Friday, May 15, 2020

How are Anxiety and Depression Treated?

As anxiety and depression have been increasingly recognized as existing alongside each other, so too has it become more common to treat them together. In some cases, the symptoms of one disorder may be so overwhelming that it must be treated first before addressing the other disorder. 

 As it happens, certain types of medication and CBT (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy) are effective treatments for both anxiety and depression.  Best practices over time have recognized that medication alone is not a long-term, effective solution because it can only address the chemical issues that may cause or exacerbate these problems.  CBT and talk therapy help get to the root cause of anxiety and depression, as well as provide coping strategies for symptoms.

With treatment, the heavy weight of both anxiety and depression can be lifted. Early intervention can prevent issues from worsening later in life.  Whatever the diagnosis you’re attempting to treat – anxiety, depression or both – the most important thing you can do is seek professional treatment as early as possible.

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