Depression and Anxiety Disorders Treatment

Treatment must be customized to a specific diagnosis, just like any other condition. People who have depression and anxiety disorders should have a treatment plan designed in an anxiety and depression therapy center in Abu Dhabi to help them manage and reduce the symptoms of both disorders, often at the same time.

It is reasonable to address the disorder that is causing most of the distress in some patients first. If a person who is very depressed is unable to begin therapy for an anxiety condition, which needs a lot of desire and energy, the depression may need to be treated first. However, because it’s often hard to determine which set of symptoms is more prominent, treatment for both may begin simultaneously.

Depression and Anxiety Disorders Treatment

Depression and anxiety disorders are frequently treated in the same way. Mental Health and Anxiety Therapy can be adjusted to an individual’s needs in many circumstances, decreasing the symptoms of both diseases. Psychotherapy can be used in a variety of ways. Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is one of these therapies that aim to replace negative and ineffective patterns of thought with more positive and meaningful ones. These therapies concentrate on taking particular efforts to help people combat anxiety and depression. As part of the rehabilitation process in an anxiety disorder treatment center, acknowledging one’s concerns is frequently required. Problem-solving therapy and interpersonal therapy are also useful.

Medications can be beneficial as well for depression treatment in UAE. Depression and anxiety disorders often coexist, and studies demonstrate that both respond to therapy with selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) drugs.

If an SSRI or SNRI does not provide adequate relief, further drugs may be utilized. Psychotherapy and medication treatment may be combined for persons with severe symptoms or functional limitations.

Antidepressants, the most common type of drug used by persons aged 18 to 44, are taken by more than one in ten Americans.

A wide range of medications is available.

Anxiety disorders are treated with four major kinds of medication:

Serotonin-Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors (SNRIs)

Venlafaxine and duloxetine belong to the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) family, which has a dual mechanism of action: boosting serotonin and norepinephrine levels by preventing their reabsorption into brain cells. Stomach upset, insomnia, headaches, sexual dysfunction, weight gain, and a slight increase in blood pressure are all possible adverse effects of this medicine. These drugs are as effective as SSRIs, making them a first-line treatment for anxiety disorders. However, SSRIs are the chosen first-line treatment for obsessive-compulsive disorder.

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRIs)

SSRIs work by preventing serotonin from being reabsorbed (or reuptake) by certain brain nerve cells. More serotonin is accessible as a result, which boosts mood. When compared to tricyclic antidepressants, SSRIs (citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, paroxetine, and sertraline) have fewer side effects. Insomnia or tiredness, sexual dysfunction, and weight gain are all frequent side effects of this medication. They’re regarded as beneficial for all anxiety disorders, though greater doses are usually required for obsessive-compulsive disorder or OCD.


This class of medications is commonly utilized for short-term anxiety management and as an add-on treatment for anxiety disorders that are resistant to other treatments. These are not advised as a treatment for Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD). Benzodiazepines (alprazolam, clonazepam, diazepam, and lorazepam) are extremely effective at promoting relaxation and reducing muscular tension and other anxiety-related physical symptoms. Tolerance and dependence issues may result from long-term use, which may necessitate increased doses in order to obtain the same effect. 

Tricyclic Antidepressants

Many clinicians prefer tricyclic antidepressants (amitriptyline, imipramine, and nortriptyline) because of concerns regarding the long-term usage of benzodiazepines. Even though they are beneficial in treating some anxiety disorders (excluding Social Anxiety Disorder), these medications can cause serious side effects, including orthostatic hypotension (drop in blood pressure upon standing), constipation, urinary retention, dry mouth, and blurred vision. 

Even if you’re not sure if Neurological Conditions and Symptoms are caused by a medicine, contact your doctor if you’re experiencing adverse effects. Do not discontinue taking a drug without first visiting your doctor, as this could result in additional health problems. Your medicine will only be effective as long as they are consumed exactly as prescribed by your doctor, and it may not alleviate all of your anxiety-related symptoms.

Other Approaches

  • Exercise can help to alleviate depression and anxiety symptoms.
  • Self-help resources may be suggested by your therapist in American Center on Behance.
  • Discuss the situation with family and friends, and let them know how they can help.
  • Relaxation techniques, meditation, and breathing exercises are all good alternatives.
  • Joining a support group is a good idea.

Selecting a Therapist

Psychologists, psychiatrists, clinical social workers, and psychiatric nurses are among the mental health experts who can help with anxiety disorders. In addition to diagnosing and prescribing medication, primary care doctors can refer a patient to mental health professionals in American Center for Psychiatry & Neurology.

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By Manali