What type of treatment is most effective for anxiety?
The best type of treatment (or combination of treatments) varies depending each person’s unique situation. There are several good medication treatments to alleviate the symptoms of anxiety. Most people with anxiety disorders also benefit significantly from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT). CBT for anxiety disorders guides clients through a series of specific strategies to change thought and behavior patterns contributing to the anxiety. The goal of CBT for anxiety is to reduce the frequency and intensity of symptoms and develop a sense of acceptance of remaining symptoms. Many times, clients utilize a combination of medications and CBT together.