Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Specialist Verona PA

Local resource for anxiety in Verona. Includes detailed information on local businesses that provide access to psychologists and mental health counselors who can help with the hurdles associated with anxiety, anxiety disorders, panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder and can provide psychotherapy or medications.

Sandra H Banks
(412) 826-8889
414-416 Allegheny River Blvd
Pittsburgh, PA
Services
Clinical Neuropsychological Assessment, Mood Disorder (e.g., depression, manic-depressive disorder), Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, or Transgender Issues
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Lehigh University
Credentialed Since: 2008-09-23

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Richard Stuart Citrin
(412) 327-8744
130 Chapel Harbor Dr
Pittsburgh, PA
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Credentialed Since: 1983-02-15

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Bernadette C. Connor
(412) 963-8739
12 The Trillium
Pittsburgh, PA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Substance-Related Disorder (e.g., abuse or dependency involving drug/alcohol), Family Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Pittsburgh
Credentialed Since: 1978-04-24

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John Francis DeLaney
(412) 963-0505
1380 Old Freeport Rd
Pittsburgh, PA
Specialty
Psychiatry

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Frantz Michael DO & Associates
(412) 963-7119
1376 Freeport Rd Suite 3B
Pittsburgh, PA
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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John Schmidt
(507) 255-4734
533 Dorseyville Road
Pittsburgh, PA
Education Info
Doctoral Program: University of Kentucky
Credentialed Since: 2011-08-09

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Herbert I. Levit
(412) 471-2011
302 Fox Chapel Rd, Ste 410
Pittsburgh, PA
Services
Individual Psychotherapy, Forensic Evaluation (e.g., mental competency evaluation), Child Custody Evaluation, Hypnosis or Hypnotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Adolescents (13-17 yrs.)
Children (3-12 yrs.)
Older adults (65 yrs. or older)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Temple University
Credentialed Since: 1975-02-15

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Cassandra Wong
(412) 996-8991
228 Neilson Ave
Pittsburgh, PA
Education Info
Doctoral Program: Oklahoma State University
Credentialed Since: 2011-04-13

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Michael A. Greenwald
(412) 967-5660
Allegheny Mental Hlth Associates, P.C.
Pittsburgh, PA
Services
Anxiety Disorder (e.g., generalized anxiety, phobia, panic or obsessive-compulsive disorder), Adjustment Disorder (e.g., bereavement, acad, job, mar, or fam prob), PostTraumatic Stress Disorder or Acute Trauma Reaction, Individual Psychotherapy
Ages Served
Adults (18-64 yrs.)
Education Info
Doctoral Program: U Wisc, Madison
Credentialed Since: 1982-12-06

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Pittsburgh Psychoanalytic Society and Institute
(412) 661-4224
401 Shady Ave Ste B204
Pittsburgh, PA
Industry
Mental Health Professional

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Anxiety

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By Barbara Hey

Who hasn’t felt it? Anxiety, that unremitting voice in your head warning that something is wrong—or will be wrong very soon. A voice that sets your nervous system aflutter.

The thoughts evoking such unease can be specific, from concerns over avian flu to rodents or finances, but the feeling commonly gets disconnected from the trigger and spirals away into a universe of its own making. When this happens you whirl into worry after worry after worry. For some, such anxiety comes and goes. But for others, this pernicious condition can cast a shadow over day-to-day activities, well being and, yes, even health. That’s when anxiety becomes a “disorder.”

There is no one-size-fits-all definition of anxiety disorder. However, all types of anxiety do appear to have a strong genetic component, exacerbated by life events, trauma and stress. Those with anxiety most likely suffer from several different manifestations and are also at increased risk of depression.

The different manifestations run the gamut from a generalized anxiety disorder (GAD, characterized by relentless, often unspecified worry) to social anxiety disorder (excessive self-consciousness and fear of social situations), phobias (an intense fear of something that, in fact, poses no danger), post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD, debilitating fear that arises after a terrifying event), obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD, recurring, persistent thoughts, images and impulses that manifest in repetitive behaviors) and panic disorder (sudden overwhelming feelings of terror, accompanied by intense physical symptoms).

If you suffer from any of these or know someone who does, take heart. A variety of techniques, some simple and others more involved, can bring a greater sense of peace to your life.

It also may help to know you’re not alone. Statistics from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) show some 19 million Americans suffer from anxiety disorders right along with you, making it the most prevalent psychiatric complaint, according to psychotherapist Jerilyn Ross, president of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America and director of The Ross Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders in Washington. Yet only a third of those who suffer seek treatment, she says. She adds that of the millions who wrestle with anxiety disorders, women outnumber men two-to-one, and 10 percent of sufferers are children.

When is worry worrisome?
How do you know you have an anxiety disorder? Give yourself six months. If, after this amount of time, you still regularly wrestle with such symptoms as excessive worry, undue panic, negative thinking or endless obsessing over the “what ifs” of life, or their possible dire outcomes, chances are you have an anxiety disorder. It doesn’t much matter what you worry about. It could be a specific problem, or it could just be an amorphous feeling—what you might call the free-floating variety. All this stress wreaks havoc by catapulting you into the ...

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