Frequently Asked Questions about Anxiety
Frequent Questions about Anxiety, Anxiety Disorder, Anxiety Attacks (Panic Attacks), etc.:
We have been asked a lot of questions about anxiety, depression, stress, and sleep disorder. Over the next few months, we will be adding to this Frequently Asked Questions About Anxiety section extensively. We thank you for your patience as each new anxiety question and answer comes online.
If you are in a hurry, you can access our Frequently Asked Questions About Anxiety and Anxiety Disorder section (Chapter 10) in the Recovery Support area of our website. It contains over 800 answers to common questions about anxiety.
If you have a question about anxiety symptoms, see our anxiety symptoms section. If you are a member of our Recovery Support area, you can find our comprehensive symptoms section in Chapter 9.
Anxiety Frequently Asked Questions:
Frequent questions about anxietyWhat is an anxiety attack? What is anxiety disorder?
Another website said that anxiety isn't harmful. Is that correct? Is anxiety harmful?
My doctor said that anxiety and depressive disorders are caused by a biological problem or chemical imbalance problem in the brain? He also said that this biological or chemical imbalance problem is genetically caused. Is this true?
Thanks to your information, I just realized that my anxious behavior is teaching my children to be anxious, too. I see them doing the same kinds of things I used to when I was a child. This breaks my heart. As a parent with young children, how can I help them overcome their anxiety issues when I’m just starting to work on my own?
Frequent Questions about Anxiety Coaching, Counselling, Therapy Treatment
I believe there is an advantage in working with a coach/therapist who had to overcome anxiety disorder himself. But since I don't live in Canada or the USA, can I still work with one of your coaches/therapists?
I'm looking for a good therapist. What makes your therapists different from other therapists?
Your website stresses the importance of seeking therapy to overcome anxiety disorder. Is there no hope, then, for people who can’t afford therapy?
I heard recently that dealing with addictions, such as alcoholism and drugs, could be dealt with the same way as anxiety disorder, since the underlying factors of addiction are similar to that of anxiety disorder. Is this true? If so, do any of your therapists help people with addictions?
If I work on my underlying factors, will my stress level come down to what has been its normal level (which has always been quite high) or will it reset to a lower state and then that becomes the new normal level?
Frequent Questions About Anxiety Recovery
Frequent Questions About Anxiety and Medical, Medication, Doctors, etc.
If anxiety isn't caused by a biological problem with the brain or by a chemical imbalance in the brain, why does medication help some people with anxiety disorder?
I’ve been to numerous doctors and all have agreed my symptoms are related to anxiety. But I can’t stop worrying that I may have a more serious health condition. Should I go for further testing regarding my anxiety symptoms?
Frequent Questions About Anxiety SymptomsWhat are the signs and symptoms of anxiety? What are the signs and symptoms of an anxiety attack?
I’ve been dealing with anxiety for a long time. I have a lot of the symptoms you list at your website. Many of my friends have anxiety, too, but they only have one or two symptoms. Is my anxiety different because I have so many symptoms, or do some people just get some symptoms whereas others get many? In other words, is it common for anxiety sufferers to get many symptoms or just one or two?
I've been experiencing brain zaps and electric shock symptoms. I'm taking Xanax and heard that Xanax can cause them. I also heard that anxiety can cause these symptoms. Can anxiety cause these symptoms, and if so, what can I do to get rid of them? And should I stop taking my medication right away?
I've been having a lot of symptoms, such as a tight feeling in my head, some tingling sensations in the back of my head, and I also feel like I’m trapped inside my mind. My test results all came back normal. Can this be anxiety? If so, what can I do to get rid of my symptoms?
For more information about anxiety symptoms, visit our Signs and Anxiety Symptoms page.
For more information about anxiety attack symptoms, visit our Anxiety Attack Symptoms page.
If you have questions about your anxiety symptoms or condition, the Recovery Support area of our web site has over 800 answers to commonly asked questions about anxiety. If you don't find your question answered there, members can email us their questions and we'll answer them.
Get on with your recovery and life. You can when you know what to do. Anxietycentre.com can help.
The combination of good self-help information and working with an experienced anxiety disorder therapist, coach, or counselor is the most effective way to address anxiety and its many symptoms. Until the core causes of anxiety are addressed - we call these core causes the underlying factors of anxiety - a struggle with anxiety unwellness can return again and again. Dealing with the underlying factors of anxiety is the best way to address problematic anxiety.
For more information about our Anxiety Therapy, Coaching, Counseling option; our Available Anxiety Therapists; to Book An Appointment with one of our anxiety therapists; common Symptoms of Anxiety; Anxiety Attack Symptoms; anxiety Recovery Support area; common Anxiety Myths; and our Anxiety 101 section; or click on the appropriate graphic below:
Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated February 14, 2017.