It is unfortunate that so many people who suffer from the very real problem of anxiety do so alone. For some reason, there is a sort of stigma attached to this often dibilitating disease, making many people who suffer from it afraid to share their problems and concerns with those around them. This is troubling for several reasons.
First, by not sharing the fact that you suffer from an anxiety disorder, effectively cuts your chance at manageing your disease. One of the primary ways to manage anxiety is through the use of a support mechanism of friends, family and peers. By choosing not to share your diagnosis and to explain its effects and treatment you won’t have that support.