Your intentions might be good, but these statements could make things worse.

By Andrea Barbalich
July 26, 2017

Anxiety disorders are the most common form of mental illness in the United States, affecting 25 million people. As if the racing heart, sweaty palms, dizziness, trembling, and inner turmoil aren’t bad enough, many anxiety suffers also withstand well-intentioned but hurtful comments from people who don’t understand the nature of the disorders. Real Simple spoke to two anxiety experts to help clear up the confusion. Here are seven things people with anxiety disorders don’t need to hear.

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