Our expert says:
Actually, I'd think either of those AD's could help depression, anxiety symptoms, and OCD features. And CBT style counselling ( Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy ) could also be very helpful in increasing your own skills at preventing, limiting and controlling such symptoms. ( including sorting ou the irrational thinking, something it's especally good at ). Bezo's are sedative tranquillizers, and really don't help sort out unhelpful habits of thought.
It is indeed wise to be cautious aboput using benzo's in significant amounts over extended time, but don't worry too greatly, or this'll add to your anxiety ! While they are useful, don't withdraw this source of help until you have, such as by CBT, controlled those sources of anxiety. Don't rush too much to wean yourself off them. The "2 months" is a guidelines, not a law or constitutional amendment
"Mindfulness" isnt a core part of CBT, which should also go beyond relaxation to identifying and dealing with the triggers for the anxiety and obsessive concerns, and direct ways of dealing better with them.
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