There’s a difference between experiencing anxiety and having an anxiety disorder: feelings of nervousness or restlessness will go away, but sufferers of anxiety disorders get nearly no break from their symptoms. Do you struggle with anxiety every day, but it feels like the people around you don’t understand what you’re going through? Do you feel isolated and alone in your situation? In this video, we’re going to talk about the struggles people with anxiety can relate to, to remind you that you’re not alone and that many other people who are struggling understand what it’s like to deal with an anxiety disorder!
If you relate to this video but you’re not sure about the differences between normal anxiety and an anxiety disorder, we also have a video on the differences between anxiety and GAD, Generalize Anxiety Disorder:
Disclaimer: This video is not meant to diagnose or treat any mental illness, but we hope it can be informative and relatable nonetheless.
Writer: Gabrielle LaFrank
Script Editor: Morgan Franz
Script Manager: Kelly Soong
VO: Amanda Silvera
Animator: Clarisse Lim Xingyi
YouTube Manager: Cindy Cheong
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