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What's The Most Annoying Misconception People Have About Anxiety?

Dealing with it goes far beyond "taking a deep breath."

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Having anxiety can be pretty damn overwhelming. Everyday situations are interrupted by worries and overthinking.

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The worst part, though, is having to explain your anxiousness to people who just don't understand how serious it is.

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Maybe someone's told you that it's all in your head, and if you just take a deep breath, it'll go away quickly.

Or that you're just pretending you're anxious because you want attention.

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Or maybe, someone's told you that if you take medication, it'll simply disappear.

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So, what misconception about anxiety do you want to set straight? Let us know in the comments below.

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