Dr. Will Courtenay, The Men's Doc, of Oakland Anxiety Counseling offers anxiety therapy and treatment for anxiety and panic disorders in Berkeley and the East Bay
Dr. Will Courtenay, Oakland, Berkeley, East Bay psychotherapist offering anxiety counseling and therapy

Should I Use Medication For Anxiety?

Medications can be effective in treating anxiety, but some men prefer self-help strategies for reducing symptoms of anxietyAlthough medications can be effective in treating anxiety, many men are reluctant to use anti-anxiety medicines. They want to soldier on without the help of pharmaceutical drugs. Soldiering on isn’t a bad idea, if it includes some effective self-help strategies.

The truth is, there are many effective strategies for eliminating anxiety and improving mental health. This is very good news – especially for men who are concerned about the side-effects of medications, not the least of which is erectile dysfunction frequently associated with antidepressant use.

There is a wide array of options for reducing and eliminating anxiety. And before you reach for some fashionable designer drug, there are a number of simple things that you can do to relieve your symptoms of anxiety and to feel better.

“Talk therapy” – or psychotherapy or counseling – is a proven effective way to reduce anxiety, and to feel better about yourself and your life.