Over a decade ago I was diagnosed with anxiety/panic disorder. It was the darkest period of my life, figuratively and literally.
It all started in the December days of the Finnish winter. With less than 5 grey hours of light a day, temperatures of -15 degrees Celsius, and a confinement to my work/home environment due to large quantities of snow.
On top of that I went through the emotional turmoil of a first romantic relationship, stressful work and a lack of sleep due to parties and Finnish vodka.
It was the perfect background for a crisis.
Through this blog I tell you about my recovery and how this crisis changed my life (for the better eventually!).
Facing Fear, Anxiety and Panic Attacks When years ago I was diagnosed with anxiety disorder, I had a minimal awareness of my body, mind and behaviour.