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Medication Treatment for Anxiety Disorders

Medication can be very helpful for sufferers of anxiety as its decreases anxiety symptoms whilst you are taking it. HOWEVER, MEDICATION DOES NOT CURE ANXIETY DISORDERS. Some people may choose not to use medication, others will choose to combine cognitive behavioural therapy or some other type of therapy with medication, and some people may only utilize medication.

Benefits of Medication

  • Medication can decrease the distressing physical symptoms of anxiety.  e.g. heart palpitations, sweating, shaking, etc.
  • Medication can reduce the negative thoughts experienced by anxiety sufferers.
  • Anxiety sufferers, who also have depression, can find anti-depressant medication improves their mood as well as decreasing their anxiety

 Types of Medication

Selective Seratonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI’s) SSRI’s are anti-depressants and are currently the most popular anti-depression...
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