This is a bit of a vague thread but I was just wondering if anyone can relate... I feel almost 'unworthy' of a diagnosis (I have GAD and SAD). I know I have them but I always feel bad about it, like I shouldn't make a big deal, and that there are lots of people worse off etc. I find that I never tell people about my anxiety - not because I am ashamed of it, but because I don't want to look like an attention seeker. I can't even say the word 'anxiety' out loud - I always substitute another word like 'stress'. Sometimes I really want people to know about it so they understand, but I can't bring it up. Usually the only way people find out is when I have a panic attack in front of them. I just wish people could mind-read or would just directly ask me about it. I'm just rambling here, but does anyone else feel this way? Is it a good way to feel, or silly?