MYTH: Having an anxiety disorder = getting anxious about stuff.
MYTH: If you have anxiety, you should avoid stressful situations so you don't make it worse.
MYTH: Anxiety comes in one form.
MYTH: Everyone experiences anxiety the same way.
MYTH: You can always tell someone has an anxiety disorder.
MYTH: Social anxiety is the same thing as being shy or introverted.
MYTH: Anxiety disorders are caused by chemical imbalances in the brain.
MYTH: You always need a reason to be anxious.
MYTH: Medication is the only way to treat anxiety
MYTH: Anxiety is all in your head.
MYTH: If you eat right, exercise, avoid caffeine, and live a healthy lifestyle, your anxiety will go away.
MYTH: Give your anxious loved ones nonstop reassurance to help them deal.
MYTH: Anxiety problems stem from issues you had in childhood.
MYTH: Anxiety isn't that common.
MYTH: You should always carry a paper bag in case you hyperventilate.
MYTH: People with anxiety are mentally weak and just can't handle their shit as well as other people.
MYTH: It's not a "real" illness.