Anxiety Treatment: Therapy, Medication, Lifestyle & Self Help
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Primary Changes: Updated for readability and clarity. Reviewed and added relevant resources. Added “How to Get Diagnosed With Anxiety”, “Finding an Anxiety Therapist”, “Where to Get Help”, and “Establishing & Sticking to a Treatment Plan for Anxiety”. Revised “Other Tips for How to Deal With Anxiety”. New material written by Renee Skedel, LPC and reviewed by Kristen Fuller, MD
Author: Eric Patterson, LPC
Reviewer: Dena Westphalen, PharmD