Who is behind Educated Anxiety?
I am a Muslim suffering and struggling through an anxiety disorder. I have been struggling since 2007 with debilitating symptoms of anxiety, such as severe memory loss, depersonalization, intrusive thoughts, extreme fears, chest tightness, insomnia, and more. Not only this, but I have also dealt with issues of depression as well. I have been on and off medications, seen therapists, as well as gone through various anxiety recovery programs. I’m still trying to recover.
In my struggles with anxiety, I have not seen enough solid information and support. The internet has a plethora of ideas as to how to treat anxiety and deal with it, and how it started. As a Muslim suffering from anxiety, I simply am not satisfied with what is available.
This is why I started Educated Anxiety. Educated Anxiety is a Muslim perspective of the world of anxiety and stress related issues and problems. It is my hope that Educated Anxiety eventually becomes a solid anxiety resource that provides, knowledge, education, and support for the religious minded who are suffering with anxiety. Through my writings and postings, I hope to educate, inspire, develop, and motivate. I am not here to vent about my feelings and frustrations.
Don’t get me wrong. I don’t claim to have all the answers to anxiety. I am still suffering with it myself! But with the help of Allah, I hope to eventually have the tools and knowledge to develop a program for recovery, leveraging Religion, and with proper understanding of the realities of anxiety. Anxiety is a REAL problem, and we need to understand its realities. Scholars, Speakers, and Religious Leaders have knowledge of religion but it’s difficult for them to relate and understand the agony of anxiety disorder. And modern psychology has not tapped into the world of Islam sufficiently. That’s why Educated Anxiety is here.