Originally Posted by RoseCity07
I agree. I guess I would say for some it's like a cure because their anxiety isn't ongoing. The medication just gets them through the times they need it. I don't have any research and I don't want to go find any right now. I doubt there is any. I have nothing against therapy especially if it can help the person permanently get over their anxiety. All I'm saying, if that doesn't work, then why not just treat it with medication so he can get out on the floor?
Ok fair enough. And I wasn't saying there is a blanket cure that works for everyone by the way. All I was saying is that some see a "cure" in a different way than others. My mother has anxiety issues too and she doesn't do any therapy. She takes anxiety meds and has done so for about the past 15 years. They do help her to feel mellowed out and lower her stress levels but if she ever can't take her pills or runs out or for any reason misses a dose, her anxiety levels are significantly higher than they were without the pills. So at it's core, the "cure" lies in facing your fears and retraining your brain into how to handle it when your symptoms arise. I'm not just pulling this out of my ass or stating what has worked or not worked for me, it's scientific fact, it's been tested.