Is Medication, Therapy, Or Both More Effective In Treating My Anxiety Disorder?

Question: Is medication, therapy, or both more effective in treating my anxiety disorder?

Answer: The scientific literature suggests that, in the treatment of anxiety disorders, that psychological interventions can be very effective. However, there are some patients where they aren't working optimally and introducing medication can be quite effective. So the combination of both medication and psychological interventions can be a very useful strategy. Literature suggests that one of the things that the combination of treatment allows is the likelihood of a patient to use their medication in a fashion that is most productive, that they follow through in a way that the medication is being prescribed and reduces the probability of potential medication abuse.

In addition, the psychological interventions in their own right can teach the patient very effective coping skills that would ultimately lead to them being able to manage their anxiety without the medication.

Next: What Classes Of Medication Are Used In The Treatment Of Anxiety Disorders?

null

Previous: Why Might I Need A Combination Of Medications For My Anxiety Disorder?
-- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 4659890. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 4659890. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 4659890. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 4659890. -- This embed didnt make it to copy for story id = 4659890.
Join the Discussion
You are using an outdated version of Internet Explorer. Please click here to upgrade your browser in order to comment.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
You Might Also Like...
See It, Share It
PHOTO: Oscar de la Renta and Oprah Winfrey attend the Costume Institute Gala Benefit to celebrate the opening of the American Woman: Fashioning a National Identity exhibition at The Metropolitan Museum of Art, May 8, 2010, in New York City.
Rabbani and Solimene Photography/WireImage/Getty Images
PHOTO: Up in Ash: Mount Sinabung Erupting
Tibt Nangin/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images
PHOTO: Firefighters rescue a woman who got stuck in a chimney in Thousand Oaks, Calif.
Ventura County Fire Department
PHOTO: Apple Pay is demonstrated at Apple headquarters on Oct. 16, 2014 in Cupertino, Calif.
Marcio Jose Sanchez/AP Photo