Anxiety is a general term used for multiple disorders that may cause extreme symptoms such as: nervousness, fear, excessive worrying, as well as some physical symptoms. Such as, racing heart, dizziness, shortness of breath, fatigue, insomnia, upset stomach, among others. Severe anxiety will affect the daily life of the individual. One goal of treatment is to help the individual recognize and change their thinking patterns connected to anxiety. Treatment may also help or change the way the individual reacts to typical triggers. Another goal is to understand the root cause of anxiety. Making sense of where it came from is key to successful long-lasting treatment. Your therapist will help you learn new ways to cope with anxiety.