Anxiety Disorder Treatment Essay Final Paper

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Medication alone is not as successful in treating anxiety disorders as psychotherapy in combination with medication. Conduct current and scholarly research about why this is the case.

Write a 1,200-1,500-word essay about your findings on why medication alone is not as effective as psychotherapy in combination with medication for treating anxiety disorders. Provide specific statistics to back up these claims.

Include at least five scholarly references in addition to the textbook in your paper.

Prepare this assignment according to the guidelines found in the APA Style Guide, located in the Student Success Center.

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School: New York University

Hi, please see this file instead since I had a very minor revision on the earlier file.

Medication alone is not as successful in the treatment of anxiety disorders as compared to the
use of psychotherapy in combination with medication because of the non-biological nature of anxiety
disorders. Due to this fact, the use of medications which involve certain chemical and biological reactions
will only provide either a temporary or short-term solution only. The non-biological nature of anxiety
disorders is discussed in a study by Mourier (1998). In the study, it was discussed that anxiety disorders in
general are not hereditary. In the same study, it was found out that anxiety disorders are more associated
with familial and environmental factors rather than biological factors. Another way of viewing it is that,
anxiety disorders are not biological in nature and the causes are induced by the environment in a
‘psychological’ way. This signifies that the proper treatment should be ‘psychological’ as well because in
the first place, there is nothing wrong with the biological aspect of the person suffering from the disorder.
A psychological conditioning or intervention in the form of psychotherapy is the only long-term potential
solution to reverse the effects of anxiety disorders. The principle is that, since the disorder was formed
through psychological conditioning, the treatment could also be derived from such conditioning.
A careful investigation of the better treatment to anxiety disorders begin with the understanding
of anxiety disorder itself. In a study by Hunsley et al. (2013), a definition and review of the different types
of anxiety disorders are discussed. In the paper, it was mentioned that there are three common types of
anxiety disorders which include Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder and Separation
Anxiety Disorder. Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is a condition which is ...

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