Anxiety Disorders are among the most treatable problems seen by mental health professionals, provided you seek the right kind of help. While medication has been shown to be quite effective in reducing problems with anxiety in the short-term, people who receive psychotherapy are less likely to suffer a relapse than those who only take medication. There are many different types of psychotherapy, and some approaches have proven to be much more effective than others when it comes to treating anxiety.
The two approaches to treating anxiety that have received the most support from scientific research in clinical settings are cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and acceptance and commitment therapy (ACT). Clinicians specializing in treating anxiety may use a combination of these approaches.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety includes the following components: