Anonymous: I'm beginning to believe I have anxiety. I worry about really stupid, nonexistent problems. The other day, I was like, "wow, boobs look kind of weird" and so for the past few WEEKS I've been stressing like, "what if I have gender confusion problems? what if? what if?" I mean I've been fine being a girl my whole life and now all of a sudden I'm freaking out about something so silly! and it's like my mind tries to convince me these problems are real.
If you are worried that you might have some form of Anxiety disorder then you should see your doctor. Anxiety is common, and we all experience it - it’s what helps motivate us when we have to do something, be it reach a deadline, study for a test etc. It’s whenever it is over-generalised or is debilitating that it becomes an issue. If you’re having trouble studying, or socialising or going to work because of anxiety then it’s important that you see your doctor.
Now, I’m assuming that you’ve reached the conclusion that you do not have gender problems and are able to see that it wasn’t a particularly rational conclusion to jump to. I mean, there are some parts of the human body that people find weird, and some parts you may not like - even on yourself. But unless that discomfort is based on the fact that you identify with another gender - ie., you don’t like your boob’s because you don’t want to have them as you feel you are male - then gender confusion is not the issue.
Again, if you’re worried, talk to your GP and they should be able to tell you if you need any further help.
Oct 23rd, 2012