So you’re stuck drinking and smoking weed? Because you’re afraid your anxiety will get worse if you stop?
They have very little experience making independent decisions (and mistakes). And this is how they grow into adults with anxiety, into adults who lack confidence in their ability to manage life without someone to tell them what to do.
It Seems Half Of Young People In Their 20’s Are Labeled With (Or Label Themselves With) A Mental Disorder. How Did We Get Here?
It may be a side effect of raising public awareness about mental health conditions like depression and anxiety. We have brought mental illness to the front of people’s minds. And we have inadvertently created a side effect of pathologizing some aspects of normal experience.
Mental health care involves care of the whole person, not just pills to change the biology of the brain.