What can help?

Fortunately, there is an evidence-based treatment, cognitive-behavioral therapy, that has now been shown in countless research studies to be extremely effective for anxiety management.

CBT is a short-term, problem-focused form of therapy. The aim of therapy is not to gain insight into one’s problems or delve into one’s childhood, but rather to learn to actively approach problems in the here-and-now and find appropriate coping skills that can be utilized whenever anxiety arises.

In CBT, people learn to take charge of their anxiety, instead of letting their anxiety take charge of them.