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Combined with medication and possibly therapy, treating anxiety can be extremely effective; the sooner treatment begins, the easier recovery is. Speak to our board-certified doctors today and get prescribed FDA-approved anxiety medication, a therapy referral, or a natural anxiety treatment plan. Remember, you are not alone, and anxiety treatment is available at an affordable cost.*

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*Prescriptions are provided at the doctor’s discretion. Learn more about our controlled substances policy and our prescription discount card. PlushCare doctors cannot treat all cases of anxiety. Our primary care physicians can conduct an initial evaluation of your symptoms, but may need to refer you to a specialist or for in-person treatment. If you are experiencing life-threatening symptoms, seek emergency medical attention immediately. Prescriptions are provided at the doctor’s discretion.

Anxiety treatment services

With anxiety becoming a regular part of many of our everyday lives, seeking professional mental health care has also become essential. Online anxiety treatment provides an effective solution.

Anxiety symptoms

It's common to feel stressed, anxious, or any combination occasionally. All the same, you’re the best person to recognize what’s typical for you. If you start to experience new uncomfortable feelings, negative thoughts, changes in your energy and motivation, poor concentration, or any other unusual severe symptoms, it never hurts to connect with a mental health professional for more guidance.

You might wonder whether an online self-test for anxiety could offer more insight into your mental health conditions. Some people do find these a helpful place to start - but a more personalized route might involve asking yourself a few questions:

    • Do I often feel excessively worried or fearful about various aspects of my life?

    • Do I find it challenging to control my worrying thoughts, even when I know they are irrational?

    • Do I frequently feel restless or on edge?

    • Have I experienced physical symptoms such as rapid heartbeat, sweating, or trembling when faced with stressful situations?

    • Do I have difficulty falling or staying asleep due to racing thoughts or worries?

    • Do I avoid certain situations or activities because they make me anxious or uncomfortable?

    • Do I often feel fatigued or have low energy, even without apparent reason?

    • Do I experience muscle tension, headaches, or other physical symptoms related to stress or anxiety?

    • Do I feel easily irritated, agitated, or have a short temper?

    • Have I noticed changes in my eating habits, either overeating or loss of appetite, due to anxiety?

    • Do I frequently experience intrusive or unwanted thoughts that are difficult to control?

    • Have I had panic attacks or sudden episodes of intense fear or dread?

    • Do I struggle to concentrate or stay focused on tasks because of anxiety?

    • Have I withdrawn from social activities or hobbies I once enjoyed because of anxiety?

    • Do I feel constant unease or impending doom, even without a specific reason?

    • Have these symptoms persisted for an extended period, typically at least six months?

    If you answered “yes” to most of the questions above, it may be time to reach out to our online health care clinicians.

  • It’s always a good idea to get professional mental health services for symptoms that:

    • Last longer than a week or so

    • Create problems in your everyday activities or personal relationships

    • Begin to affect your physical health and well being

    No single test can diagnose anxiety. Instead, our online medical team will generally start by asking questions about your symptoms, including how long you’ve had them and how they affect your daily life, to get more insight into what you’re experiencing.

    According to the American Psychiatric Association (APA) and based on the criteria in the “Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition (DSM-5),” diagnosis requires: you experience excessive, uncontrollable worry and 3 additional anxiety symptoms most days for at least 6 months.

Anxiety FAQs

  • How do I know if I have an anxiety disorder?

    The APA describes a person with an anxiety disorder as “having recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns.” For anxiety to be considered disordered, it must interfere with daily life and disrupt or prevent your usual flow of activities.


  • How should I take anxiety medication?

    The three most common anti-anxiety medications are SSRIs, beta-blockers, and benzodiazepines. They come in three forms:

    • Liquid form

    • Tablet/pill form

    • Capsule form


    It's always important to follow the specific instructions on your prescription, as they can vary based on the formulation and dosage you are prescribed.

  • What are side effects of anxiety medications?

    A few side effects caused by anxiety medications include blurry vision, weight gain, drowsiness, fatigue, dry mouth, sweating, sexual problems, and headaches.


    These are just a few common side effects of certain medications for anxiety attacks.

    Each anti-anxiety medication has its list of potential side effects, and even then, each individual may experience none of them, some of them, or all. This is why it is important to discuss anti-anxiety medications with your doctor or pharmacist, understand the risks, and be open to trying a new medication if the first one you try doesn’t work out.

  • What should I avoid with anxiety medication?

    Some other medications that might interact with anxiety medication and should be avoided:

    • 5-hydroxytryptophan: If it is taken with other SSRI medications, it may result in serotonin syndrome. 

    • Ashwagandha: This Ayurvedic supplement reduces anxiety and stress. It may, however, exacerbate benzodiazepines sedative impacts.

    • Rhodiola rosea: This herbal supplement may help with minor anxiety. While using Rhodiola rosea alongside anti-depressants, cases of serotonin syndrome and other adverse effects have been recorded.

    • Alcohol: Be careful and do not combine benzodiazepines with alcohol. Alcohol can function as a central nervous system depressant and impact normal breathing.

  • What is the most recommended medication for anxiety?

    The most commonly prescribed medication for social anxiety is SSRI. Some examples are paroxetine (Paxil) and sertraline (Zoloft). SSRIs can help relieve some of the symptoms of social anxiety. Another option includes serotonin and norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs).

  • What is the best treatment for anxiety?

    The best anxiety treatment is typically a combination of talk therapy, medication and other mindfulness techniques and lifestyle changes that can help you live anxiety free. That said, anxiety treatment will be different for everyone and depends on the severity of your condition, medical history, and any other medications you may be taking.

  • How do I ask my doctor for anxiety medication?

    Initiating a conversation with your doctor about anxiety medication can be intimidating. The best approach is to be direct, explain your anxiety symptoms, what triggers your anxiety disorder and why you think medication may help reduce symptoms. Remember the doctor is there to help you.

    • Be direct and specific; ask your doctor to do the same

    • Don’t waste time being vague about what you’re seeking help for. Be direct and specific about what symptoms you’ve been struggling with and for how long. Also be sure to mention whether you’ve spoken to a therapist. Ask your doctor to be direct and specific in return.

    • Ask why they recommend a specific medication and if other options are available

    • Some doctors may have a specific medication they start most of their anxiety patients on because they feel it has the highest effectiveness with the fewest side effects.

    • Other doctors may take a variety of factors into consideration before recommending a specific medication.

    • Always ask your doctor why they recommend the medication they did and if other options might be more appropriate for you.

    • How long will you need to take this medication? A few weeks? A few months? A few years? As needed? Forever? The answer will vary depending on your symptoms, health history, and the medication prescribed.

  • Can you treat anxiety online?

    Yes, our doctors can diagnose and treat anxiety online. During your video consultation with a doctor, you will discuss your symptoms, medical history, and any current medications you take. Together, you and the doctor will create a comprehensive treatment plan, including necessary prescriptions not classified as controlled substances. Our top online therapists can also help treat anxiety online via virtual therapy sessions.

  • What anxiety medication cannot be prescribed online?

    Online doctors at PlushCare cannot write prescriptions for controlled substances such as Xanax, Valium, Klonopin, Ativan and lorazepam. Please note this is not a complete list of anxiety medications that cannot be prescribed online.

  • Is anxiety medication available over the counter?

    No. Anxiety medications are only available by prescription after consultation and evaluation with a doctor. Book an appointment with a PlushCare doctor for evaluation and diagnosis and to discuss a treatment plan for your anxiety. If our doctors think you may benefit from a prescription after an online medical evaluation, they will electronically send one to the pharmacy of your choice. They can also assist with referrals for psychotherapy.

  • How long does it take for anxiety medication to work?

    Some anti-anxiety medications begin to work within 30 to 60 mins of administration. They can provide quick anxiety relief during panic attacks. Antidepressants may take a few weeks (2 to 6 weeks) to start working.

3 simple steps to get treatment for anxiety today

Step 1

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Step 2

Talk to your medical provider regarding your anxiety symptoms.

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Step 3: pick up at local pharmacy

Step 3

Pick up anxiety medication.

We can send prescriptions to any local pharmacy.

Anxiety medication pricing details

How pricing works

To request treatment for anxiety and get a new or refill on your prescription, join our monthly membership and get discounted visits

Paying with insurance

Membership

$16.99/month

First month free

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30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

Visit price with insurance

Often the same as an office visit. Most patients with in-network insurance pay $30 or less!

  • We accept these insurance plans and many more:

    • Humana
    • Aetna
    • United Healthcare

Paying without insurance

Membership

$16.99/month

First month free

Visits

$129

30 days of free membership

  • Same-day appointments 7 days a week

  • Unlimited messages with your Care Team

  • Prescription discount card to save up to 80%

  • Exclusive discounts on lab tests

  • Free memberships for your family

  • Cancel anytime

Visit price without insurance

Initial visits are $129.

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