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Research suggests that psychotherapy is usually the most effective option in treating anxiety disorders. That’s because psychotherapy in contrast to medication treats more than just the symptoms of the problem.

Like depression, various approaches can be used by a therapist to treat anxiety but the leading approaches are cognitive behavioral therapy and exposure therapy.

Therapy can help one uncover the underlying causes of his or her worries and fears and also help the individual learn how to relax; look at situations in new, less frightening ways; and develop better coping and problem-solving skills.

Therapy gives an anxiety sufferer the tools to overcome anxiety and teaches him how to use them. Many different types of therapy are used to treat anxiety, Each anxiety therapy may be used alone, or combined with other types of therapy.

Anxiety therapy may be conducted individually, or it may take place in a group of people with similar anxiety problems.

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Even though Depression and Anxiety are two separate disorders they have something in common – the chemical imbalances in the body. Antidepressants were originally created to control depression and bipolar disorder. However, within a few years of its introduction, studies found that antidepressants also helped in reducing anxiety. This is because serotonin is a key neurotransmitter that has an effect on multiple brain functions, including anxiety. Antidepressants affect serotonin, so those with anxiety should receive similar relief to those that have depression

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