Everyone gets anxious from time to time, which is why it can be difficult for us to understand people with chronic anxiety disorders. Anxiety disorders, however, can be socially and psychologically crippling for those who suffer from them, so The Mighty decided to help give these people a voice by collecting and publishing their comments about anxiety.


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The comments, which Bored Panda supplemented with their own photo pairings, offer some specific advice for how to approach with someone who has an anxiety disorder. Most of them, however, have to do with simple compassion and understanding. If you have an anxiety disorder, let us know what you'd like to add in the comments!

(h/t: themighty)

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AmyMcDonnell 1 year ago

I wish my mother would understand this and get of my back about everything.

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DariaB 1 year ago

Sometimes I feel like I really don't wanna go where suggested, but when I actually do get out of my shell, and just go, even though I didn't want to, once I'm there and once it's done, I realise it was actually a good idea. Doesn't always work, but it's great when it does.

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KazGill 1 year ago

When u get hurt so often u come to expect it to happen sooner or later and rarely have i been proven wrong

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KimberlyShaffer 1 year ago

This could be said for naturally introverted people as well.

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LoriHertz 1 year ago

I don't love you less I need to decompress.

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WillySulistyo 1 year ago

like a radio that wont shut off ? this is scary , i once went 3 days 3 night without sleep and the mind just keep 'screaming' i was nearly mad , i approached a christian leader and he told me i lack faith , i say 'fuck you'

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LilyOcana 1 year ago

Sometimes there isn't a source... or we don't know what it is.

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LilyOcana 1 year ago

This was the worst for me. Certain ppl in my family always said this to me instead of helping me seek out medical attention. So before I knew I had anxiety I really thought I was going to die or that I was just going insane.

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MarshaSimpson 1 year ago

I really like this one, people just don't understand what hell you are going through if you care about me please just try to understand. If people could somehow know what we deal with everyday .I did not ask to be this way and I would do anything not to feel this way.

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Pemberton 1 year ago

I'd read this as "effort to understand" rather than "effort to fix". My best friend read a lot about mental health to understand and help me. It made me cry.

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KazGill 1 year ago

If only people could understand the reality of this and understand u cannot "just switch it off" its both physically and emotionally draining on a daily basis

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LoriHertz 1 year ago

I decline events in my life I would love to attend. The guilt is overwhelming. Please try to understand I do love you.

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ElizabethArmstrong 1 year ago

I've lived a life of apologizing - to my friends, my children, my doctors, and I don't know why. I might as well apologize for the rain.

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WillySulistyo 1 year ago

4 years house-bound.

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