I have worked in the area of anxieties as noted above for over thirty-five years. Although each category is different, I have placed them together because my approach, while specific to the problem, is also generalized in actual technique. The first task is to evaluate what type of anxiety the patient has and then to evaluate the origins of the problem, that is, biochemical, genetic, trauma, pharmaceutical, general stress, relationship based etc. As with my treatment of depression, one of the areas to be evaluated together is whether the patient would benefit from an evaluation to determine whether anti-anxiety medication would be beneficial. As above, I work with a psychiatrist or their primary care physician and work with the patient as they determine the efficacy of the medication. Also, as with depression, an alternative method might be used in addition to traditional psychotherapy for anxiety disorder.