Many approaches to treating depression and anxiety are readily available for those who suffer from these sometimes debilitation conditions. The list is long, and each individual therapy has benefits as well as drawbacks, and therapies can be combined in a number of ways to obtain the most effective treatment. Approaches to Depression and Anxiety Treatment
Out of all the techniques studied recently, including psychodynamic therapy, humanistic therapy, behavior therapy, classical conditioning techniques, exposure therapy, aversive conditioning, cognitive therapies, and self-help groups, I believe a combination of exposure therapy combined with cognitive therapy could be quite effective for alleviating some of the anxiety and depression felt by many people today. Adding group or family therapy on top of the exposure and cognitive therapies could further help those suffering from these sometimes debilitating disorders.