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When People Say Anxiety Is ‘All in Your Head,’ Show Them This


When you tell people who have anxiety it’s “all in their head,” you aren’t exactly wrong — although what you’re implying certainly is.

Anxiety isn’t in someone’s head as in “made up” or “exaggerated,” but rather in the most literal way possible. It starts in your brain. A new video, released by Life Noggin, an animated and educational YouTube series, goes through the different types of anxiety disorders and gives some science behind why we experience anxiety in the first place.

So when someone tries to diminish anxiety because it’s in your head, you can send them this video and wholeheartedly agree.