Sorry to hear the GAD is really causing a struggle for you. I've heard that Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy is really effective for anxiety, so I think it's great that you are entering that soon. May I ask what you mean about therapy helping something you're not thinking about? I'm assuming you mean how panic attacks can come about without really thinking but rather you're body just reacting to the racing heart? I think that is something the therapy can also help with. There might be ways to prevent the anxiety response or the panic response. I'd say just go in the therapy with a positive mindset as it could be a good help to you.
Feel free to keep talking about things here and let us know how the therapy goes. We can try to support you here if you need it.
Dx: Bipolar Disorder Type II; Avoidant Personality Disorder.
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