Below is an interesting article regarding anxiety from WebMd.com. I thought it was worth sharing.
While anxiety is both common and normal. It is a signal that calls our attention to something that isn’t right, is frightening or dangerous that requires our attention. A common source of anxiety might be you remembering that your anniversary is today and you have not even bought a card. It is a signal and perhaps, easily remedied. However, for some people anxiety is a chronic, painful part of every-day life. Additionally, it is worth noting that symptoms of depression often accompany an anxiety reaction.
This article from the well-respected WebMD site will help you determine if you have an anxiety disorder and if there may be a physical cause for it. Regardless of your determination, a visit with your doctor will confirm or eliminate a physical basis for your symptoms.
If you suffer with anxiety your doctor might suggest some modest changes in diet. While this might moderate some of your symptoms, your doctor is most likely to recommend a medication and counseling or therapy. Both can be quite helpful. It is valuable to recognize that medication usually reduces symptoms and, hopefully, does not produce any troublesome side effects. Counseling or therapy generally is effective because it gets at the basis or causes for your anxiety. If your anxiety is fairly new to you, talking with a therapist, may clarify the causes fairly quickly. If your symptoms have been of a longer duration, the causes and remedies may be more difficult to ascertain. However, most well trained and experienced therapists will be able to help you do that. Engaging a therapist; an impartial, well-trained expert who wants to help you, is usually an effective means to address the troublesome symptoms of anxiety.
Learn more about anxiety disorders, including types, causes, symptoms, diagnosis, treatment, and prevention.