Although most people experience anxiety from time to time, those who suffer persistent, uncontrollable anxiety that gets in the way of their work and personal relationships may have a form of anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders may include generalized anxiety, panic disorder or social anxiety. To receive a correct diagnosis, visit your primary care provider or licensed therapist. Possible treatments may include a combination of one or more of the following:
*If you decide to go on medication, it is important you work closely with your doctor to track any side-effects you may experience. Antidepressants in particular may cause suicidal thoughts. If you are having suicidal thoughts, call the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline at 800.273.8255.