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Non-Drug Treatments

Non-Drug Treatments

Non-Drug Treatments
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If you've been diagnosed with generalized anxiety disorder, then there are a number of treatment options available to you that you'll want to discuss with your mental health care providers - which includes both your therapist and slash or your psychiatrist. For some people and situations. Prescription drugs may be the best treatment option or at least part of the best treatment option. But for other people, that isn't necessary and there are non drug treatments that can benefit people generally regardless of whether they're taking prescription medications or not. Let's talk about a couple of those: one is cognitive behavioral therapy, which is a type of therapy that you can do one-on-one with a therapist that helps you identify and change unhelpful thought and behavior patterns. Another option you might wish to explore is mindfulness meditation. That's the type of meditation that involves cultivating acceptance of your present moment experience and de-emphasizing those future oriented thoughts that tend to be related to the things that you're worried about and overtime can provide some relief. You might be able to find resources both in your area and certainly online that can provide guided mindfulness meditations for you to try in your daily routine. Finally, you might wish to explore something called mindfulness-based cognitive therapy, which is really a blending of the two things I just mentioned and since each of those can be helpful with anxiety, the indication is that mindfulness-based cognitive therapy can also be very helpful for anxiety as well. I encourage you to speak with your mental health care providers to discuss these and other treatment options and they'll help you figure out which ones are best for you.

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