NEW-FOUND HOPE

Reader's Digest (Canada) - - Letters -

I’ve never writ­ten in to thank you for your ex­cel­lent ar­ti­cles, but af­ter read­ing “A World of Worry” (July/ Au­gust 2017) I felt I must. As the mother of a 23-year-old who has phys­i­cal and men­tal dis­abil­i­ties and who has suf­fered from anx­i­ety his en­tire life, I’ve strug­gled to find proper treat­ment for my son. Through­out the years, dif­fer­ent med­i­cal pro­fes­sion­als have dis­missed his anx­i­ety dis­or­der.

How­ever, af­ter read­ing your ar­ti­cle I was able to ap­proach our family doc­tor with new in­sight. I told him I sus­pected my son might have gen­er­al­ized anx­i­ety dis­or­der. The doc­tor lis­tened and pre­scribed him an anti-anx­i­ety med­i­ca­tion. The change in him was im­me­di­ate. My son is now re­laxed, smil­ing and en­joy­ing life to the fullest. Your ar­ti­cle was a life­saver.

HAZEL SMELTZER, Sur­rey, B.C.

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