I think my anxiety problems started when I was a young child. I grew up in a home with a violent, unpredictable alcoholic father. He didn't hurt me, but he was abusive towards my mother. He totally terrified all of us. I think I have managed these many years by keeping all of this locked away by keeping very busy and by having a strong faith in God, which I still have. I was recently sick with a nasty bronchitis and a couple of other unexpected health issues when my anxiety kicked in full force. I realize now that I am afraid of bad things happening to me or to my loved ones, even though there is no real reason for me to worry about this. I think it has to do with what happened years ago. I am starting to wonder if I have PTSD. I have started seeing a psychotherapist. Is anyone else the adult child of an alcoholic and having problems with anxiety and depression?