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Two years ago, Achea Redd, now 37, felt a lump in her breast. Terrified, she went to the doctor. Within 24 hours, she had a mammogram and biopsy.
Luckily, the bump was found to be benign, but the experience had a malignant effect on her mental health.
“It put such a strain on me emotionally,” said Redd in a late-May interview. “After a month of random panic attacks, they started to become more frequent. [And] I developed a tremor.”
Redd was diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, and began treatment that included medication and regular therapy. She’d struggled with mental health issues for years, but was hesitant to seek help.