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    FrancesCV posted:
    I am 25 years old, female, 5' 5", 125 lbs. My family has a history of anxiety, depression, ADHD, OCD, and autism. I have been treated for depression and am currently taking 20 mg Prozac daily for general anxiety disorder. I get 9-10 hours of sleep a night. I do not drink, smoke, or use any other drugs. I am married and employed. I drink one cup of coffee in the morning and sometimes 1/2 cup around 2 PM.
    I have discussed with a physician and a psychiatrist my problems expressing myself after too little sleep or too much work. I work as a copy editor at a magazine and have a graduate degree in literature, so my grasp of language is pretty solid. If I am tired I begin to stutter and become confused easily, I forget nouns, misuse prepositions (which describe concepts in relationship to one another), and conflate past and present tense. My doctor performed blood tests and a CT scan without any alarming results, and increased my medication dosage from 10 to 20 mg six months ago. I have not noticed any real difference in my ability to communicate verbally.
    Could there be another issue besides anxiety? If it is anxiety, does anyone have any recommendations for me to ease the stress?
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