How to overcome anxiety
How I did it: Because my anxiety comes from a chemical imbalance (GAD), not experiences (like with PTSD or other anxiety disorders), all I had to do was get on medication. I also have obsessive-compulsive tendencies which exacerbate the anxiety. I was wary because of all the stuff in the news about anti-depressants being bad for adolescents, but I wanted to give it a try. So I went on fluoxetine (Prozac) and we slowly increased the dosage. It took a couple months to build up in my system, but it helped me a lot, and I had no major side effects. I would encourage anyone with anxiety to see a psychologist about medication and see if it works for you.