The two primary ways to treat generalized anxiety is therapy and prescription medicine. More often than not, people use both methods at the same time to deal with their problem. It might take some testing before you find the right answer for you.


Otherwise called talk treatment or mental guiding, you will get help from a trained therapist. It can be a powerful way to treat generalized anxiety issue, but it does not work for everybody.

The most effective treatment for anxiety is cognitive behavioral therapy. It is not a long term solution, but if you work hard on it can in the long run free you from generalized anxiety, cognitive behavioral treatment concentrates on showing you how to deal with situations that cause you anxiety step and help you get back to the things you stopped doing due to anxiety. In the long run you will return to your normal life.

Prescription Medicine

A few sorts of pharmaceuticals are utilized to treat generalized anxiety. You should speak with your therapist about different types of medication available today.

Antidepressants are most widely used for of medication to aid in treating anxiety. There are two types of antidepressants:

  • SSRI – serotonin reuptake inhibitor
  • SNRI – serotonin norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor

There are many different brands prescribed to patients with anxiety. The most widely prescribed are Zoloft, Prozac, Celexa, Lexapro and so on. Antidepressants need time to start working, because they need to build up in your system, that usually takes about 2 weeks.

Sedatives like benzodiazepines. Your doctor or your therapist might prescribe you something like Xanax, Valium or Ativan. These medications are usually prescribed only to relieve intense anxiety and should not be used on constant basis. You should be careful not to abuse benzodiazepines as they can be addictive and build up a tolerance pretty fast.