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24 Comics That Capture The Frustration Of Anxiety Disorders

For those who have dealt, are dealing, or simply want to learn more.

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[Editors' note: Anxiety affects everyone differently. These comics represent the experience of the artists and not necessarily the experiences of every person who deals with anxiety disorders. Anxiety is deeply personal, but we hope you find some solace in these comics.]

1. The way our restless minds consume us.

Art by Spencer of heymonster.tumblr.com
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Art by Spencer of heymonster.tumblr.com

2. The unique experience of having a panic attack.

Art by Rachel Poulson.
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Art by Rachel Poulson.

3. The seemingly superhuman power our minds has over us.

Art by Natalie Dee.
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Art by Natalie Dee.

4. How little things can add up.

Art by trixibelle.tumblr.com.
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Art by trixibelle.tumblr.com.

5. Our weird ways of coping.

Art by Beth Evans.
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Art by Beth Evans.

6. The way anxiety becomes a constant companion.

Art by Claire Jarvis.
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Art by Claire Jarvis.

7. The difficulty of communicating our anxiety to others.

Art by boggletheowl.tumblr.com.
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Art by boggletheowl.tumblr.com.

8. The way the littlest things can feel like huge accomplishments.

Art by Beth Evans.

9. The hard truth that it's not something we can run away from.

Art by Claire Jarvis.
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Art by Claire Jarvis.

10. The constant worry that we're the only ones who think about the big questions.

Art by Kate Leth.
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Art by Kate Leth.

11. The way anxiety can keep us from reaching our potential.

Art by Beth Evans.
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Art by Beth Evans.

12. The crippling overanalysis of everyday interactions.

Art by socialanxietycomics.wordpress.com.
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Art by socialanxietycomics.wordpress.com.

13. The fear.

Art by L.B.

14. How anxiety stops us from being social.

Art by Sam Brown.
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Art by Sam Brown.

15. The unfortunate fact that anxiety can strike at any given second.

Art by Cassian.
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Art by Cassian.

16. The way anxiety interferes with our ability to exist normally.

Art by virtualgirlfriend.tumblr.com.
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Art by virtualgirlfriend.tumblr.com.

17. The different forms anxiety can take.

Art by Bethany Rose.
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Art by Bethany Rose.

18. The art of giving ourselves credit for the smallest victories.

19. The terror of owning up to our anxiety.

Art by Nervous Comics.
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Art by Nervous Comics.

20. How anxiety manifests itself physically.

Art by Nervous Comics.
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Art by Nervous Comics.

21. The way anxiety can overshadow the positive aspects of our lives.

Art by Elena of elena-the-alter-ego.tumblr.com.

22. The endless cycles.

Art by ourlittlehappyplace.tumblr.com.
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Art by ourlittlehappyplace.tumblr.com.

23. The inescapable discomfort.

Art by Sean Clark.
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Art by Sean Clark.

24. And the constant feeling of being out of control.

Art by everybodyhasabrain.tumblr.com.
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Art by everybodyhasabrain.tumblr.com.

But there's also the comfort in knowing we're not alone.

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