Symptom 8: Trouble concentrating, forgetfulness

“It makes you feel as though you don't have control, that nothing will ever get better, and that you won't come out of it. I remind myself that this is all a mind game. I remind myself of all the things that make me happy and what I am lucky to have in my life. I have found that little things to take my mind off of it, such as coloring or exercise (When I have the strength to), can really help me out of my 'spells.' I also began removing any 'toxic' relationships from my life that may trigger my anxiety and/or depression.” -- Anonymous

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