18 doctors weighed in:

What is treatment for anxiety disorder?

18 doctors weighed in
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Psychiatry
7 doctors agree

In brief: Cognitive Therapy

Situation evokes feeling in us and the feeling can depends on our thoughts , if we have a negative thoughts we can feel depressed , anxious , angry .
..Cognitive therapy can identify u negative thoughts and helps u change the way u feel...!

In brief: Cognitive Therapy

Situation evokes feeling in us and the feeling can depends on our thoughts , if we have a negative thoughts we can feel depressed , anxious , angry .
..Cognitive therapy can identify u negative thoughts and helps u change the way u feel...!
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Dr. Bassam Amawi
Thank
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Expert Docs & Info!

#1) really helps 2have mental health clinician like a clinical psychologist who has specific training/expertise in treatment of anxiety disorders.
#2) it's vital 2understand what anxiety is, how it ticks so u can take back ur life from anxiety when it interferes w/ur ability 2function. Consider researching. http://www.anxietybc.org #3) but start w/ur pcp 4 workup 2rule out medical conditions.!

In brief: Expert Docs & Info!

#1) really helps 2have mental health clinician like a clinical psychologist who has specific training/expertise in treatment of anxiety disorders.
#2) it's vital 2understand what anxiety is, how it ticks so u can take back ur life from anxiety when it interferes w/ur ability 2function. Consider researching. http://www.anxietybc.org #3) but start w/ur pcp 4 workup 2rule out medical conditions.!
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Thank
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Clinical Psychology
6 doctors agree

In brief: Learning to relax

Anxiety disorders are based in fear. Thus, learning to replace fear with relaxation and acceptance provides relief.
Medications are often helpful during the learning process. However, they will not cure anxiety disorders. Learning better ways of thinking and interpreting situations is the key. Often, increasing one's ability and competence promotes confidence, which is incompatible with anxiety.

In brief: Learning to relax

Anxiety disorders are based in fear. Thus, learning to replace fear with relaxation and acceptance provides relief.
Medications are often helpful during the learning process. However, they will not cure anxiety disorders. Learning better ways of thinking and interpreting situations is the key. Often, increasing one's ability and competence promotes confidence, which is incompatible with anxiety.
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Dr. Lawrence Smith
Thank
6 doctors agree

In brief: Which one?

There are several different diagnostic entities classified as anxiety disorders, with different recommended treatments.
You'd need to give more details to get a more helpful answer shorter than a book.

In brief: Which one?

There are several different diagnostic entities classified as anxiety disorders, with different recommended treatments.
You'd need to give more details to get a more helpful answer shorter than a book.
Dr. Michael Feinberg
Dr. Michael Feinberg
Thank
Dr. Missid Ghanem
Clinical Psychology
4 doctors agree

In brief: See below...

Psychotherapy is the treatment of choice to explore and resolve underlying issues and develop coping skills.
Medication may or may not be recommended as an adjunct treatment. Also, explore potential benefit of emotional freedom technique (eft, aka tapping). I also encourage clients with anxiety to take on relaxation &/or mindfulness meditation.

In brief: See below...

Psychotherapy is the treatment of choice to explore and resolve underlying issues and develop coping skills.
Medication may or may not be recommended as an adjunct treatment. Also, explore potential benefit of emotional freedom technique (eft, aka tapping). I also encourage clients with anxiety to take on relaxation &/or mindfulness meditation.
Dr. Missid Ghanem
Dr. Missid Ghanem
Thank
Dr. Alan Ali
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Chronic anxiety

Cognitive behavior therapy, medications as warranted, life style modifications, relaxation/meditation/yoga, breathing exercises, stress management.

In brief: Chronic anxiety

Cognitive behavior therapy, medications as warranted, life style modifications, relaxation/meditation/yoga, breathing exercises, stress management.
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali
Thank
Dr. Eric Levin
Psychiatry
2 doctors agree

In brief: Start with Assessmen

A good medical evaluation checking thyroid, adrenal, cardiac, etc should be done since many medical conditions or the medications used to treat them can cause panic attacks.
If all of this is clear the as noted therapy helps most but many need medication and sometimes life-long. You need to see a psychiatrist to determine this. How is your sleep, do you have sleep apnea? Is your vitb12 and vit d e.

In brief: Start with Assessmen

A good medical evaluation checking thyroid, adrenal, cardiac, etc should be done since many medical conditions or the medications used to treat them can cause panic attacks.
If all of this is clear the as noted therapy helps most but many need medication and sometimes life-long. You need to see a psychiatrist to determine this. How is your sleep, do you have sleep apnea? Is your vitb12 and vit d e.
Dr. Eric Levin
Dr. Eric Levin
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Bennett Machanic
Board Certified, Neurology
48 years in practice
55M people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors