anxiety chronicles

‘My brain goes into panic mode’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘Once I went to the abyss that is junior high school and my hormones started raging, so did my anxiety’

‘Nothing short of sleeping seems to help’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘I feel a jolt in my chest that goes away as quickly as it came’

‘It feels like my body is literally caving in’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘No one understands the paranoia’

‘Sprinting around a track while weeping’: This is how I experience anxiety

Comedian Maria Bamford shares her journey with anxiety

‘It feels as though some outside force is holding my body down’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘Sometimes what’s going through my brain is just scribbles’

We’ve talked to over 60 women about anxiety. Here’s what they told us.

Women are nearly twice as likely than men to experience it in their lifetime

‘I feel it everywhere’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘There are very few moments where I’m not worrying about how I look to others’

It ‘starts the moment my body wakes up’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘I move into fight, flight and freeze’

It ‘has been creeping up on me almost daily’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘Some people assume that anxiety doesn’t exist in teenagers and that we are overreacting’

‘Long bouts of insomnia, constant agitation, appetite dysregulation’: This is how I experience anxiety

‘I wish people who don’t suffer from anxiety knew how all-encompassing, deeply debilitating and disturbing anxiety can be’