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

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

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


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.


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


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

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The best responses will be featured in a BuzzFeed Community post.