Anxiety in some situations is not only normal, but quite needed. It is your mind and body’s signal for fear. But for many, anxiety is severe, pervasive and often debilitating. It can take the form of panic attacks, feelings of dread, persistent worry, fear of death, phobias, and social anxiety that makes it difficult to engage in interactions with others. There are also anxieties that are episodic or specific to certain situations. These are no less serious and can interfere with your life. Anxiety makes it difficult for you to relax and enjoy what you are doing.