We found 4 providers with an interest in anxiety and who accept EmblemHealth near Pomona, NY.

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Specializes in Psychology
55 Old Nyack Turnpike; Suite 601
Nanuet, NY

Dr. Janice Bergman works as a psychologist in Nanuet, NY. Areas of expertise for Dr. Bergman include depression, stress management, and women's health issues. She honors Aetna, Self-Pay/Uninsured, and Group Health Incorporated (GHI), as well as other insurance carriers. Dr. Bergman has an open panel.

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Dr. Joseph B Zweig, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
11 Medical Park Drive; Suite 202
Pomona, NY

Dr. Joseph Zweig's specialty is psychology. Clinical interests for Dr. Zweig include depression, behavior therapy, and phobias. Dr. Zweig honors MVP Health Care, Health Insurance Plan of New York (HIP), and Fidelis, as well as other insurance carriers. He is professionally affiliated with Nyack Hospital. He welcomes new patients.

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Dr. Stephen Ashley Quittman, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
228 North Main Street
New City, NY

Dr. Stephen Quittman is a psychologist in New City, NY and White Plains, NY. Dr. Quittman's clinical interests include depression, behavior therapy, and stress management. He accepts Magellan Health Services, Health Net, and MagnaCare, as well as other insurance carriers. He is accepting new patients.

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Angela Cafarella
Specializes in Social Work
50 Sanitorium Road; Building F
Pomona, NY

Ms. Angela Cafarella works as a social worker. Areas of expertise for Ms. Cafarella include behavior therapy, depression, and christian counseling. Magellan Health Services, MVP Health Care, and ValueOptions are among the insurance carriers that Ms. Cafarella honors. New patients are welcome to contact her office for an appointment.

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What is Anxiety?

Anxiety is a generic name given to a variety of conditions characterized by unusual amounts of fear and worry, especially unrealistic fears and tension. People who suffer from anxiety often are aware that their fears are irrational, but that knowledge does not make the feeling of being scared and anxious go away. To qualify as anxiety, symptoms must last for 6 months or more and interfere with the way a person lives their daily life. Some cases may be mild, where, for example, a person simply avoids certain situations. Other cases can be severe enough to be disabling.

Some of the specific conditions covered under the general label of anxiety include:
  • Generalized anxiety disorder
  • Obsessive-compulsive disorder
  • Phobias
  • Post-traumatic stress disorder
  • Social phobia
  • Panic disorder

Collectively, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health issues diagnosed in the United States -- even more common than depression. Women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with anxiety, and it is extremely common for a person with anxiety to have another illness at the same time, such as depression, a physical illness, or substance abuse.

Treatment for anxiety usually involves medication and psychotherapy together. Medications used may include antidepressants (which also work for anxiety), anti-anxiety medications, or beta blockers (which can be used to control the physical symptoms of anxiety). Psychotherapy can be useful to teach patients new ways of thinking and reacting so that they can manage their feelings of worry and fear. Support groups can also be very effective for anxiety, and they can be a form of treatment themselves for social phobias. Stress management, relaxation techniques, and meditation all help reduce feelings of anxiety or of being out of control. Finally, having a strong support network of family and friends is an excellent way to help manage the difficulties of life with anxiety.
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