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.  

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:

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Clinical Trials

According to the National Institute of Mental Health, "clinical trials are part of clinical research and at the heart of all medical advances. Clinical trials look at new ways to prevent, detect, or treat disease. The goal of clinical trials is to determine if a new test or treatment works and is safe. Clinical trials can also look at other aspects of care, such as improving the quality of life for people with chronic illnesses."

Healthy volunteers may participate to help researchers find better treatments for the future. Those who have an illness also participate to help others, as well as for the possibility of receiving the newest treatment and additional care and attention. 

You may choose to join a research study to test the safety and effectiveness of new forms of therapy or medication.

  • Learn more about clinical trials, including the different types, the importance of participation, informed consent, and personal experiences.

Other Resources

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