Anxiety is the persistent fear that something bad is about to happen to yourself or a loved one. While some anxiety is a normal part of life, worry that is constant or excessive for the situation may indicate the presence of an anxiety disorder, such as Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Panic Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, or Social Phobia. While many effective treatments are available for anxiety disorders, proper diagnosis is critical for developing an individualized treatment plan.