8 Things Only People With Anxiety Understand

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May 5th, 2014

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Todd Farchione, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

For the 40 million American adults who suffer from anxiety and panic disorders, everyday life can be a little more challenging than most people realize…

Expert quote:

“It’s a bad strategy to tell someone to ‘calm down’ — mostly because it doesn’t give anyone a sense of how can they do that. If they could calm down, they would — it’s an overly simplistic view of emotion. A better strategy would be asking questions like ‘What’s making you feel this way?’ By voicing it and thinking about it, generally speaking, they can deal with it in a better capacity.”

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