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Is CBT good for anxiety?

I am a 45 year old female with intense anxiety. Is CBT good for anxiety?

11 Answers

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy is one therapy modality that can help with the treatment of anxiety. I encourage you to work with your mental health provider to assist you in finding the best treatment for you.
Yes, CBT is a recognized treatment for anxiety. Typically, combination of an SSRI class antidepressant with therapy results in the best outcome. Be sure to have a comprehensive psychological and medical workup to accurately diagnose your anxiety type and and the presence of other conditions before beginning any treatment regime.

Dr. Scott T. Alvord
YES! CBT is the best treatment there is for anxiety - you should definitely engage in treatment as soon as possible. Anxiety is also one of the easiest disorders to be treated. Find more info on anxiety on the link below:

Be well,

Dr. Rosana Marzullo-Dove
When it comes to anxiety you always want to rule out a medical cause versus emotional first. If it's psychologically driven then CBT is a good approach. However, there are other therapies that help manage / address anxiety such as art or music therapy.
Yes. CBT is an excellent treatment for anxiety. You can learn skills to manage anxiety and learn more about your thoughts which trigger anxiety. Many people who have anxiety need to reassess risk and learn how to handle situations more effectively.
Good luck!

Nancy J. Warren, PhD
Absolutely! CBT is helpful in redirecting our perceptions otherwise known as how we view reality. Much like viewing a painting and asked what our interpretation is--the same holds true as to how we interpret the challenges in issues in our lives. For example, if we interpret the pandemic as the end of the world and our lives is very different if we can "spin" or shift our perception (view) that it's not the end but rather, a time of change and transition and hence certainly not the end. It is said that perception is reality. CBT assists on how we view reality--that will alleviate anxiety.
Yes, it is highly recommended and affective. You will have to stay the course and apply the skill sets learned. You may notice some uncomfortableness initially as you confront your anxiety, but will reap great benefits.

Absolutely. CBT has a long history of being effective in reducing anxiety and helping people manage instances that provoke anxiety.
Yes, very good.
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