Writing Down My Fears About Huntington’s Makes Them Worse

Writing Down My Fears About Huntington’s Makes Them Worse

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Writing Down My Fears About Huntington’s Makes Them Worse

I learned about my mother’s Huntington’s diagnosis and my own risk during my senior year of college. I was devastated by the news, which exacerbated my anxiety. At the time, I had a therapist who told me to write down all of my fears and anxieties as a way to combat them. The theory behind this is that if you write the words down, they lose their power. I didn’t have as many coping mechanisms as…

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