I am a 64 y/o male and had my gall bladder removed 6 weeks ago and around the second week began having anxiety attacks that last for hours. I am unable to sleep and am suffering depression, I think because of sleep depravation. I have been prescribed Zanax for the anxiety but it only helps for a short period of time. I'm concerned about the addictive nature of the Zanax and therefore only take it sparingly. Is the removal of the GAll Bladder the culprit in this situation? Does anybody have any suggestions? My family physician suggestd I see a phyciatrist. I'm getting desperate.