I am a fellow patient advocate and know well about anxiety disorders, having experienced them myself. Do I still suffer from this emotional neurosis today? Yes, but to a much lesser degree than when I was younger (now age-59, this year of 2022). Anxiety, whether chronic (generalized but strong) or acute (panic attacks), can always be diminished in an individual, through counseling and or medications. In spite of what some individuals might say about these methods of treatment, they are absolutely nothing to be embarrassed about or to be ashamed of. Many celebrities and sports figures have suffered chronic anxiety and panic attacks and in fact, it has been shown that anxiety sufferers are some of our most creative and greatest self-achievers in society.

Unfortunately, until one gets help for anxiety neurosis, they can also have feelings of being stressed-out, plus depression will also develop to some extent until coping skills are achieved. Do people suffering a chronic anxiety disorder go insane or become psychotic from the condition? This is literally unheard of because "psychosis" and "neurosis" are not the same and do not crossover into one another in the true sense of one transitioning into the other. They can co-exist (medical term - "comorbid") but even this is rare in regard to people with anxiety-neurosis. If literally defined, it is psychosis that is a "mental illness" and chronic anxiety, with or without panic attacks is an "emotional disorder" (imbalanced emotions).

In this video, I also talk about chronic anxiety "unreality symptoms" (depersonalization and derealization). Meaning the anxiety sufferer at times feels unreal or their surroundings can at times feel unreal, which is not the same as losing touch with reality in the true sense. Other things covered can help give those seeking an initial understanding of severe and/or ongoing anxiousness conditions, a general insight (by an anxiety disorder patient).

Video link: https://youtu.be/RulYDLDYHMs

Author's Bio: 

I am a graduate of Liberty University (1996) for completion of theological studies (33 college credits), and I completed "Bible Survey" with Assemblies of God - Berean College. I consider myself a "Bapticostal" (a Baptist also having Pentecostal beliefs). Bible studies are one of my most-covered book subjects. I am, however, careful to only address those subjects I believe God has given me correct revelation on. I was a Christian Youth Minister, beginning in 1983 for approximately 18 years. During, between and after youth ministries I served in other church capacities as well, including interim pastoring and retirement home ministry. MOST IMPOTANTLY, I am a redeemed man, who has received salvation by acceptance of Jesus Christ (John 3:16) and what he did for me in shedding his blood and dying for me on the cross, and in his resurrection from the dead, giving me the promise of eternal life, purely by grace; not due to anything I have done, other than to accept it freely.