29 Things People With Anxiety Are Sick of Hearing

The following images are courtesy of The Priory Group. They  a number of people who suffer with anxiety to share the worst comments people tend to made about their anxiety. As you will see form the results shown in the following photos, there is a general lack of empathy.

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1. “Man Up”

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The thing is, most the time an anxiety attack hits it’s completely chemical and the sufferer is not thinking of anything or doing anything that would have caused it. Other times its not so much from the sufferer but other people venting or complaining to them that causes it. In fact I would say one of the top triggers of anxiety attacks is other people’s negativity.

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2. “You aren’t as bad as SOME PEOPLE”

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3. “Stop acting like it’s worse than it is”

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4. “Pul yourself together”

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5. “It’s all in your head”

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6. “Just take some more tablets”

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7. “Everyone gets nervous, pull it together or you’ll look like an idiot”

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8. “Stop thinking about it”

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9. “Don’t be soft”

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10. Don’t panic

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11. “Oh… So you haven’t really got anything physically wrong with you”

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12. “Don’t be so dramatic”

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13. “You’ve got a weak mind”

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14. “Just stop being weird”

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15. “You’ll be okay when you get some sleep”

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16. “You’re just lazy”

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17. “I can’t see why you can’t just ignore it”

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18. “It must be horrible being you”

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19. “You don’t try hard enough to get better….”

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20. “What do YOU have to worry about?”

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21. “Get over yourself….”

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22. “Just think about something else”

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23. “You’re being ridiculous”

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24. “SHUT UP and get on with it”

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25. “Don’t be such a “DRAMA QUEEN”

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26. “At least it’s not cancer”

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27. ” I think you like being miserable”

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28. “Stop being so negative all the time”

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29. “You are pathetic”

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