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Eleena Wills

Anxiety and Panic Attacks: How Does It Affect Your Family?

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Eleena Wills, (2022, March 16). Anxiety and Panic Attacks: How Does It Affect Your Family?. Psychreg on Mental Health. https://www.psychreg.org/anxiety-panic-attacks-affect-family/
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Whether you’re single, married, or engaged – prolonged anxiety and panic attacks take a toll not only on you but your family as well. Your family sees you in a new angle where they don’t understand how to deal with you or your moodiness. They may also find difficulty in dealing with your sudden anger, long silent treatments, and your mood swings. 

If you don’t come forward and take treatment or counselling – it becomes hard for you to live and you make others feel bad about you. So, it’s best for you to accept the hard feelings and move forward in your life with the right guidance and support from your family.

If you’re still feeling unsure and don’t want to take up any medical treatment, here’s how your behaviour affects your family. Read carefully and you may realise how important it is for you to recover soon. Take the following points positively to have a happy life and live in content with your family.

You show only your negative side 

When you’re having anxiety or feeling stressed about something, you think nothing except you and your emotions. For instance, if you’re worried about your work, you constantly think and talk about work and nothing else. 

Your family may listen to you at first but with the excessive and obsessive talk about your work, they may feel irritated. They may not know what to tell you even after saying the thousand positive things about you and how you’re doing the work.

You will be in that trance, and unless you know about how to manage stress, you won’t show your positive side. You constantly feel annoyed that no one is helping you or feel ashamed or guilty about your actions, and your confidence will be so low that you can’t react happily or responsibly towards your family.

Even if you want to do something good, your over-stressed mind won’t let you act on it and brings you back into the web of stress.

There’s a point where your family snaps

When you are refusing to take help and stop listening to your family’s positive reactions, there will come a point where your family snaps. Whether it’s your parents, siblings, friends, spouse or your partner – their tolerance level will end, and they may stop caring for you. 

They may not stop ignoring you but surely they will begin distancing from you. They still care for you and your actions but you have to realise they also have a life that they want to live fully. They will keep asking you to take the treatment but not as effective as before. 

The change should begin with you

You have to realise that the change should come from you. Once you begin to take a positive step towards your mental problem, you can see that your entire family comes forward to help you. Whatever you feel stressed about, you have to take a few minutes a day and think about your family and your behaviour is affecting them. It’s one of the effective tips for managing addiction and other kinds of anxiety problems.

Consult with the best doctor

You should begin to talk about what you’re feeling inside and let out all your emotions without hiding anything – no matter how bitter they are. If you are not comfortable with your family knowing about your inner feelings, you can always rely on therapists or psychiatrists who can listen to you without judgement. They also provide coping mechanisms that you can follow to overcome your stress and anxiety. You can also ask your family to help you deal with your inner emotions by telling your coping methods. 

Mental health in men and women

Anyone can have mental health problems. But the challenges facing men’s mental health can differ from women’s issues. Because both genders have different recovery methods and unique styles of resolving mental issues. So, it’s important to take the doctor’s advice if you are feeling stressed about anything. The sooner you react, the faster you can connect with your loved ones and have a happy life.


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