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How do you treat teens for anxiety?

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The most common treatments are:

Medication, depending on the kind of anxiety you have, including benzodiazepines (like Valium) and beta-blockers

Cognitive-behavioral therapy

Biofeedback

Relaxation techniques

From: Anxiety and Teens WebMD Medical Reference

SOURCES: Anxiety Disorders Association of America: "Anxiety Disorders in Children and Teens" and "Anxiety Medications and Kids." National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy."  MD Consult, Patient education handout: "Anxiety Due to a Medical Condition."  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: "Children and adolescents with anxiety disorders."  National Institute of Mental Health: "Anxiety Disorders."




Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on July 08, 2018

SOURCES: Anxiety Disorders Association of America: "Anxiety Disorders in Children and Teens" and "Anxiety Medications and Kids." National Alliance on Mental Illness: "Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy."  MD Consult, Patient education handout: "Anxiety Due to a Medical Condition."  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration: "Children and adolescents with anxiety disorders."  National Institute of Mental Health: "Anxiety Disorders."




Reviewed by Renee A. Alli on July 08, 2018

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