Natural Approaches for Easing Anxiety

by Pamela M. Peeke, MD, MPH

women sitting on the couch with teaIf you suspect you have an anxiety disorder, I urge you to get the appropriate diagnosis and treatment from a mental health professional. But in addition to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication, there are some things you can do on your own to enhance your treatment.

These approaches can also help those of you who may find yourself worrying or anxious at specific times in your life, but who don't actually have an anxiety disorder. One warning: An anxiety disorder is a serious medical condition requiring a professional's help. Do not try to substitute these options for professional help.