There are different types of anxiety disorders, such as generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD), which is a disorder characterized by constant feelings of stress and worry about day-to-day activities and special events. Physical symptoms are not uncommon; these include difficulty breathing, tightness in the chest, trembling, insomnia, tension, and tiredness. A psychologist can provide relaxation techniques and mindfulness-based exercises to ease immediate symptoms, in addition to exploring the life circumstances that may have contributed to and are maintaining these symptoms.
There are a wide range of issues that can lead to anxiety, such as lifestyle, drug use, and life stressors. Some studies show that 30% of cases are explained by genetic factors.
The most common way of treating anxiety is Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), but other methods are often used in conjunction, such as mindfulness and relaxation techniques.