We found 4 providers with an interest in anxiety near Moon Township, PA.

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Francine Deniro Pritt, MS
Specializes in Counseling
1000 Cliffmine Road; Park West One Suite 130
Pittsburgh, PA
 

Ms. Francine Pritt practices counseling. Areas of expertise for Ms. Pritt include depression, pain management, and anxiety. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, United Healthcare Navigate, and more. She has an open panel.

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Dr. Carla Renae Arlien, PhD
Specializes in Psychology
890 Beaver Grade Road; Upper Level
Moon Township, PA
 

Dr. Carla Arlien practices psychology. Areas of expertise for Dr. Arlien include behavioral medicine, depression, and behavior therapy. She is an in-network provider for several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. Her practice is open to new patients.

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Dr. Douglas Alan Jones, PhD
Specializes in Child Psychology
441 Beaver Street; Suite 201
Sewickley, PA
 

Dr. Douglas Jones specializes in child psychology and practices in Sewickley, PA. Areas of expertise for Dr. Jones include depression, behavior therapy, and domestic abuse. He is professionally affiliated with the University of Pittsburgh Medical Center (UPMC). Dr. Jones takes several insurance carriers, including United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate. He has an open panel.

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Lori Ann Malec
Specializes in Counseling
890 Beaver Grade Road; Upper Level
Moon Township, PA
 

Ms. Lori Malec works as a counselor. These areas are among her clinical interests: behavior therapy, depression, and person-centered therapy. She takes United Healthcare Platinum, United Healthcare Compass, and United Healthcare Navigate, in addition to other insurance carriers. Ms. Malec welcomes new patients.

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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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