Did you know that when panic disorder is treated by Xanax research shows only a 50% success rate of becoming panic free and only a 25-40% rate of avoiding relapse 1 year later?
Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), on the other hand, demonstrated a 75-90% success rate of becoming panic free and 0-16% relapse rate after one year.
CBT is also the most effective short and long-term intervention for Generalized Anxiety Disorder and many other anxiety disorders as well.
Medication can be helpful but it is a short-term band-aid. Therapy, specifically evidence based treatments such as CBT, provide long term recovery.