How to understand a person who has an anxiety disorder

Anxiety disorder can have a profound negative impact on the life of the person who experiences it. But not only the people who experience it suffer from it, the people closest to them also feel the negative consequences of this disorder (loved ones, friends, family, etc.). Anxiety disorder can seriously affect the patient, but also those close to him, who are known as ‘the others affected’.

The general evil of anxiety

But it is very important that people understand who has this type of disorder. It is a disease that currently fills GP consultations due to the stress of life that it leads. A person with anxiety disorder feels ill as they can be affected physically, psychologically and emotionally. Many suffer negative consequences in all areas of their lives. Although there is no physical evidence of the disease, anxiety disorder can be fraught with distressing, and even debilitating sensations, symptoms.

As if that were not enough, anxiety disorder can also cause the life of the person who suffers from it to have problems, physical and mental challenges that ruin their work, professional and even personal life because of not having people around them can understand. All of these challenges can make the person feel scared, confused, frustrated, etc.

Anyone can suffer from anxiety

There is no one who is exempt from suffering from anxiety, anyone can experience this disorder at any time in their lives . Its appearance depends on many factors, there is no specific cause, but it always causes discomfort in the person. Some people, when they focus too much on the inside, get scared, they become people with a bad temper, they become confused, they feel discouraged, they feel distant from the outside, they begin to feel apathy , etc.

While anxiety disorder can be difficult to understand from the perspective of an inexperienced person, it can be even more difficult for someone who has never had anxiety to understand. While patients may look good on the outside, they often experience a pitched battle on the inside, and a battle that only someone experiencing an anxiety disorder will fully understand.

Anxiety disorder can produce a wide range of physical, psychological and emotional sensations and symptoms, which will not always be the same in people, each person is different and anxiety can manifest itself in many different ways. These sensations and symptoms can also appear in mild episodes and then appear at any other time as an uncontrollable anxiety attack.

Anxiety disorder is not seen on the outside but is felt on the inside

The anxiety can affect internal organs and even the nervous system and the brain. It can also affect the endocrine system, the respiratory system, the reproductive system, the cardiovascular system, the digestive system, etc. In addition to biological sensations and symptoms, most patients also experience distressing thoughts and emotions.

The severity of the condition generally determines the degree and frequency of the sensations and symptoms. Most patients don’t want to get sick and would give anything to feel normal again. But due to the nature of anxiety disorder, they often feel trapped in a battle filled with confusion, fear, and despair. They feel that they have no way out, that is why it is so important that their environment understand them and can help them whenever they need it.

If you know someone who has anxiety, before judging or criticizing their life, you need to empathize and think about everything, that it is not easy and also that one day it can happen to you too. And probably, you will also need support.

Elle Mcdonald

I am Elle Mcdonald Specializations in Psychology . Graduated in psychology from the University of Tennessee in 2000. Diploma of Advanced Studies in the Department of Personality, Evaluation and psychological treatments with excellent results.

First Level of Master in Clinical Psychology at the Center for Behavioral Therapists (recognized with a scientific-professional nature by the College of Psychologists)

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