Cognitive behavioral therapy techniques work well for anxiety, panic, depression and phobias.
CBT techniques can be used in conjunction with medication or by themselves. If an individual find it's particularly difficult to step out and do the work, medication may be helpful.
At the same time, for the individual that doesn't want to take medication, there are also natural remedies that work almost just as well. These can also be used in conjunction with this type of therapy.
It is important to note that many people use these techniques with great results when using self-help to overcome their challenges.
Cognitive behavioral therapy techniques have been used by therapists for a long time and is known to be one of the most effective therapies in helping people overcome their anxious-depressive disorders.
Below are some of the best books for teaching you how to use cognitive behavioral therapy techniques for overcoming anxiety and depression. They are step-by-step books that are easy to follow.
The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Anxiety: A Step-By-Step Program by William J. Knaus
The Cognitive Behavioral Workbook for Depression: A Step-by-Step Program by William J. Knaus