Anxiety Disorder Treatment in Kelowna

What are the common treatments for Anxiety Disorder?

All anxiety disorders are treatable. A combination of medication and therapy is generally most effective. It is important to discuss all options with a doctor before beginning treatment. Although treatment is individualized, here are a few standard approaches that have had effective results:

Therapy
As with other mental health disorders, there are several types of therapy available for the treatment anxiety disorders. It is important to discuss options with your doctor. Some of the therapy options are: Cognitive-Behavioural Therapy (CBT), Exposure Therapy, and Interpersonal Therapy (IPT).

Medication
Medication treatment of anxiety is generally safe and effective and is often used in conjunction with therapy. Short and long term treatment options are available and their use depends on the severity of symptoms, other medical conditions and other individual circumstances. It often takes time and patience to find the medication that works best for you.

Complementary & Alternative Treatment
There are many types of alternative treatments that can be helpful for anxiety such as relaxation therapy and lifestyle changes. Lifestyle changes have an ever-growing body of scientific evidence and these generally promote a healthy diet, exercise and stress and relaxation methods.

 

If you live in Kelowna and believe you may experience an anxiety disorder, treatment is available. Contact us for more a thorough medical assessment.

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