People Reveal What Panic Attacks Actually Look Like After Twitter User Mentioned How Movies Romanticize Them

by Ayoub

The romanticized portrayal of mental illness has somehow been normalized, which only makes things worse for people who actually suffer from it. This caricatured and exaggerated portrayal of people who suffer from the various mental illnesses that exist does more damage than good.

Many people are sadly educated about the various issues out there through movies, so misportraying them and romanticizing them causes a lot of harm to those who suffer from them. That's why it's important to educate people about these issues, which prompted this Twitter user to bring it up on Twitter, and it opened up a really good conversation that allowed people to share their experiences.

The unrealistic portrayal of panic attacks in movies prompted this Twitter user to bring further attention to it:

The unrealistic portrayal of panic attacks in movies prompted this Twitter user to bring further attention to it:

People who have been dealing with similar issues were able to relate to her explanation and they began sharing their point of view. They stated that movies don't portray panic attacks accurately and that according to their experiences, they don't feel like that at all.

She added that while she agrees that there's nothing wrong with filmmakers showing people having panic attacks on-screen, however, it has to be done correctly.

She added that while she agrees that there's nothing wrong with filmmakers showing people having panic attacks on-screen, however, it has to be done correctly.
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Around 6 million adults in the United States suffer from panic attacks according to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, which is 2.7% of the whole population. These panic attacks are caused by a panic disorder.

Only 36.9% of the people who suffer from anxiety disorders receive treatment, despite their high treatability rate.

People reacted by describing what panic attacks actually feel like:

People reacted by describing what panic attacks actually feel like:
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