Experiencing occasional anxiety is a normal part of life. Many people feel anxious or nervous when faced with a problem at work, before taking a test, or making an important decision. Anxiety disorders, however, are different and can cause such distress that it interferes with a person’s daily functioning.

Common symptoms may include: racing thoughts, incessant worrying, obsessive thoughts, panic attacks, paranoia; often preventing those from going to school, work, and/or leaving the house