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effective treatments that have been developed through research.
There are two generalized treatments that are available for
anxiety disorders. They are medications and psychotherapy. Perhaps
the best option for individuals in this situation is a mix of
medication and psychotherapy. Both approaches can be effective;
however, which treatment is picked out depends on the patient's
and doctor's preference as well as the individual being treated
and the specific anxiety disorder.
When choosing a therapist, you should find out whether medications
will be available if needed. Before treatment can begin, the
doctor must conduct a careful diagnostic evaluation to determine
whether your symptoms are due to an anxiety disorder, which
anxiety disorder(s) you may have, and what coexisting conditions
may be present. Since anxiety disorders are not all treated
in the same manner it is important to determine the specific
problem before beginning a course of treatment. Sometimes other
coexisting conditions are present such as alcoholism or drug
abuse which will have an impact on what kind of treatment is
needed for the specific anxiety disorder.
If an individual has previously been treated for an anxiety
disorder prior, make sure to you're your medical provider what
you have been previously treated for. In this explanation include
what if any medication was taken. What often happens is that
people feel they have failed at treatment or that the treatment
they received didn't work when in fact, the only problem was
the treatment was never given time to correctly run it's course.
Going to treatment is essentially a joint action, where therapist
and client are working together. If one treatment doesn't work,
the odds are good that another one will. Additionally, new treatments
are continually being developed through research.