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
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 Alternative Treatment
- 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
Getting Professional Help
Finding the right health care professional is important:
- 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
- Learn about telemental health
Keep reading to learn more about finding a therapist.