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How should I choose the right treatment for my anxiety disorder?

The choice of treatment depends on the type of anxiety disorder, its severity, which symptoms are predominant, and whether you have certain other conditions, such as depression, alcohol dependence, or another anxiety disorder. Other factors influence the choice of treatment, including your age (for example, older people are more apt to have side effects when taking benzodiazepines) and your personal preferences. You and your doctor should discuss the benefits and side effects of each treatment before deciding which one, or which combination, to use.

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