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.
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.
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.