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Answer 2
  1. Cognitive behavior therapy. Cognitive behavior therapy has been shown to be effective for the treatment of GAD.2 Narcotics Anonymous would be effective for the substance dependence but not for the anxiety disorder. Clonazepam, as well as other benzodiazepines, should be avoided because of substance dependence. Valproic acid and thiothixene are not used to treat GAD. Other pharmacotherapy options can also be considered, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and venlafaxine.

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    2. Sadock BJ, Sadock VA. Anxiety disorders. In: Synopsis of psychiatry. 9th ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins; 2003:591-642.

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