Minuscule doses of anxiety are useful in the body, but severe anxiety becomes irrational and must be treated immediately. Anxiety disorder impacts over 40 million American adults. It has its types or categories including: panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), social phobia (or social anxiety disorder) particular phobias, generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) and other types of the disorder that has its own unique symptoms. The symptoms that they share are similar like: irrational fear, doom and gloom. A medical examination is required to recognize other conditions that cause symptoms of anxiety disorder. Medical treatment of the condition involves antidepressants, anti-anxiety and beta- blockers. These are the primary drugs that physicians prescribed to the patient. The drugs treat the symptoms not the disorder itself. In other words, they are for alleviating the discomfort of the symptoms exclusively. To cope with anxiety disorder a combination of medical treatment and psychotherapy is the best method to contain and address the symptoms. In cases involving alcoholism, depression et al, it may become necessary to treat the pre-existing conditions first prior to full treatment of the anxiety disorder. There are other treatments such as stress management. Stress is the common reason for the disorder. Individuals with anxiety disorder can also compose themselves with mediation. Mediation could add to the effects of therapy.