Most Effective Treatment For Anxiety And Depression
The traditional tricyclic antidepressants (TCAs) imipramine and clomipramine are as effective as second-generation antidepressants in the treatment of anxiety disorders. In general, the frequency of adverse events is higher for TCAs than for SSRIs or SNRIs. Thus, these drugs should be tried first before TCAs are used. Cognitive therapy (changing the way one THINKS) is considered the most effective for depression. Behavioral therapy (changing what one DOES) has the best track record for treating anxiety.
However... Some clients don't respond. Benzodiazepines. Benzodiazepines are a type of sedative that may sometimes be used as a short-term treatment during a particularly severe period of anxiety. This is because they help ease the symptoms within 30 to 90 minutes of taking the medication. If you're prescribed a benzodiazepine, it'll usually be diazepam.