Treating Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety disorders treatment may involve therapy or medication or a combination of both. The good news is treatment works! With time and patience, up to 90 percent of people who obtain proper care from a health professional will recover and go on to live full and productive lives.
It is important that you get help NOW.

  • Visit your campus health or counseling center to ask about their counseling services.
  • See your pediatrician or family physician, who may be able to treat you or recommend a professional who specializes in anxiety disorders (a psychiatrist, psychologist, clinical social worker, counselor or psychiatric nurse).
  • Find a local self-help group.
  • Confide in a friend and ask her or him to go with you to seek professional help.

Regardless of where you seek treatment, it is crucial that you are comfortable with who is treating you and how you are being treated.