There are many different treatments for anxiety. These different treatments typically fall into three camps: lifestyle, therapy, or medication. Note that many people opt for a combination of the three.
For example, lifestyle treatments involve the following:
- A healthy diet.
- Adequate sleep.
- Stress management.
Therapy treatment involves working with a licensed therapist. During therapy, you’ll learn coping mechanisms and triggers of your anxiety. Triggers can be daily occurrences like interpersonal conflict or stress at work. Along with these daily stressors, there are often deeper triggers like past experiences and traumas as well.
Each therapist takes a unique approach to therapy; that’s why your relationship with your therapist is essential.
Medication is also a valid approach to anxiety treatment. You have many options for medication, so make sure that you communicate with your therapist and doctor about what does and doesn’t work for you. Please note that therapists cannot prescribe medication, but we are here to support you as you find a medication that works for you.