Treatment

General principles of psychological treatment and of medication treatment are discussed in Chapters 22 and 23 respectively. I will now discuss how these are applied in the specific case of anxiety disorders.

Simple explanation and advice are helpful to most patients, and may themselves be sufficient in milder transient episodes. Explanation, particularly regarding the causes of physical symptoms, is important. Simple lifestyle advice regarding exercise and diet, and avoidance of excess alcohol, caffeine, and smoking may be relevant.

Self-help through reading, sometimes dignified with the term 'bibliotherapy', can be useful as well, and Helen Kennerley's Overcoming Anxiety (2006) is widely recommended.

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