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What do you do if you have generalized anxiety disorder and are terrified of taking prescription meds?

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Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree

In brief: Get in Psychotherapy

That is the central element of gad treatment; meds are not necessary, they are just helpful at times in bringing down the intensity of the anxiety, while the exploratory therapy is underway; however, if you're that terrified of the meds at this time and would rather do it without, then you definitely can (it may be harder but doable); nothing wrong with changing your mind either..
. Good luck.

In brief: Get in Psychotherapy

That is the central element of gad treatment; meds are not necessary, they are just helpful at times in bringing down the intensity of the anxiety, while the exploratory therapy is underway; however, if you're that terrified of the meds at this time and would rather do it without, then you definitely can (it may be harder but doable); nothing wrong with changing your mind either..
. Good luck.
Dr. Missid Ghanem
Dr. Missid Ghanem
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Dr. John Moranville
Psychiatry
3 doctors agree

In brief: Get therapy

Get a good therapist.
Therapy itself can be beneficial and a good therapist will help you decide if you need medications in addition to therapy.

In brief: Get therapy

Get a good therapist.
Therapy itself can be beneficial and a good therapist will help you decide if you need medications in addition to therapy.
Dr. John Moranville
Dr. John Moranville
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Dr. Susan Uhrich
Psychiatry
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Work with a

Psychiatrist who understands your fear. And, strongly consider hospitalization so that you can feel safe knowing there is a nurse available to you 24/7.

In brief: Work with a

Psychiatrist who understands your fear. And, strongly consider hospitalization so that you can feel safe knowing there is a nurse available to you 24/7.
Dr. Susan Uhrich
Dr. Susan Uhrich
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