Treating Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety is one of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. Many people get feelings of anxiety but, an anxiety disorder is more than a passing feeling and can prevent one from being able to complete everyday tasks, due to the intense fear and distress they may feel. Treatment, however, can help and is available for those struggling with an anxiety disorder. 


Psychotherapy, which is also referred to as talk therapy or counseling, involves working with a therapist or mental health professional to help reduce anxiety symptoms.

One of the most effective forms of treating anxiety using psychotherapy is cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT). This form of therapy focuses on teaching an individual the skills needed to help complete everyday tasks and feel their best while doing so. 


Various different types of medication are used in the treatment of anxiety disorders, all with the goal of relieving the anxiety symptoms of the user. 

Types of medication used to treat anxiety disorders include:

    • Certain antidepressants
    • Anti-anxiety medications, such as buspirone
    • In some cases, benzodiazepines

More information and RESOURCES

  • We recommend talking to your healthcare provider with any questions or concerns you may have.
  • To learn more about anxiety disorders and the treatment used, we suggest the following links:
    • NAMI:
    • NIMH: