No matter what people think it feels like to live with an anxiety disorder, everyone who has one can agree: It's supremely unpleasant, and often in ways that people who don't have an anxiety disorder can't understand. This is something much bigger than just worrying about why someone didn't text you back. Serious anxiety can completely control your day, ruin relationships, and make you feel like you are literally dying.
AJ+, a wing of Al Jazeera America, has been producing a series of short videos about mental health, including this one on anxiety. The video takes audio from people in their 20s living with anxiety, and beautifully visualizes their descriptions.