In addition to pharmacologic interventions for depression, panic disorder, and GAD, psychotherapy continues to be an effective tool used by psychiatrists and psychotherapists for treating mood and anxiety disorders. Although primary care physicians will not administer such treatments, it is important to be aware of general psychotherapeutic concepts and strategies. Several types of therapy have strong evidence supporting their efficacy in treating both depression and anxiety disorders, including cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, psychodynamic psychotherapy, problem-solving therapy, and supportive therapy (Cuijpers et al., 2008). Some patients may prefer to begin treatment with medications alone, whereas others may prefer only psychotherapy or a combination. Combined pharmacologic and psycho-therapeutic interventions have generally been shown to be superior to either approach alone in trials for both anxiety disorders and depression (Furukawa et al., 2007) (Pampal-lona et al., 2004).

Free Yourself from Panic Attacks

Free Yourself from Panic Attacks

With all the stresses and strains of modern living, panic attacks are become a common problem for many people. Panic attacks occur when the pressure we are living under starts to creep up and overwhelm us. Often it's a result of running on the treadmill of life and forgetting to watch the signs and symptoms of the effects of excessive stress on our bodies. Thankfully panic attacks are very treatable. Often it is just a matter of learning to recognize the symptoms and learn simple but effective techniques that help you release yourself from the crippling effects a panic attack can bring.

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