Anxiety Disorders are very common. 1 in 4 people will experience an anxiety disorder at some point in their lives–not just a simple struggle with anxiety, but a significant struggle with anxiety. People with anxiety disorders can look deceptively functional from the outside while suffering significantly on the inside. Anxiety alters both their physiology (racing heart, shortness of breath, nausea, etc), and their thinking process (trouble concentrating, more likelihood of exaggerating threats). Because the workings of anxiety are often invisible, most people don’t receive the recognition and empathy they deserve for their struggles. People can’t just snap out of anxiety, but anxiety problems can be overcome by acquiring appropriate skills and undergoing treatment.  Time 0:37:09