Every Reason to Panic
Tobias van Schneider

There needs to be a disclaimer on this that says you are not trained to give medical advice, that this is simply something you’re sharing with others because it worked for you.

On the one hand, legal reasons. And on the other hand, to me, this is an oversimplification of what panic attacks and anxiety are. This sounds a lot like “laugh at your panic and then just get your shit together, take control, and TADAA you will be healed”. It fails to mention that everyone experiences anxiety and panic attacks differently, that it affects people to varying degrees, that many people are not fortunate enough to be able to pull themselves out of it. This article, to me, perpetuates the idea of “if you want it badly enough, you can get over your mental health issues”, rather than saying “hey, it’s okay to need and get help”. Sorry, I hope this doesn’t come across as a personal attack, but as someone who, despite knowing all the symptoms of a panic attack, is regularly completely paralyzed by them, this reads a little condescending.

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