In the preliminary stages, self-help and self-management techniques can help you beat the negative effects of stress, anxiety and depression. However, when things get beyond your control or someone is just too weak to cope with stress by following these methods, seeking professional help is the last resort. Getting exposed to stress over a long time can take its toll on your physical and mental health simultaneously.

Doctors resort to medications while treating stress and for depression treatment in Dubai only when they feel that the patient has some other underlying cause for stress. The underlying reason could be depression or any kind of anxiety. In such cases the doctor is actually treating a mental illness. He may prescribe an antidepressant, but in most cases the medication will only be masking the stress rather than help you to cope and deal with it.

Anxiety treatments include behavior therapy and medications as well. A treatment involving both the aspects is more beneficial. A system of trial and error is employed before choosing what actually works best with you.

Behavior therapy is known as psychotherapy and involves psychological counseling or talk therapy. A short term therapy such as cognitive behavioral therapy is one of the most effective ways to treat anxiety disorders. Medications such as antidepressants, sedatives like Benzodiazepines and anti-anxiety medications like Buspirone are administered by the medical professionals based on the patients’ severity with anxiety disorders. No medications can be taken by yourself; your doctor knows well about the benefits, risks and any possible side-effects of medications concerned with anxiety disorders. One should seek professional help before beginning any medication therapy for anxiety disorders.

Just as with stress and anxiety, depression can also be treated using psychological counseling and medication as well. In medication therapy, antidepressants like SSRIs (Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors), NDRIs (Norepinephrine and Dopamine Reuptake Inhibitors), SNRIs (Serotonin and Norepinephrine Reuptake Inhibitors), MAOIs (Monoamine Oxidase Inhibitors) atypical depressants and tricyclic depressants, are employed as per the patients’ condition in treating depression disorders.

Psychotherapy for depression or depression therapy Dubai involves cognitive behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy and psychodynamic psychotherapy.  If the standard therapies fail to deliver desired results, a psychiatrist may consider other treatment methods such as ECT (Electroconvulsive therapy), vagus nerve stimulation and transcranial magnetic stimulation for treating depression.


Along with medications, a healthy diet and lifestyle changes can help people suffering from stress, anxiety and depression recover well and soon as well.

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