Anxiety disorders are the most common mental illness in America. Being diagnosed with anxiety can be scary and intimidating. We’ve created a list of 29 questions that you should ask your doctor after being diagnosed with anxiety.

General Questions

  1. Are there different kinds of anxiety disorders?
    • If so, which one do I have?
  2. What can I do to self-manage my anxiety?
  3. Who can I talk to about my anxiety?
  4. Will exercise help?
  5. Should I try a meditation app like Calm or Headspace?
  6. What caused me to develop anxiety? I never had it before?
  7. Do I need to change my diet?
  8. Could my anxiety be caused by another undetected problem like heart disease or cancer?
  9. Do I need to stop drinking wine, beer, and cocktails for the anxiety to go away?

Preventing anxiety

  1. How can I prevent my anxiety from getting worse?


  1. Will medication help me?
  2. Is medication the best way to treat this?
  3. Will medication make me feel like a different person?
    • What are the side effects of the medicine?
  4. What if the medicine does not help, what are my options?
  5. What are the long-term risks of medication?
  6. Should I talk with a psychotherapist?
    • If so, what should I expect from my therapy appointments?
  7. Should I talk with a psychologist?
    • If so, what should I expect from my therapy appointments?
  8. Will medicinal mushrooms help relieve my anxiety?
  9. Should I try CBD for anxiety relief?
  10. Will cannabis help relieve my anxiety?
  11. Are there any breathing exercises that will help reduce the frequency of anxiety attacks?
  12. Is there a natural remedy for my anxiety?


  1. How can I prepare for the worst if I am in a situation that triggers my anxiety again?


  1. What should I do if I have an anxiety attack at work?
  2. Will the anxiety medicine affect my work performance?