My anxiety and panic disorder

by Chris Skinner

I have lived with anxiety disorder and panic disorder at various times in my life.  When I get scared, this stimulates my fight or flight response giving my body a temporary adrenaline rush to either defend myself or run away.  

Anxiety can cause tension, feelings of extreme worry, and physical sensations such an increase in blood pressure. Anxiety disorders are characterized by recurring intrusive thoughts/concerns. Some people avoid situations, which cause physical changes like sweating, trembling, feeling dizzy, or an increased heart rate.

Panic disorder feels like I’m having a heart attack

It comes with vertigo, and a …

Complex Regional Pain Syndrome–the suicide disease

by Chris Skinner

I was a popular student until the fourth grade when my dad became disabled and was in and out of the hospital up to 180 days out of the year.  I cried constantly, became withdrawn, my grades dropped some, and I lost most all of my friends that weren’t cousins.

Did I talk about it?

No, men are strong and are not supposed to show emotions in public.

Through the court system, my brother asked to be removed from our household. After it took place, he became more involved with drugs, a story for another day.

We …