Anxiety disorders and depression are treatable. Many people experience meaningful symptom relief and improvement in their quality of life with professional care. However, treatment success varies. Some people respond to treatment after a few weeks or months while others may take longer. If people have more than one anxiety disorder or if they suffer from other co-existing conditions, treatment may take longer. An experienced provider will conduct a comprehensive assessment before discussing an individualized treatment plan.
- Types of Therapy
- Approaches to Treatment
- Types of Mental Health Care Professionals
- Concerned About Cost?
- Getting Professional Help
- Patient Bill of Rights
Although there are many forms of treatment, several approaches have proven to be effective in addressing anxiety disorders and depression. You can read more about the different approaches here:
- Residential Treatment
- Complementary and Integrative Health
- Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS)
Mental health care professionals include psychiatrists, psychologists, therapists, counselors, and social workers. Learn about their approaches and how to distinguish them here.
Concerned About Cost?
- Learn about low-cost treatment options.
- Check out Thero.org's Affordable Therapy Project
- A must-read: Practical advice for obtaining quality mental health care when money is tight
Finding the right health care professional is important:
- Its Hard to Search for a Therapist of Color: These Website Want to Change That, NYTimes.com, July 2021
- How to choose a mental health care professional
- Find an ADAA member therapist or other mental health treatment provider near you
- SAMSHA Behavioral Health Treatment Locator
- Find an insurance plan
- Learn about telemental health
You deserve high-quality care! Patients have the right to make decisions collaboratively with their provider to receive care that is informed by the best available research, carefully considers the patients’ values, preferences and culture, and tracks progress to determine the effectiveness of care. Click here for the PatientBillofRights.com website (watch the video and learn more).