Anxiety has some things in common with depression, such as low levels of the brain chemical serotonin. Because of this, some treatments for depression can help alleviate anxiety symptoms also, including antidepressant medications and psychotherapy. Some bipolar disorder treatments, including antipsychotic medications, can also help with anxiety symptoms.

Your health care providers can work with you to determine how to treat your anxiety and mood symptoms when you let them know all of your symptoms and concerns. If your symptoms don’t go away or get worse, keep asking your providers to help you find other ways to treat them.