Anxiety can be tiring and frustrating sometimes. It makes life hard to survive, but the most challenging part is explaining it to someone else. Here are some tips on ‘How to explain anxiety to someone in detail.

Your Whole Body Feels It

When anxiety attacks, not only your mind but your whole body feels it. Anxiety might give many physical clues, including suffocation, chest pain, headache, shortness of breath, racing heart, sweating, etc.

Share how you feel exactly. A trained expert, like a therapist, can analyze the symptoms and make an educated guess to diagnose you correctly.

Mood swing

One moment you are soaring the sky then the next moment you are drowning in the pits of hell. That’s a mood swing.

Occasional mood swings are common, especially among women during particular times in their lives. When these becomes so frequent that they negatively impact on your relationship with the rest of the world, it’s a problem you should share with others who will support you.

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In a normal situation, our body and brain act together. When we feel the rush, so does our brain. People with anxiety often lose this balance. Though they are physically tired, their brains stay confused and often don’t let their bodies rest. If it seems like you, it may be because you are anxious about something. Share your sleeping cycle and patterns with your friends, family or therapist. It may help them understand what you are going through.

These are the key things you should mention when you are trying to explain anxiety. Here’s some other things you can do:

  1. Take notes on your thought for a few days. It’ll help you recall everything you want to share.
  2. Share anything and everything that relates to your anxious feelings.
  3. Share how you want to be helped.

It’s good to share your thoughts and fears with friends and family. That said, chronic anxiety often leads to depression and can push people over the edge. Depression doesn’t usually leave altogether without proper treatment. We suggest visiting licensed therapists if you’re in a really deep rut. They can help you identify the reasons for the anxiety, share all the necessary information, and advise accordingly.