As uncomfortable as it is, an anxiety disorder is treatable and with some hard work can be moved past,” Kissen says. Anxiety disorders are typically treated with cognitive behavioral therapy – a type of talk therapy – and medication. Anti-anxiety medications such as Zoloft, Prozac, Paxil and Lexapro are among the antidepressants health care professionals often prescribe to patients. These medications, known as serotonin reuptake inhibitors, are often prescribed in combination with cognitive behavioral therapy, Kissen says. “If people (with anxiety) gradually face their fears and stop counterproductive safety-seeking behaviors, they can make excellent progress,” she says.