There are two schools of thought when it comes to dealing with anxiety. Some sufferers see nothing wrong with taking prescribed drugs. The trouble with this approach is that it doesn’t deal with the root causes of the anxiety disorder. It simply masks the symptoms. Often anxiety disorders develop because the victim holds unhealthy outlooks toward life in general. They take a negative approach to things. They believe the worst is about to happen to them. These beliefs can often be traced back to some traumatic event earlier in life. One of the proven methods for overcoming anxiety is counseling.