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Anxiety and Confusion: Overcoming Confusion States in Anxiety and Panic

Himanshu Dani

Anxiety/Panic has a peculiar characteristic.

That is, it produces confusion.

The confusion is mainly about: 

  • Your surrounding
  • Your bodily sensations &
  • The weird feelings you get during those moments


With continued suffering of panic attacks or intense anxiety, it appears that anxiety and confusion are tied together for the worse.

If you personify anxiety or panic as a devil you can say that it intimidates you every now and then.

It threatens you with fainting and humiliation in public, heart attack like feeling, fear of craziness, fear of death, etc.

These are the thoughts and feelings that capture your mind. The result of this is often that you are not that much into your normal senses.

That is because anxiety consumes your mental energy. This can result in confusion or lack of attentiveness in your routine life.

It is a state of high arousal which makes your nervous system highly active for considerable periods of time.

This can temporarily affect the normal functioning of your brains like the clarity of thought and perception. This may lead to states of confusion.

But remember this confusion is not due to any brain defect or a brain tumor.

If you have checked with a medical professional and he has assured you that there are no such conditions, you can assume that it is due to anxiety.

Anxiety and Confusion are always coexistent”

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