Treatment of anxiety disorders
If diagnosed early, anxiety disorders can be treated very effectively. Although some
anxiety disorders can become chronic and may relapse later in life due to stressful events or poor remission,
Early diagnosis is very important because of the potential to recover quickly by mobilizing his or her mental resources during therapy sessions.
Medications are not always needed, especially if the symptoms are mild and responding to therapy.
* CBT (Cognitive Behaviour Therapy) and EDMR (Eye Movement Desensitisation and Reprocessing) are the most efficient forms of therapy that can be considered to treat anxiety disorders. They allow for a gradual desensitization and remission of anxiety symptoms and altering the cognition which drive the anxiety.
Early diagnosis, family support and a long-term commitment to treatment greatly increase the
efficiency of therapy and can prevent the recurrence of symptoms in the future.
* Antidepressants and anxyolitics are prescribed to diminish the intensity of symptoms. In some cases, medication may be recommended to reduce the severity of anxiety and facilitate the initiation of therapy sessions.
Although medications can provide considerable anxiety relief, it is more efficient when combined with therapy.