Anxiety Make an Appointment Find a Doctor Ask a Question Reviewed by Kristen E. Holm, PhD, MPH (February 09, 2017) Living with a chronic illness is stressful. It’s normal to feel worried or anxious at times. However, it’s important to seek treatment if anxiety becomes excessive. If symptoms of anxiety are interfering with your relationships, your ability to participate in your usual daily activities, or your sleep, this is a sign that you are likely to benefit from evaluation and treatment for anxiety. Symptoms Symptoms of anxiety include excessive worry and difficulty concentrating. Anxiety can also be a very physical experience that includes difficulty breathing, chest tightness, and dizziness. Treatment Treatment for anxiety can include medications, talk therapy, or both. Medications for anxiety include antidepressants, anxiolytics and other medications. Talk therapy may involve individual therapy or family therapy. Therapy may include developing new coping strategies and setting personal goals. Therapy also can provide support and encouragement for you and your family. You and your physician can choose which treatments suit you best. Programs & Services Thousands of patients come to us from around the world to team with our expert physicians and researchers and seek treatment for respiratory, cardiac, immune and related conditions. Search our treatment programs. Clinical Trials For more than 100 years, National Jewish Health has been committed to finding new treatments and cures for diseases. Search our clinical trials.