of us have some issues, but as I've gotten older, I've either gotten used to it, or I just manage it better. Going for a ride, away from traffic really helps.

    ChuckasakiChuckasakiYıl önce
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