Anxiety is being worried or nervous. Anxiety is often normal. For example, many people are anxious when they're having money problems, trouble at work, or family difficulties.
However, you may have an anxiety disorder if:
Having a little anxiety can help you focus, but having a lot makes it hard to do things well.
In addition to being anxious, you may feel short of breath, dizzy, and sweaty and have a fast heartbeat
Some medical problems can cause anxiety (for example, heart disease, lung problems, or an overactive thyroid gland)
Many drugs can cause or worsen anxiety (for example, amphetamines, caffeine, cocaine, and corticosteroids)
People with anxiety are more likely than other people to have depression Depression Depression is feeling too sad or sluggish to do your daily tasks or take part in activities you usually enjoy. It’s normal to feel sad after something sad happens, such as a death or loss—depression... read more
Doctors treat anxiety disorders with medicine and therapy
Doctors don't know exactly what causes anxiety, but the following make it more likely:
Doctors examine you and ask questions about your symptoms. Doctors consider other disorders and diseases that have signs and symptoms similar to anxiety. If they don't find another cause, doctors diagnose you with an anxiety disorder if your anxiety: