Our expert says:
I always prefer to include CBT ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) in the treatment of any variety of Anxiety Disorder, as there' s so much good evidence and experience that it is lastingly effective. Personally, I would noy have chosen some of these specific antidepressants to treat anxiety, as some of them can enhance some of the symptoms you have been complaining of. But it sounds as though your psychiatrist has been very sensibly cautious about avoiding dependece ( such as recommending a weekend break from the Xanor )
The precise timing of the attacks you describe is a bit odd and unusual. Fortunately there are many alternative ADs which might help, and as I say, adding CBT could make a significant difference
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