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Anxious Trait (Generalized Anxiety Disorder)

by skilynn Posted 28th Feb 2017 at 10:31 PM - Updated 28th Feb 2017 at 11:16 PM by skilynn
21 Comments / replies (Who?) - 5 Feedback Posts, 16 Thanks Posts
Inspired by saphryn's Depressed trait, iridescentlaura's Social Anxiety Disorder trait, emile20's Bipolar trait, and miceylulu's Borderline Personality Disorder trait, I have made a trait to portray Generalized Anxiety Disorder.

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is an anxiety disorder characterized by excessive, uncontrollable and often irrational worry, that is, apprehensive expectation about events or activities. This excessive worry often interferes with daily functioning, as individuals with GAD typically anticipate disaster, and are overly concerned about everyday matters such as health issues, money, death, family problems, friendship problems, interpersonal relationship problems, or work difficulties. [x]

Basics
  • Bladder, Hygiene, Fun, and Energy decrease at a faster rate. Hunger and Social decrease slower.
  • Creative skills, especially musical skills, are built faster, as they are common coping mechanisms for people who suffer from this disorder. The Video gaming skill also increases faster.
  • If you have Spa Day, the Wellness skill is built faster, as meditation and yoga are common coping skills.
  • Since it is hard to balance anxiety with logic, the Logic skill is harder to build.
  • Social skills are harder to build.
  • Anxious Sims find it harder to succeed in "high-stress" or "high-risk" jobs: Astronaut, Business, Secret Agent, Doctor (Get to Work), and Politics (City Living). It is easier for them to succeed in other jobs, though: Painter and Tech Guru.
  • Teens with the trait have a harder time succeeding in school, and succeeding in the Retail career.
  • Sims with GAD often feel misunderstood, so it is harder for them to build relationships.

Buffs

There are six buffs Anxious Sims will get.
  • Feeling Anxious: Your Sim is feeling anxious, like something might go wrong at any moment. 80% chance of appearing, +3 Tense, 6hrs
  • Ruminating: What if, what if, what if... Your Sim can't stop running everything over and over in their mind. 50% chance of appearing, +3 Tense, 4hrs
  • Panic Attack!: It's too much! Your Sim has been overcome with their anxiety and is having a panic attack! 15% chance of appearing, +8 Tense, 4hrs
  • It's Over: The panic attack has passed. Your Sim is exhausted now. Always appears after a panic attack, +5 Dazed, 4hrs
  • Sick of Being Sick: Why can't I be normal? Dealing with anxiety every day is sometimes enough to make your Sim cry! 30% chance of appearing, +3 Sad, 4hrs
  • Feeling Calm: The anxiety has subsided. Your Sim is feeling pretty great! 20% chance of appearing, +3 Happy, 4hrs

This mod is, of course, based on my own experiences with anxiety. If you have any suggestions, like adjusting anything with the trait or more moodlets, let me know and I'll be happy to add/adjust it. I would also like to make a PTSD trait in the future, so if you have suggestions for that as well, let me know.

Happy simming!

Additional Credits:
Zerbu for his amazing mod constructor. Thank you, Zerbu!
The awesome modders listed above for their mental illness traits! Thank you for inspiring me to do this!

Type: Other

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21 Comments / Replies (Who?) - 4 Feedback Posts, 16 Thanks Posts
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#2 Old 1st Mar 2017 at 2:56 AM
Great work!
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#3 Old 1st Mar 2017 at 3:09 AM
Is that my Knowledge aspiration you have there? Also, good work.
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#4 Old 1st Mar 2017 at 5:21 AM
My boyfriend has an anxiety disorder (I think GAD, but I'm not positive), and this sounds so much like him, it's not funny. I guess that means you did a good job!
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#5 Old 1st Mar 2017 at 10:57 AM
Thanks you so much for creating this trait. <3 I have been searching for such one for a long time. It is so great to me, that people on here are starting to make traits like these.
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#6 Old 1st Mar 2017 at 12:36 PM
I love that there is a positive buff associated as well. Makes it feel very detailed and have depth. I always appreciate traits like this. With this, and especially if you do other mental health traits, would you consider another positive buff that's all about the sim being happy because they are actually having a good day with few issues creeping up. I love the different ways you have this trait impacting the sim needs and all of the different buffs. This feels very thought out and like it will be meaningful for my sims. Thanks so much for taking the time to make this so well and give more representation of differently abled people. You are awesome! Can't wait to see more of your work.
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#7 Old 1st Mar 2017 at 4:20 PM
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Originally Posted by jackboog21
Is that my Knowledge aspiration you have there? Also, good work.


It is! I love your custom aspirations.
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#8 Old 1st Mar 2017 at 4:21 PM
Thank you for the kind words everyone. I'm glad you're enjoying the trait.
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#9 Old 1st Mar 2017 at 4:56 PM
I'm hoping for an OCD trait next.
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#10 Old 1st Mar 2017 at 9:27 PM
As someone who has severe GAD, this is awesome. I especially like the creative/video games and spa day increase. Totally relatable LOL! Thanks!
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#11 Old 2nd Mar 2017 at 4:14 AM
I must say as someone who also has severe GAD, you've done a great job on this - thank you!
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#12 Old 2nd Mar 2017 at 7:33 PM
Those buffs are... so accurate... Thank you for this. I'm definitely afflicting my sims with it.
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#13 Old 7th Mar 2017 at 12:54 AM
Thank you so much for making this trait - as someone who has GAD (Generalized Anxiety Disorder) I can now create my own sim and can see them face anxiety in the Sim world.
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#14 Old 8th Mar 2017 at 6:17 PM
Omg, thats me! Haha. That's so real... thank you a lot for creating this! Will it be in Spanish some day? I don't understand English at 100%, so it will be nice to play with this mod!
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#15 Old 11th Mar 2017 at 8:15 PM
I can't stop smiling that this mod exists. Now my sims can be more like me! Thank you so much for this! ~Enlightened
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#16 Old 14th Mar 2017 at 2:58 AM
Thank You
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#17 Old 14th Mar 2017 at 5:09 PM
I have no words to thank you for creating this. I am truly appreciative. As a person who uses and continues to learn and modify different adaptations to continually do things to survive and enjoy life to the fullest I truly cannot thank you enough in this language. :)
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#18 Old 14th Mar 2017 at 5:25 PM
I can't download the rar file... Can you make the trait into a zip file?
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#19 Old 17th Mar 2017 at 7:52 PM
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Originally Posted by gunchapred
I'm hoping for an OCD trait next.


I don't have experience with OCD, but if someone who does has ideas or wants to give me some insight, I'd be happy to make a trait for it.

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Originally Posted by CrazyLiz
Omg, thats me! Haha. That's so real... thank you a lot for creating this! Will it be in Spanish some day? I don't understand English at 100%, so it will be nice to play with this mod!


I don't speak Spanish, but if someone who does would like to translate my mod, I'd be happy to let them.

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Originally Posted by LuckyMachine
I have no words to thank you for creating this. I am truly appreciative. As a person who uses and continues to learn and modify different adaptations to continually do things to survive and enjoy life to the fullest I truly cannot thank you enough in this language.


Oh my goodness, thank you so much for your kind words. I'm glad I was able to do something like this for you.

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Originally Posted by Ts4xD
I can't download the rar file... Can you make the trait into a zip file?


Sure! Let me know if this works for you.

Thank you everyone for your kind words and feedback. It means a lot to me! I am currently working on a trait to represent being in recovery from depression and/or anxiety. I hope to share that with you within the next month.
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#20 Old 20th Mar 2017 at 6:35 PM
While I don't personally suffer from intense anxiety, my best friend does. This mod seems to perfectly embody what I've witnessed him go through.
And I feel like I've actually learned a bit from this mod, strange as that may sound. Thank you for that c:
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#21 Old 21st Mar 2017 at 6:02 AM
That is intense and very revealing. Thank you for not only taking the time, but also making anxiety of this type a thing others can better udnerstand.
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#22 Old 21st Mar 2017 at 6:02 AM
That is intense and very revealing. Thank you for not only taking the time, but also making anxiety of this type a thing others can better udnerstand.