Anxiety Psychiatrists in Denver, CO

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Photo of Alison Murphy, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Denver, CO
Alison Murphy
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Denver, CO 80231  (Online Only)
Welcome to Murphy Mental Health. Some of the things I can help with include: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety and depression. I work together with my patients on improving wellness by listening and providing options rather than just telling someone what to do. I address care in a holistic manner, integrating use of therapy, positive lifestyle changes, traditional psychiatric medications, supplements and genetic testing-as appropriate.
Welcome to Murphy Mental Health. Some of the things I can help with include: attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), anxiety and depression. I work together with my patients on improving wellness by listening and providing options rather than just telling someone what to do. I address care in a holistic manner, integrating use of therapy, positive lifestyle changes, traditional psychiatric medications, supplements and genetic testing-as appropriate.
(720) 513-6403 View (720) 513-6403
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Samantha Johnson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Denver, CO 80203
Samantha works with ages 5 and up. When you meet with Samantha, you’ll feel welcomed in a warm and judgment-free environment that’s accepting of all individuals for who they are. She’ll empower you as an active member of your treatment team. When you leave a session with Samantha, you’ll feel educated, acknowledged, and with an understanding of how to get back to feeling your best self. Samantha’s patients can expect help to overcome life struggles, like depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and other mental illnesses.She uses active listening to identify her patients’ biggest areas of concern.
Samantha works with ages 5 and up. When you meet with Samantha, you’ll feel welcomed in a warm and judgment-free environment that’s accepting of all individuals for who they are. She’ll empower you as an active member of your treatment team. When you leave a session with Samantha, you’ll feel educated, acknowledged, and with an understanding of how to get back to feeling your best self. Samantha’s patients can expect help to overcome life struggles, like depression, anxiety, PTSD, bipolar disorder, and other mental illnesses.She uses active listening to identify her patients’ biggest areas of concern.
(720) 386-6165 View (720) 386-6165
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Joanna Westerfield - Denver Wellness Associates
Physician Assistant, PA-C
Verified
Denver, CO 80209
I specialize in treating anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression, trauma, PTSD and OCD.
Hello! My name is Joanna Westerfield and I am a certified physician assistant. My practice is built on compassion, respect, and evidence-based approaches to psychiatric medicine. I am especially committed to working alongside you to build a holistic, whole-person treatment plan that optimizes your mental, spiritual, and physical well-being. My goal is to deliver the highest quality care, ranging from the standard treatment protocols to newer approaches including genetic testing, TMS and ketamine therapy when indicated.
I specialize in treating anxiety, ADHD, bipolar disorder, depression, trauma, PTSD and OCD.
Hello! My name is Joanna Westerfield and I am a certified physician assistant. My practice is built on compassion, respect, and evidence-based approaches to psychiatric medicine. I am especially committed to working alongside you to build a holistic, whole-person treatment plan that optimizes your mental, spiritual, and physical well-being. My goal is to deliver the highest quality care, ranging from the standard treatment protocols to newer approaches including genetic testing, TMS and ketamine therapy when indicated.
(720) 637-1979 View (720) 637-1979
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Luana Rutherford
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified
11 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80211  (Online Only)
I have a wide range of experience and take special interest in assessing and treating anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, and ADHD/ADD.
Accepting New Patients (including Medicaid)! I am an ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), licensed in Colorado. I have since practiced as a PMHNP-BC in residential treatment facilities, private practice, level one psychiatric hospitals, and numerous geriatric facilities. Prior to my PMHNP certification I worked as an RN at several level one psychiatric facilities since 2012 and became the Chief Nursing Officer of the largest level one psychiatric facility in Arizona in 2017. I spend my free time reading, camping, and playing with my 3 rottweilers and 2 french bulldogs.
I have a wide range of experience and take special interest in assessing and treating anxiety, depression, addiction, trauma, and ADHD/ADD.
Accepting New Patients (including Medicaid)! I am an ANCC Board Certified Psychiatric Mental Health Nurse Practitioner (PMHNP-BC), licensed in Colorado. I have since practiced as a PMHNP-BC in residential treatment facilities, private practice, level one psychiatric hospitals, and numerous geriatric facilities. Prior to my PMHNP certification I worked as an RN at several level one psychiatric facilities since 2012 and became the Chief Nursing Officer of the largest level one psychiatric facility in Arizona in 2017. I spend my free time reading, camping, and playing with my 3 rottweilers and 2 french bulldogs.
(720) 637-5236 View (720) 637-5236
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Optimal Mental Health Virtual Clinical, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, DNP, CRNP, PMHNPBC
Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80202  (Online Only)
Are you an adult struggling with feelings of depression or anxiety? Do you often find yourself overwhelmed by life's stressors, such as relationship issues, career uncertainties, financial difficulties, health concerns, or even the joy and stress of getting married? Are you navigating the challenging waters of grief and loss? If any of these resonate with you, I want you to know that you are not alone. We understand how these concerns can make you feel isolated, with no one to share your struggles with. But remember, reaching out for help is a strength, not a weakness.
Are you an adult struggling with feelings of depression or anxiety? Do you often find yourself overwhelmed by life's stressors, such as relationship issues, career uncertainties, financial difficulties, health concerns, or even the joy and stress of getting married? Are you navigating the challenging waters of grief and loss? If any of these resonate with you, I want you to know that you are not alone. We understand how these concerns can make you feel isolated, with no one to share your struggles with. But remember, reaching out for help is a strength, not a weakness.
(303) 479-3448 View (303) 479-3448
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Neil Weiner
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Denver, CO 80209
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders (panic disorder, generalized anxiety, OCD, and phobias), depression, bipolar disorder, life transitions, relationship issues, personal growth and self-esteem.
I have practiced psychiatry in Denver for the past thirty years and have been both an educator and leader in the Denver psychiatric community. I currently serve on the senior clinical faculty in the departments of psychiatry and family medicine at the University of Colorado. I served as medical director at the University of Colorado's Depression Center, The Colorado Anxiety Disorders Institute, the Health-One hospital system and Bethesda Psychiatric Hospital. Treatment approaches include psychotherapy, medication management when needed, and holistic approaches. Visit my website at neilweinermd.com for information about my qualifications, treatment philosophy and areas of specialization.
I specialize in the treatment of anxiety disorders (panic disorder, generalized anxiety, OCD, and phobias), depression, bipolar disorder, life transitions, relationship issues, personal growth and self-esteem.
I have practiced psychiatry in Denver for the past thirty years and have been both an educator and leader in the Denver psychiatric community. I currently serve on the senior clinical faculty in the departments of psychiatry and family medicine at the University of Colorado. I served as medical director at the University of Colorado's Depression Center, The Colorado Anxiety Disorders Institute, the Health-One hospital system and Bethesda Psychiatric Hospital. Treatment approaches include psychotherapy, medication management when needed, and holistic approaches. Visit my website at neilweinermd.com for information about my qualifications, treatment philosophy and areas of specialization.
(720) 815-0673 View (720) 815-0673
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Eunoia Healthcare - Julie Estrada, Psych NP
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP, BC
Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80218
Are you looking for mental health medication management? What about a primary care provider? At Eunoia, we offer the best of both worlds. We have a family nurse practitioner ready to perform your annual exam or do a thyroid workup, while our psychiatric nurse practitioner is ready to help with issues like anxiety, depression, or ADHD.
Are you looking for mental health medication management? What about a primary care provider? At Eunoia, we offer the best of both worlds. We have a family nurse practitioner ready to perform your annual exam or do a thyroid workup, while our psychiatric nurse practitioner is ready to help with issues like anxiety, depression, or ADHD.
(720) 358-2862 View (720) 358-2862
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Mosaic Mental Health, PLLC
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
Denver, CO 80237
Hello! Welcome, and thank you for visiting my profile! I am a psychiatric provider that believes in treating you with unconditional positive regard and encourages you to actively participate in your journey to wellness. My overall goal is to combine thorough psychiatric assessments with empathetic listening to achieve a collaborative and individualized approach toward the selection of medications that reduce impairments/challenges caused by depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, insomnia, and more. I focus on you as a whole person, and not just a diagnosis. I see patients aged 16+ in Texas, and 6+ in Colorado, Iowa, and Washington State.
Hello! Welcome, and thank you for visiting my profile! I am a psychiatric provider that believes in treating you with unconditional positive regard and encourages you to actively participate in your journey to wellness. My overall goal is to combine thorough psychiatric assessments with empathetic listening to achieve a collaborative and individualized approach toward the selection of medications that reduce impairments/challenges caused by depression, anxiety, ADHD, OCD, insomnia, and more. I focus on you as a whole person, and not just a diagnosis. I see patients aged 16+ in Texas, and 6+ in Colorado, Iowa, and Washington State.
(303) 647-3072 View (303) 647-3072
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Tracy Connor-Riddick
Physician Assistant, PA
Verified
Denver, CO 80230
I specialize in treating depression and anxiety especially in the geriatric population.
To prospective clients: I applaud you for taking the first step. Because of your bravery, I will take the second step to hear and see you. We can then work together to make you the best version of yourself that you want to be.
I specialize in treating depression and anxiety especially in the geriatric population.
To prospective clients: I applaud you for taking the first step. Because of your bravery, I will take the second step to hear and see you. We can then work together to make you the best version of yourself that you want to be.
(720) 706-9176 View (720) 706-9176
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Ivy Hoo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Denver, CO 80205
I have experience evaluating, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of conditions, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and bipolar disorders.
Accepting New Patients! As a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, I am dedicated to helping individuals achieve their full potential and lead a fulfilling life. My goal is to take a comprehensive and holistic approach to care, considering all the factors that may impact a person's mental health and well-being. This includes working in collaboration with my patients, their families, and other healthcare providers to ensure that the care provided is safe, effective, patient-centered, and tailored to meet each individual's unique needs. To check my availability go to our website and my first available will be listed there.
I have experience evaluating, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of conditions, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and bipolar disorders.
Accepting New Patients! As a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, I am dedicated to helping individuals achieve their full potential and lead a fulfilling life. My goal is to take a comprehensive and holistic approach to care, considering all the factors that may impact a person's mental health and well-being. This includes working in collaboration with my patients, their families, and other healthcare providers to ensure that the care provided is safe, effective, patient-centered, and tailored to meet each individual's unique needs. To check my availability go to our website and my first available will be listed there.
(720) 706-7520 View (720) 706-7520
Photo of Robert Benge, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Denver, CO
Robert Benge
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP, BC
Verified
Denver, CO 80202  (Online Only)
I provide psychiatric evaluations and treatment for depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma and ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults.
Updated Jan. 30, 2024: Follow this link to schedule an appointment with me: www.sondermind.com/providers/lpgr0ucg/robert-benge
I provide psychiatric evaluations and treatment for depression, anxiety, mood disorders, trauma and ADHD in children, adolescents, and adults.
Updated Jan. 30, 2024: Follow this link to schedule an appointment with me: www.sondermind.com/providers/lpgr0ucg/robert-benge
(720) 796-4624 View (720) 796-4624
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Ivy Hoo
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Denver, CO 80220
I have experience evaluating, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of conditions, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and bipolar disorders.
Accepting New Patients! As a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, I am dedicated to helping individuals achieve their full potential and lead a fulfilling life. My goal is to take a comprehensive and holistic approach to care, considering all the factors that may impact a person's mental health and well-being. This includes working in collaboration with my patients, their families, and other healthcare providers to ensure that the care provided is safe, effective, patient-centered, and tailored to meet each individual's unique needs. To check my availability go to our website and my first available will be listed there.
I have experience evaluating, diagnosing, and treating a wide range of conditions, including depression, anxiety, PTSD, OCD, ADHD, and bipolar disorders.
Accepting New Patients! As a board-certified psychiatric nurse practitioner, I am dedicated to helping individuals achieve their full potential and lead a fulfilling life. My goal is to take a comprehensive and holistic approach to care, considering all the factors that may impact a person's mental health and well-being. This includes working in collaboration with my patients, their families, and other healthcare providers to ensure that the care provided is safe, effective, patient-centered, and tailored to meet each individual's unique needs. To check my availability go to our website and my first available will be listed there.
(720) 706-7133 View (720) 706-7133
Photo of Deanna Nicholson, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Denver, CO
Deanna Nicholson
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Denver, CO 80210
Accepting New Patients Now! With over 16 years of experience in mental healthcare, I am a dedicated expert in my field. I merge cutting-edge knowledge with a genuine passion for providing exceptional care. From navigating substance use disorders to delving into the depths of depression and anxiety, I confront a wide spectrum of mental health challenges. My unwavering commitment to adult and geriatric populations, including those with cognitive impairment, truly sets me apart. Together, we will unlock your potential and embark on a transformative journey towards optimal well-being. Your path to a brighter future starts here!
Accepting New Patients Now! With over 16 years of experience in mental healthcare, I am a dedicated expert in my field. I merge cutting-edge knowledge with a genuine passion for providing exceptional care. From navigating substance use disorders to delving into the depths of depression and anxiety, I confront a wide spectrum of mental health challenges. My unwavering commitment to adult and geriatric populations, including those with cognitive impairment, truly sets me apart. Together, we will unlock your potential and embark on a transformative journey towards optimal well-being. Your path to a brighter future starts here!
(720) 669-6415 View (720) 669-6415
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VirtualPsychiatricCare.com
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
Denver, CO 80202  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients via telehealth visits for all Colorado residents conducting psychiatric evaluations and medication management. I treat anyone suffering with depression, anxiety, or any other mental health issue that is adversely affecting optimal functioning. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment on our website today. Evening and weekend hours are available. Affordable rates-Initial Psychiatric Eval $199, Follow-ups for med management $99. Talk therapy $89-$129. Also Accepting Optum/UHC/UBH insurances.
Accepting new patients via telehealth visits for all Colorado residents conducting psychiatric evaluations and medication management. I treat anyone suffering with depression, anxiety, or any other mental health issue that is adversely affecting optimal functioning. Our clients are looking to be properly diagnosed and treated using the safest prescribing principles. Make your appointment on our website today. Evening and weekend hours are available. Affordable rates-Initial Psychiatric Eval $199, Follow-ups for med management $99. Talk therapy $89-$129. Also Accepting Optum/UHC/UBH insurances.
(720) 741-6477 View (720) 741-6477
Photo of Rick Loonam, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Denver, CO
Rick Loonam
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
Denver, CO 80239
Combining medication management and psychotherapy, I address a wide range of conditions, from depression and anxiety to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Now Scheduling New Patients! I'm Rick, a compassionate and board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. With a solid foundation as a former flight and emergency department nurse, I bring over 15 years of invaluable experience to my practice. Graduating from Regis University in Denver, I'm dedicated to providing the highest quality care to my clients.
Combining medication management and psychotherapy, I address a wide range of conditions, from depression and anxiety to bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.
Now Scheduling New Patients! I'm Rick, a compassionate and board-certified psychiatric mental health nurse practitioner. With a solid foundation as a former flight and emergency department nurse, I bring over 15 years of invaluable experience to my practice. Graduating from Regis University in Denver, I'm dedicated to providing the highest quality care to my clients.
(720) 821-7627 View (720) 821-7627
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Martina Gallagher
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PhD, MSN, PMHNP, RN
Verified
2 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80202  (Online Only)
Are you going through a challenging life transition, such as a divorce or a new job? You are feeling disenchanted and sad. Day-to-day change is resulting in anxiety, frustration, and self-doubt. You wonder if taking medication will help? If this sounds like you, you are not alone! Let me support you and collaborate with you as you navigate these life transitions. My areas of expertise are depression and anxiety. When meeting for the first time I will listen to your story, your concerns, and your goals. Seeing how my clients achieve their goals on their path to improving their mental health gives me great satisfaction.
Are you going through a challenging life transition, such as a divorce or a new job? You are feeling disenchanted and sad. Day-to-day change is resulting in anxiety, frustration, and self-doubt. You wonder if taking medication will help? If this sounds like you, you are not alone! Let me support you and collaborate with you as you navigate these life transitions. My areas of expertise are depression and anxiety. When meeting for the first time I will listen to your story, your concerns, and your goals. Seeing how my clients achieve their goals on their path to improving their mental health gives me great satisfaction.
(720) 580-4742 View (720) 580-4742
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Charles Shuman
Psychiatrist, MD
Verified
Denver, CO 80203
I provide psychiatric care with psychotherapy and when appropriate pharmacotherapy. I have experience treating a wide variety of psychiatric conditions including bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, addiction, and complex mental illness. I am an expert in using medication assisted therapy for the treatment of addictions. I can also provide ketamine treatment for severe depression.
I provide psychiatric care with psychotherapy and when appropriate pharmacotherapy. I have experience treating a wide variety of psychiatric conditions including bipolar disorder, depression, anxiety disorders, ADHD, addiction, and complex mental illness. I am an expert in using medication assisted therapy for the treatment of addictions. I can also provide ketamine treatment for severe depression.
(303) 848-8618 View (303) 848-8618
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Karly Yingst
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, CPNP
Verified
Denver, CO 80222  (Online Only)
Karly can treat mood disorders, depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral concerns, and many other psychiatric diagnoses.
Karly’s passion is providing quality, caring mental health care. She believes each patient (and family) is unique and deserves exceptional and individualized care. She is knowledgeable, caring, and very popular already! Everyone loves Karly!
Karly can treat mood disorders, depression, anxiety, ADHD, behavioral concerns, and many other psychiatric diagnoses.
Karly’s passion is providing quality, caring mental health care. She believes each patient (and family) is unique and deserves exceptional and individualized care. She is knowledgeable, caring, and very popular already! Everyone loves Karly!
(720) 707-2879 View (720) 707-2879
Photo of Trend Mental Health and Wellness, Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner in Denver, CO
Trend Mental Health and Wellness
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, PMHNP
Verified
4 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80209  (Online Only)
Accepting new patients with immediate availability! Medicaid and private insurance accepted. We provide psychiatry, therapy, medication management, counseling and psychological evaluations. We treat depression, anxiety, ADHD, sleep issues, trauma, psychosis, mood, substance dependency, legal issues, work stress, relationship stress, and other mental health needs for people of all ages. You can book with us directly at www.trendmentalhealth.com.
Accepting new patients with immediate availability! Medicaid and private insurance accepted. We provide psychiatry, therapy, medication management, counseling and psychological evaluations. We treat depression, anxiety, ADHD, sleep issues, trauma, psychosis, mood, substance dependency, legal issues, work stress, relationship stress, and other mental health needs for people of all ages. You can book with us directly at www.trendmentalhealth.com.
(720) 637-4804 View (720) 637-4804
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Ayla Jenson Naughton
Psychiatric Nurse Practitioner, MSN, APRN, PMHNP
Verified
1 Endorsed
Denver, CO 80246  (Online Only)
I specialize in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, Bipolar disorder, PTSD, Alcohol, and Substance Use Disorders.
Hi! I am Ayla Naughton, a board-certified psychiatric provider with ten years of healthcare experience. I offer both psychotherapy and medication management options to individualize treatment according to your needs. I aim to ensure you feel heard and respected during our sessions. Together we will collaborate on a plan of care that, if needed will include pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions. If you are looking for a mental health teammate, I am in your corner!
I specialize in the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of Depression, Anxiety, Insomnia, Bipolar disorder, PTSD, Alcohol, and Substance Use Disorders.
Hi! I am Ayla Naughton, a board-certified psychiatric provider with ten years of healthcare experience. I offer both psychotherapy and medication management options to individualize treatment according to your needs. I aim to ensure you feel heard and respected during our sessions. Together we will collaborate on a plan of care that, if needed will include pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic interventions. If you are looking for a mental health teammate, I am in your corner!
(720) 706-7175 View (720) 706-7175

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Anxiety Psychiatrists

What are the most common treatments for anxiety?

Talk therapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, is the most common treatment for anxiety. Studies have shown it is equally effective as medication. Other popular forms of therapy are popular, depending on a patient’s experience. Exposure therapy, for instance, can be useful for people dealing with fears and phobias, or who have experienced traumatic events. Dialectical Behavioral Therapy may be useful for patients who need help with emotion regulation. Anxiolytic medications, like benzodiazepines, can also help with calming a person enough to focus on the skills they’ve learned, and physical exercise has been shown to help symptoms of anxiety across the board.

How long does therapy for anxiety take to work?

The amount of time needed to alleviate symptoms depends on the severity of a person’s condition. Some therapies may take 5-20 weekly sessions to show results. Anti-depressant medications typically take two to four weeks before a benefit is felt. Anti-anxiety medications are felt typically within 20-30 minutes. Medications are best used to offer a patient a better headspace in which to work on techniques learned in therapy. Exercise, improved sleep habits, and meditation are effective, but takes weeks or months to show results.

When should I seek treatment for anxiety?

Everyone feels anxious at times, but when anxiety causes disruption to your daily life, it may be time to seek help. Such disruption can be mental, physical, or both: having fear dominate your thoughts, avoiding situations or objects that bring on feelings of anxiety, or experiencing shortness of breath, sweating, dizziness, or panic attacks. When these symptoms are recurrent and distressing, it may be time to talk to someone.

How effective is treatment for anxiety?

Treatment for anxiety has been shown to be moderately to highly effective, according to a large body of psychology studies and analyses. For some people, treatment using CBT or exposure therapy alone is effective. Others respond best to a combination of medication and therapy.