Our expert says:
It's not NECESSARY, in the sense of compulsory, but some of the drugs also used to treat depression can be very helpful in treating anxiety, and more so than the sedative benzo-type tranquillizers on which one can become depedent and which relieve but don't remove the problem.
A better alternative or supplement would be CBT, Cognitive-Behaviour Therapy, a particular form of counselling which good research has shown is very effective in treating anxiety ( and depression, if necessary ) and related problems.
Hypnotherapy is not a good option.
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