Did you know that in the United States alone about 18 percent of people over the age of eighteen have anxiety? That ends up being about 40 million people.
And if you’ve ever suffered from, or have a loved one who’s suffered from an anxiety disorder, you know just how debilitating it can be.
Anxiety casts a shadow over practically every aspect of a person’s life, and treatment doesn’t always entirely get rid of symptoms. Anxious people often feel misunderstood because of the assumptions people always make about them.
So, if your partner is suffering from anxiety, you should probably know these five things:
It affects them physically, mentally, and emotionally
While the brain and how it processes information is largely affected by anxiety, it also has an effect on the emotional and physical aspects of life.
Always try to be aware of how your partner is feeling so you can see things from their perspective. Headaches, cold sweats, a flushed face, insomnia, and stiff muscles are just a few things to be on the lookout for.