Science was never my strong point at school, and I wouldn’t say that it has been something I have been interested in since I left school; so, if you’d told me that I would be enjoying learning about some of the science behind Anxiety, Depression and Addiction, I would have laughed and shrugged it off as nonsense.
“So in the face of overwhelming odds, I’m left with only one option. I’m going to have to science the s**t out of this.” – The Martian
When I had my first panic attack I honestly believed that something had snapped in my brain (I told you I wasn’t much of a scientist); all I remember was feeling scared and broken. During the early stages of my illness I had no idea what was going on, all I knew was that the stresses at work were causing it.
My learning started when I attended CBT through the NHS. My therapist gave me some booklets that contained some really useful information on the basics of what was going on in my head and body, but this information only covered the tip of the iceberg. Read more