How do doctors treat anxiety?

Multimodal. After a complete evaluation, doctors generally treat anxiety with a combination of psychotherapy and medications as needed. Some also recommend mindfulness meditation, breathing exercises, and physical disciplines such as tai chi and yoga (which also have a spiritual component). All these can work together to help the person dealing with anxiety.

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How do doctors treat teenage anxiety disorders?

Therapy/meds. Evaluate, diagnose type, provide therapy or anti-anxiety meds. Often a combination of both. Family mds will often refer to psychiatrist or therapist. Read more...
Combination. We use a combination of SSRI medications and therapy. Paxil (paroxetine) works well in teens and this is generic and on most formularies. Seeing a counselor regularly for tips on managing stress and anxiety is useful as well. I usually recommend both, with very good results! Read more...