These debilitating episodes are more likely to occur
during times of high stress.

It?s also common for symptoms of clinical depression
to be present in people with anxiety disorders.

Treatment includes behavioral therapy, lifestyle
changes and medications. Sometimes a combination of
all three is needed. Occasionally, a change in
lifestyle is all that is needed.

Mainstream treatment generally consists of a
combination of prescription medications and referral
to a cognitive behavioral therapist. This treatment
method is often met with controversy.

Some studies show this combination is more effective
than either method alone, while other studies have
shown that the majority of patients gain more benefits
from the medications and very little from the
behavioral treatments.

The best treatment may depend on the genetics of the
individual sufferer as well as environmental factors.
Working closely with a counselor, psychiatrist or
therapist will aid in determining the best treatment