Over 18% of Americans have experienced an anxiety disorder, and it can be incredibly frustrating and debilitating at times. AJ+ got people to share what it's like living with anxiety. Here are their stories:
"Anxiety is like having a friend who never leaves your side...It's not like you invite this friend to come along with you everywhere you go, but they just come along."
"The anxiety I have starts generally in my chest, and I feel this sense of constriction...It's like full time for several months."
"It feels like a really cold hand is coming from my stomach up my spine."
"I can't just get over it. I can't just tell myself, 'This is crazy.'"