Anxiety Addiction and Crisis-Dependent Function

How we hold ourselves back by needing anxiety to function.

Grant H Brenner MD DFAPA
4 min readNov 27, 2023

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At a cardiac arrest, the first procedure is to take your own pulse.

- Samuel Shem, MD, House of God

What is “anxiety-dependent functioning”?

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Grant H Brenner MD DFAPA

Psychiatrist, Psychoanalyst, Entrepreneur, Writer, Speaker, Disaster Responder, Advocate, Photographer