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Which treatment works the best and fastest for anxiety?
15 doctors weighed in

Dr. Arman Danielyan
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
9 doctors agree
In brief: Anxiety
Combination of medications and therapy works the best.
Medication, including antidepressants and benzodiazepines, may offer a faster relief from symptoms, but you will need therapy to achieve longer term sustainable results.

In brief: Anxiety
Combination of medications and therapy works the best.
Medication, including antidepressants and benzodiazepines, may offer a faster relief from symptoms, but you will need therapy to achieve longer term sustainable results.
Dr. Arman Danielyan
Dr. Arman Danielyan
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Dr. Glen Elliott
Effective cognitive therapy not only helps with response rate to initial treatment but also decreases the likelihood of having recurrences down the line.
Dr. William Holmes
Pediatrics - Psychiatry
6 doctors agree
In brief: Benzodiazepines
When severe anxiety is present, and relief is needed quickly, the fastest and most effective treatment is a class of medicines known as the benzodiazepines.
These meds are sometimes called "tranquilizers" because of their calming effect. Common brand names include Xanax (alprazolam) and ativan. These meds are controversial because they can be abused, so it is important to use them under good supervision.

In brief: Benzodiazepines
When severe anxiety is present, and relief is needed quickly, the fastest and most effective treatment is a class of medicines known as the benzodiazepines.
These meds are sometimes called "tranquilizers" because of their calming effect. Common brand names include Xanax (alprazolam) and ativan. These meds are controversial because they can be abused, so it is important to use them under good supervision.
Dr. William Holmes
Dr. William Holmes
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Dr. Ana Adelstein
Clinical Psychology
3 doctors agree
In brief: Tortoise vs. Hare?
Knowledge + skills > #1: a clinical psychologist can teach u how 2 manage possibly overcome! but u really do need one w/training & expertise in treatment of anxiety problems/disorders.
#2: it's vital 2 understand what anxiety is, how it ticks & what specific things can help if anxiety starts interfering w/ur ability 2 function & w/ur ability 2 form/keep relationships. See http://www.Anxietybc.Org.

In brief: Tortoise vs. Hare?
Knowledge + skills > #1: a clinical psychologist can teach u how 2 manage possibly overcome! but u really do need one w/training & expertise in treatment of anxiety problems/disorders.
#2: it's vital 2 understand what anxiety is, how it ticks & what specific things can help if anxiety starts interfering w/ur ability 2 function & w/ur ability 2 form/keep relationships. See http://www.Anxietybc.Org.
Dr. Ana Adelstein
Dr. Ana Adelstein
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