What are the Generalized Anxiety Disorder
Treatment Options?

Generalized Anxiety Disorder treatments will vary depending on the patient and how severe their anxiety is. But, below you will find some of the most common treatments.

Which treatment option you choose is a personal decision and this site does not advocate any one type of treatment. I say this because what works for one person may not work for the next.

* There are many things you can do to reduce your anxiety on your own. For example, during periods of high anxiety, you can try a relaxing breathing technique

* Some have found that certain herbs have greatly reduced their anxiety. Click to browse the Herbal section

* Some have made lifestyle changes when possible, for example simplifying their life. The less you have, the less you have to worry about.

* Aside of self-help, psychotherapy is also available. Two of the most effective forms of this are Behavioral Therapy and Cognitive Therapy.

**** Behavioral Therapy helps you to unlearn
behavioral patterns contributing to your anxiety
and Cognitive Therapy helps you to unlearn
thought patterns causing your anxiety.

**** And Cognitive-Behavior Therapy combines
the two together, working on behavioral and
thought patterns
at the same time.

* Medication can also be helpful. It is not a cure-all, though. If your anxiety level gets so high that it is interfering with your daily life, medication can help you level out your anxiety. However, normally it is only used to get you stabilized, and then you can work on getting to the root of your anxiety with treatment.

* You can take Benzodiazepines or an SSRI (Selective Serotonin Re-uptake Inhibitor). While Benzodiazepines are potentially addictive, SSRI's are not. So, that is something you would definitely want to consider.

So, those are some of the more common treatments for Generalized Anxiety Disorder. I hope this information has been helpful for you. You can read a little more detail on different treatment options here.

And remember, having an anxiety disorder is not the end of the world, it is definitely treatable. Sometimes it just takes time to figure out what works for you. You may also find some helpful advice in the My Advice Section.

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