Psychotherapy and Medication are the two primary treatment for anxiety disorders. You will benefit most from a mixture of both. It may take a few trial and error to find out which treatments are better suited to you.
Often known as talk therapy or psychological counselling, it involves working with a therapist to minimise symptoms of anxiety. It can be an effective treatment for anxiety disorders.
Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) has been the most successful method of psychotherapy for anxiety disorders. CBT focuses on teaching you practical skills to manage your symptoms and gradually return to activities that you have avoided due to anxiety.
Several types of drugs help relieve symptoms, based on the type of anxiety disorder you have and whether you have any emotional or physical health problems. For instance: Some antidepressants are often used to treat anxiety disorders. Anti-anxiety medications called buspirone can be prescribed.
Your doctor can recommend other medication forms under limited cases, such as sedatives, sometimes called benzodiazepines, or beta-blockers. These medicines are meant to relieve anxiety symptoms in the short term and are not intended to be used in the long term.