Personalized care for anxiety disorders
If you or your child is feeling sad, overwhelmed or anxious, start a conversation with your primary care doctor. At Ascension sites of care, we care for your physical and emotional health. Your doctor starts by listening to understand you, providing compassionate support. We work with you to help you manage feelings of anxiousness and worry. Your doctor can also connect you to the right mental health specialists for more advanced care.
Your doctor and our mental health professionals are part of a national team of specialists, sharing best practices and research to diagnose and treat all types of anxiety. Your doctors and care teams work together to deliver therapeutic care options.
Personalized care for generalized anxiety disorder
Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) includes an ongoing feeling of nervousness and dread that interferes with your daily life. GAD is not the same as sometimes worrying about things. Your doctor is here to help you recognize the signs of anxiety and help you manage your overall health. Your doctor can also connect you to the right mental health specialists for more advanced care. Symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder include:
- Difficulty concentrating
- Difficulty controlling feelings of worry
- Feeling irritable
- Feeling restless or on edge
- Sleep problems
- Unexplained pain, such as headaches, muscle aches and stomach aches
Advanced care for all types of anxiety
Our doctors and mental health professionals deliver advanced care for general anxiety disorder and all other types of anxiety disorders, including:
Obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) – having recurrent, unwanted thoughts (obsessions) with repetitive behaviors (compulsions).
Panic attack – feeling intense fear and discomfort even when there is no clear danger.
Perinatal mood and anxiety disorders (PMAD) – distressing emotions, including postpartum depression, that affect some women after the birth of their baby.
Phobias – fearing an encounter with an object or situation.
Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) – experiencing a traumatic event that triggers flashbacks, nightmares and severe anxiety.
Separation anxiety – dreading being separated from an individual, animal or object.
Social anxiety disorder – avoiding social situations because of the fear of being watched and judged by others.
Talk to your doctor about how you are feeling and the symptoms you are having. Your doctor will work with you on a care plan or connect you with the right specialists in psychiatry or psychology (licensed counselors). Our specialists at Ascension sites of care deliver advanced care options, including residential treatment and outpatient individual and group therapy.
24/7 care for a mental health emergency
Quickly recognizing the signs that you or a loved one is experiencing moderate to severe mental or emotional distress is the first step in getting necessary care. For emergencies, including severe mental health distress and suspected substance overdose, ERs at our hospitals are open 24/7.
If you are experiencing a life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or dial 911.
Suicide and Crisis Lifeline
No matter what problems you're dealing with, if you need someone to lean on for emotional support, call or text 988 or chat 988lifeline.org/chat.
Confidential | Free | Available 24/7
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If you or a loved one is experiencing an immediate life-threatening emergency, go directly to the ER or call 911.