[Image: 6-piece blue colored background with a Siamese cat.Text reads: “Dad knows about general anxiety disorder, Scares you and wonders why you have a panic attack”]
Just happened to me. He jumped into my room and made a really loud noise when I had my guard down, and I started crying, and now he’s all “What the fuck, I was just playing!” My dad’s kind of a dick.
I know that feeling. I didn’t have any PTSD or GAD diagnosis when I was a teen, but my dad used to do the same thing and think it was hilarious. UGH.
I was lucky that my family never did this because we were already sensitive to my dad’s PTSD, but I had “friends” who would do this to me a lot. It sucked.