There are many types of anxiety, with a range of signs and symptoms. It’s important to note that the following are only guides to recognising different types of anxiety. They will not provide a diagnosis – for that you need to see a health professional. The symptoms of anxiety can often develop gradually over time. Given that we all experience some anxiety, it can be hard to know how much is too much. In order to be diagnosed with anxiety, the condition must have a disabling impact on the person’s life.