Zoloft is an often prescribed by psychiatrists and it takes about two weeks for it to really take effect. Along with Zoloft there are a lot of techniques that can be used as well, including breathing, exercising, eating well, and sleeping well. In addition to those things a persons thoughts have to be taken into consideration because anxiety is caused from thoughts and perceptions. How we think about things is very important in dealing with anxiety. Trying to understand and change those thoughts is a key to helping a person with anxieties. There are physical symptoms that accompany anxiety such as sweaty palms, heart palpitations, and feelings of losing control. All of these symptoms can be treated with or without medicine. It's important to get professional help with anxiety because it tends to get worse over time. So go to a doctor, get medicine, do some deep breathing, get help with your thoughts, and learn to relax.