Another common professionally prescribed method of treating anxiety is taking antidepressants. The purpose of this medication is to fix chemical imbalances in the brain which cause anxiety. The type of antidepressant usually used to treat anxiety are Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors, aka SSRIs.


Medication can provide certain benefits. SSRIs increase serotonin levels in the brain. Serotonin is a chemical that carries signals in nerve cells in the brain. The increasing of this can have a positive influence on moods, emotions and sleeping. Medication for anxiety is usually prescribed alongside another professional treatment method, such as counselling or CBT.

For example, you may find that the counselling sessions you are taking part in are not preparing you to be able to work in a business as well as they should. Because of this, you may decide to take a course of SSRIs. This medication, coupled with the counselling sessions, will help you to improve your anxiety and worry less about your issues.

However, it is worth noting that taking medication can come with a variety of side effects. Some of these include nausea, dizziness, low sex drive and may even increase anxiety. So, while this treatment can improve your mental well-being, there is also a chance it may bring on different unpleasant mental and physical effects.