Information about Anxiety

Everyone feels anxious or afraid sometimes, but when these feelings start to impact your everyday life, it might be time to seek help.

Anxiety disorders come in all shapes and sizes, and tend to include both cognitive symptoms, such as worry and rumination, and physical concerns, such as muscle tension and stomach aches.

Some specific anxiety disorders include: generalized anxiety disorder (GAD), panic disorder, and social phobia (also known as social anxiety disorder).

Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), also have anxiety symptoms but the neurobiological mechanisms are somewhat different. 

For an overview of anxiety and its causes, visit the National Institute of Mental Health.


‌If you are suffering from an anxiety disorder you are not alone! Evidence-based treatments are those that scientific research has demonstrated are "treatments that work". The goal is to reduce an individual's symptoms to a level that does not impair or interfere with their life. Below are some resources to find out more information or inquire about services offered in the greater Miami area.


‌For child or adolescent treatment, contact the Child and Adolescent Mood and Anxiety Treatment (CAMAT) program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Miami.

For adult treatment, contact the University of Miami Psychological Services Center (UM-PSC) or the Program of Anxiety, Stress and OCD (PASO) at the University of Miami. 

For general information on Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy see The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

The Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) website has information on specific, evidence-based treatments for anxiety disorders. Their website features a "Find a Treatment Provider" link that provides contact information for therapists in your area.