I have been experiencing severe anxiety for about two months now (nothing compared to most people, I know) as a result of a traumatic experience. I could really use some tips on how to relax and clear my mind and deal with this. I'm in therapy but there are so many other issues we are working on as well. I'm bipolar and schizoaffective. What meds are good for anxiety? I am due to see a psychiatrist on may 5 and am worried about what he will switch me to. I am currently on risperidone and nortriptyline, xanax as necessary. I was seeing a psychiatric nurse because of no insurance until recently and she had no idea how to prescribe. I'm always scared, especially of death and losing my loved ones. I hate living like this. Please give me some advice.