Generalized anxiety disorder makes me worry. How to treat?

Don't worry! It won't help! ther are effective treatments. Medications, such as antidepressants, that raise serotonin levels in the brain are effective, along with long acting benzodiazepines such as Clonazepam (short term use--potentially addicting). Even psychotherapy without meds can help. Make an appointment with a therapist and if necessary, they can refer you to a psychiatrist.
Multiple Treatments. You will want to work closely with a physician and therapist on this. Multiple types of treatment can be helpful. Medications are often used, but it can also be helpful to utilize a therapy setting to work on your thoughts, feelings, and behaviors connected to your anxiety. You will also want to pay attention to exercise, consistent diet, and healthy relationships.

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What can generalized anxiety disorder lead to if not treated?

Anxiety. If untreated can lead to increasing anxiety and panic attacks. See pcp or psychiatrist for counselling, ways to overcome anxiety, & possible medications to relieve anxiety until you have learned ways to prevent anxiety build-up (like exercise, activities to distract your mind from worries, etc). Read more...
Depression, cardiac. We are not made to be on constant physiological arousal. We see some patients wrear down and develop a full blown depressive episode or even psychosis. Others suffer interpersonal, health or occupational impairment. We created a page for anxiety disorder basics with links to further resources: http://cpancf.Com/anxietydisordersbasics.Asp. Read more...
GAD. It becomes chronic, with avoidance leading to more anticipatory anxiety leading to more physical symptoms. Read more...
Untreated Anxiety. I understand your concern. Untreated Generalized Anxiety Disorder can lead to worsening of Emotional symptoms • Physical symptoms • Concentration for completing of tasks • Impairment of functioning in work, relationships, and personal hobbies • Untreated Anxiety with heart problems can lead to increased risk for acute cardiac events. Read more...

Could ativan (lorazepam) be safe to use long-term to treat generalized anxiety disorder?

Not the best choice. While ativan is effective in reducting feelings of anxiety, it is also both short actiing and habit forming. This makes it the sort of medicine that you may develop a tolerance to, and it is also a medication that you need to wean off of. Benzos are never the best choice. Talk to your doc about soemthing like Buspar (buspirone) or another antidepressant. They do not carry these risks. Read more...

Tried Zoloft and Viibryd (vilazodone hydrochloride) with some success. What would you recommend to treat generalized anxiety disorder? Found any particular SSRI/SNRI better?

Individual. This is largely a question of the specific medicine for you: there really isn't at generally better medicine. YOu need to consult your prescriber. Read more...
Therapy? Have you yet tried any form of psychotherapy? Typically, the optimal combination of things to treat emotional issues such as anxiety or depression is medication (which, on your best day, is supposed to take the edge off symptoms) but the real gruntwork takes place in psychotherapist's consulting room. Read more...