What do I tell my doctor to get anxiety medication?
A psychiatrist is a medical doctor who specializes in diagnosing and treating mental health conditions.
A psychologist and certain other mental health professionals can diagnose anxiety and provide counseling (psychotherapy).
Can I get anxiety medication over the counter?
Unfortunately, there are no over-the-counter non-prescription drug treatments for anxiety disorders.
Will my doctor give me anxiety medication?
If you think or know you have anxiety, you may go to a doctor for anxiety treatment. This person will prescribe medication to calm the effects of anxiety. While you may be able to get this medication from your primary care doctor, you’re better off seeing a psychiatrist for mental health medication.
What can you take for anxiety over the counter?
Do Over-the-Counter Medications Work for Anxiety?
- antihistamines like diphenhydramine (Benadryl)
- herbal remedies (e.g., Kava Kava, l-theanine, 5-hydroxy-tryptophan or 5-HTP) passionflower, valerian, lavender, lemon balm, skullcap, chamomile.
- muscle relaxants, sleep medications.
- cough syrups, cold medicines, painkillers.