Normal Anxiety is not an Anxiety Disorder
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Normal Anxiety is not an Anxiety Disorder

Normal Anxiety is not an Anxiety Disorder

Normal Anxiety is not an Anxiety Disorder

Everyone experiences anxiety at one time or another but there is a huge difference between normal anxiety and a diagnosed anxiety disorder.

Normal anxiety includes:

  • Having the ability to control your anxiety
  • Your anxiety does not interfere with daily activities
  • Your anxiety only lasts for a short period of time

Anxiety disorder includes:

  • Feeling like your anxiety is uncontrollable
  • Having trouble getting and being relaxed
  • Obtaining intrusive/ anxious thoughts
  • Feeling restless and fatigued
  • Dealing with nausea and stomach problems

A little bit of my story:

I remember many times, mainly in High School, when I felt so anxious that I broke down crying in class. My anxiety became so uncontrollable that I felt as if there was no way out. When I was in that state of mind it was hard to realize anything else going on around me because the only thing that was evident to me was the way I felt since the emotions were so strong. I remember feeling so lost. I felt so abnormal and inhumane for feeling so out of control. I felt so out of control because I did not the root of why I was so anxious, my brain couldn’t obtain that information. All I knew was the way it felt to have a whole classroom ignore you when you’re having a panic attack during class. If you have any idea what what that feels like, please research more about it. I can tell you, from my own personal experience, taking the time and learning about anxiety disorders lead me to decrease my panic attacks by a tremendous amount.

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