What is the treatment for add symptoms due to generalized anxiety disorder?

Are you saying. That you have poorer concentration because of your anxiety disorder? Treat the anxiety disorder. Cognitive behavioral therapy can be quite effective. Psych meds may be indicated. Aim for daily exercise, 8 hours of sleep /night ; good nutrition w 5 servings of veggies ; 4 of fruit per day. Try tai chi, yoga, qi gong, progressive muscle relaxation, deep breathing exercises ; meditation. Take care.

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What is the best treatment for add symptoms due to generalized anxiety disorder?

Maybe not ADD. Untreated anxiety can manifest as in attention therefore treating the anxiety with therapy and or medications can lead to improved attentional ability. Read more...

Is there any peer reviewed research supporting cranial electrotherapy stimulation as an effective treatment for generalized anxiety disorder?

Yes. There have been over 140 human studies done on ces, many of these on anxiety and many in the peer-reviewed literature. One of the best summaries of this research with references is here: https://en.Wikipedia.Org/wiki/cranial_electrotherapy_stimulation this site has information on a meta-analysis done by the harvard school of public health: http://www.Cesultra.Com/ces-research.Htm. Read more...

Just by success rates I know it varies but what drug has a better success rate or treatment for generalized anxiety disorder xanex XR or klonopin (clonazepam)?

Neither. These two drugs are sedatives, cousins to each other and do nothing to cure, treat, or prevent anxiety. They are temporary tools for an acute situation. They are not for long term or repetitive use. Read more...
Depends. Seems that people tend to prefer one or the other. Klonopin is long acting and you may not notice an immediate effect. Xanax (alprazolam) is quick onset and does not last longer than a couple hours. Often with xanax (alprazolam) you take more than twice daily and can get withdrawal anxiety. There is a long-acting xanax (alprazolam). Both can put you at risk of getting tolerance. Read more...

Questions regarding generalized anxiety disorder and cognitive behavioral therapy. How helpful is it?

Can Be Helpful. Cognitive behavioral therapy has been shown to be helpful for a variety of anxiety disorders. You may also find that you get even better benefit using a combination of medication and therapy, at least until the anxiety is under better control. Read more...
Very helpful. It is important to find a psychologist that provides a structured cognitive behavioral therapy program because some providers just end up chit chatting with you instead of providing the same structured cbt program that the reseach has found to be very helpful. Read more...

Is it possible to be "cured" from generalized anxiety disorder with just cognitive behavioral therapy or do I also need medication?

Depends. Like any other medical illness, anxiety disorders vary in their level of severity. If your anxiety is mild it is likely to respond to a brief dose of therapy and never come back. Moderate anxiety may need repeat episodes of therapy and/or medication. Severe cases need chronic medication and frequent therapy. Read more...
Maybe. "cure" means the condition is no longer adversely affecting your life &requires little special treatment.Sometimes a routine med chronically is a cure of sorts. So, can be principles acquired in therapy. Many need >1 intervention, such as cbt, meds, lifestyle changes, improved relationships, job change, etc, to relieve themselves of gad. But just get started with something & see how far you can go. Read more...
Compliance is key... Agree w/others. Just adding: therapy requires participation and meds only work if taken. So, any effective treatment plan is one you're comfortable enough with to follow. For anxiety severe enough to impede therapy (eg too avoidant/worried to go to sessions, etc.), meds (eg ssri) may help you engage in therapy. Treatment plan can also include what/when to add/change if 1st treatment isn't enough. Read more...

Once you cure generalized anxiety disorder will the symptoms go away?

Tough question. It's not clear that one can "cure" gad, although it is highly treatable with medications and certain kinds of talk therapies. And, effectively treated, the symptoms do indeed go away, or at least become markedly less intense. However, those with a history of gad are vulnerable to a return of symptoms especially under major stressful conditions or trauma. Read more...

What does having double s allele mean for treatment of OCD and anxiety disorder medication?

Maybe less effect. I think you mean that you are homozygous for the s (short) variant of the serotonin transport protein. Some studies suggest you might be less resilient to stressful events and less responsive to particular medication -- the ssris (prozac, zoloft, (sertraline) etc.) these studies are only guidelines. They should not dictate treatment. Your physician will consider that information as she considers tx options. Read more...

What is mixed anxiety disorder? What are treatment options? Chances of person feeling better?

Mixed anxiety. and depressive disorder is just what it sounds like, a combo of anxiety and depression. This is fairly common. Your age makes you a bit more at risk for hormonal imbalances. Please see your doc to rule that out and a clinical psychologist to help w/the emotional aspects of what is happening. Lots of reasons to be hopeful. Peace and good health. Read more...

What can you do to get treatment for social anxiety disorder?

See a doctor. That doesn't necessarily mean you need medication, but a psychologist or psychiatrist can help you determine the best therapy, be it group therapy, individual psychotherapy, medication, or a combination thereof. In fact, the most benefit is usually derived from psychotherapy alone, but possibly with mild medication such as beta blockers. Read more...
Talk to. A psychologist or counselor who treats anxiety. The most effective treatments are relaxation training (sometimes with the aid of biofeedback) plus cognitive therapy that includes gradual exposure to anxiety-producing situations in imagination and real life. Therapy is sometimes augmented with medication and is quite successful. Read more...