Generalized Anxiety Disorder - Topic Overview
How is it treated? continued...
Taking medicines for anxiety during pregnancy may
increase the risk of birth defects. If you are pregnant, or thinking of
becoming pregnant, talk to your doctor. You may need to keep taking the medicine if
your anxiety is severe. But your doctor can help you weigh the risks of treatment
against the risk of harm to your pregnancy.
for generalized anxiety disorder helps reduce the symptoms. Some people might
feel less worried and stressed after a couple months of treatment. And some
people might not feel better until after a year or more.
Unfortunately, many people don't seek treatment for anxiety disorders.
You may not seek treatment because you think the symptoms are not bad enough or
that you can work things out on your own. But getting treatment is important.
If you need help deciding whether to see your doctor, see
some reasons why people don't get help and how to overcome them.