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Anxiety Treatments

Anxiety: Treatments Inroduction

The first step to addressing excessive anxiety is to diagnose and treat any underlying medical conditions, such as hyperthyroidism and hypoxia.

There are many ways to reduce, even eliminate the symptoms of anxiety that are not caused by an untreated medical condition. The most effective strategy is to address anxiety in a variety of ways. Taking inventory of stressors and developing strategies to eliminate or reduce them is an important approach. This may include making a list of stressors and grading them from most stressful to least stressful, then developing simple ways to minimize what you can.

Exercise is a well accepted way to help reduce stress and anxiety. Some experts believe that exercise allows the muscles to use and "work off" the body's build up of stress-induced epinephrine, which can produce symptoms of anxiety, such as irritability and muscle tension. Deep breathing exercises and such disciplines as yoga and tai chi help to induce a calm state, and clear the mind of anxious thoughts. For some people an hour of carefree window shopping, a spa treatment, or watching the game with buddies, help to relax and reduce anxiety. The most important thing is to recognize what helps you reduce anxiety and to ensure that you incorporate it regularly into your life.

Anxiety disorders can often be successfully treated with a multifaceted plan that includes psychotherapy, sometimes known as "talk therapy". In psychotherapy, a psychotherapist builds a relationship with a client, establishing trust and helping the client to address anxiety through such techniques as communication and cognitive-behavior therapy. These techniques can help people to recognize and work through situations and thought patterns that trigger anxiety and can teach more effective ways of thinking, behavior and coping with these situations.

Psychotherapy might be combined with medications, such as anti-anxiety and antidepressant medications for some anxiety disorders.

Anxiety: Treatments

Some of the possible treatments for Anxiety from various sources may include:

Treatments for Anxiety

The following treatments are listed for Anxiety in our knowledge base:

Alternative Treatments for Anxiety

Alternative treatments, home remedies, other other complementary therapies that have been listed as possibly helpful for Anxiety in various sources may include:

  • Kava
  • Lavender oil
  • Self-hypnosis
  • Yoga
  • Breathing exercise
  • Mind-body exercise
  • Meditation
  • Acupuncture
  • Warm bath
  • Warm milk
  • Catnip tea
  • Hops tea
  • Avoid caffeine
  • Exercise
  • Valerian
  • Visualization therapy
  • Self-affirmation
  • 5-HTP (hydroxytryptophan)
  • Reduce distractions
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Ayurvedic cleansing program (panchakarma)
  • Almond milk
  • Orange juice with honey and nutmeg
  • Acupressure
  • Ayurvedic oil massage
  • Valerian and musta tea
  • Ayurvedic dietary changes
  • Dashamoola tea
  • Massage scalp and soles of feet with oil
  • Ashwagandha and brahmi tea
  • Tulsi (holy basil) and sage tea
  • Sesame oil through the nasal route (nasya)
  • Aconite homeopathic remedy
  • Arsenicum homeopathic remedy
  • Argentum nitricum homeopathic remedy
  • Gelsemium homeopathic remedy
  • Breathe dried white chrysanthemum
  • Lavender oil on temples
  • Massage scalp with wooden comb
  • Tap soles of feet in rhythmic pattern
  • Ear massage
  • Qigong mind-body exercise
  • Dan Zhi Xiao Yao Chinese herb
  • Investigate whether your condition is a side effect from a medication
  • Art therapy

Drugs and Medications used to treat Anxiety:

Some of the drugs and medications used in the treatment of Anxiety may include:

  • Alprazolam
  • Alprazolam Intensol
  • Apo-Alpraz
  • Med-Alprazolam
  • Novo-Alprazol
  • Nu-Alpraz
  • Xanax
  • Amitriptyline - used in combination with chlordiazepoxide
  • Amitid - used in combination with chlordiazepoxide
  • Amitril - used in combination with chlordiazepoxide
  • Apo-Amitriptyline - used in combination with chlordiazepoxide
  • Alatrol - used in combination with chlordiazepoxide
  • Elavil - used in combination with chlordiazepoxide
  • Elavil Plus - used in combination with chlordiazepoxide
  • Emitrip - used in combination with chlordiazepoxide
  • Endep - used in combination with chlordiazepoxide
  • Enovil - used in combination with chlordiazepoxide
  • Etrafon-Plus - used in combination with chlordiazepoxide
  • Etrafon - used in combination with chlordiazepoxide
  • Etrafon-A - used in combination with chlordiazepoxide
  • Etrafon-D - used in combination with chlordiazepoxide
  • Etrafon-Forte - used in combination with chlordiazepoxide
  • Levate - used in combination with chlordiazepoxide
  • Novo-Triptyn - used in combination with chlordiazepoxide
  • PMS-Levazine - used in combination with chlordiazepoxide
  • SK-Amitriptyline - used in combination with chlordiazepoxide
  • Triavil - used in combination with chlordiazepoxide
  • Buspirone
  • Apo-buspirone
  • Buspar
  • Buspar Dividose
  • Med-Buspirone
  • Buspirex
  • Censpar
  • Sorbon
  • Diazepam
  • Apo-Diazepam
  • Diastat
  • Diazemuls
  • Diazepam Intensol Oral Solution
  • Dizac
  • E-Pam
  • Meval
  • Novo-Dipam
  • Q-Pam
  • Rival
  • Valcaps
  • Valium
  • Valrelease
  • Vazepam
  • Vivol
  • Zetran
  • Doxepin
  • Adapin
  • Sinequan
  • Triadapin
  • Zonalon
  • Lorazepam
  • Alzapam
  • Apo-Lorazepam
  • Ativan
  • Loraz
  • Intensol
  • Novo-Lorazepam
  • Nu-Loraz
  • Prochlorperazine
  • Combid
  • Compazine
  • Eskatrol
  • PMS-Prochlorperazine
  • Pro-Iso
  • Regal-BID
  • Stemetil
  • Ultrazine
  • Thioridazine
  • Apo-Thioridazine
  • Mellaril
  • Mellaril-S
  • Millazine
  • Novo-Ridazine
  • PMS-Thioridazine
  • SK-Thioridazine
  • Amobarbital - mainly used to treat preoperative anxiety
  • Amytal - mainly used to treat preoperative anxiety
  • Bromazepam
  • Apo-Bromazepam
  • Gen-Bromazepam
  • Lectopam
  • Novo-Bromazepam
  • Nu-Bromazepam
  • Gen-Buspirone
  • Lin-Buspirone
  • Novo-Buspirone
  • Nu-Buspirone
  • PMS-Buspirone
  • Neurosine
  • Hydroxyzine
  • Atarax
  • Vistaril
  • Apo-Hydroxyzine
  • Novo-Hydroxyzin
  • PMS-Hydroxyzine
  • Apo-Prochlorperazine
  • Nu-Prochlorperazine
  • Temazepam
  • Apo-Temazepam
  • CO Temazepam
  • Gen-Temazepam
  • Novo-Temazepam
  • Nu-Temazepam
  • Ratio-Temazepam
  • Restoril
  • Saint John's Wort
  • Kava Kava
  • St. John's Wort

Unlabeled Drugs and Medications to treat Anxiety:

Unlabelled alternative drug treatments for Anxiety may include:

  • Olanzapine
  • Zyprexa
  • Zydis
  • Pindolol
  • Apo-Pindol
  • Dom-Pindolol
  • Novo-Pindol
  • Nu-Pindol
  • Syn-Pindolol
  • Viskazide
  • Visken
  • Propranolol
  • Apo-Propranolol
  • Betachron
  • Detensol
  • Inderal
  • Inderal-LA
  • Inderide
  • Inderide LA
  • Ipran
  • Novo-Pranol
  • PMS Propranolol

Treatments for Causes of Anxiety

Review the treatment information pages for various causes of Anxiety:

More causes: not all possible causes for Anxiety are listed above; for a full list refer to causes of Anxiety.

Treatment Notes

Only your doctor can advise whether any of these treatments are appropriate for your specific medical situation. Always discuss all treatment options with your doctor before making a decision, including whether to start or discontinue any treatment plan.

Conditions listing medical symptoms: Anxiety:

The following list of conditions have 'Anxiety' or similar listed as a symptom in our database. This computer-generated list may be inaccurate or incomplete. Always seek prompt professional medical advice about the cause of any symptom.

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Conditions listing medical complications: Anxiety:

The following list of medical conditions have 'Anxiety' or similar listed as a medical complication in our database.


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