Frequently Asked Questions about Anxiety
Anxiety questions and answers:
We have been asked a lot of questions about anxiety, depression, stress, and sleep disorder. The Recovery Support area of our website contains thousands of answers to the many questions we've been asked over the years. You can access these answers now by becoming joining our Recovery Support area. Members can find our Frequently Asked Questions section in Chapter 10. We also have over 80 hours of audio answers in Chapter 23. Many of these conversations involve dealing with anxiety symptoms and how to achieve recovery. For more information about our Recovery Support area, see the banner on the right side of this page.
If you are not a member and have a question about anxiety symptoms, you can find more information about symptoms of anxiety here. If you are a member of our Recovery Support area, you can find our comprehensive symptoms section in Chapter 9.
If you aren't a member, you can find answers to commonly asked questions about anxiety below.
Anxiety Frequently Asked Questions:
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?
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?
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?
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?
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?
For more information about anxiety symptoms, visit our Anxiety Symptoms and Signs 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.
Authors: Jim Folk, Marilyn Folk, BScN. Last updated April 2015.