Most college students have experienced some level of mental or emotional stress, but anxiety disorders are characterized by stress that is so overwhelming that it interferes with one’s ability to function academically and/or socially. Anxiety disorders include panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and phobias (social phobia, agoraphobia, and specific phobia).
Approximately 40 million American adults ages 18 and older, or about 18.1 percent of people in this age group in a given year, have an anxiety disorder. Anxiety disorders frequently co-occur with depressive disorders or substance abuse. (Source: National Institute of Mental Health)
Arcadia University Counseling Center staff members are available to provide on-campus support to individuals with anxiety disorders. Additional off-campus support and resources are often recommended.
|PCOM – Center for Brief Therapy
4190 City Avenue
Rowland Hall, Suite 530
Philadelphia, PA 19131
|Provides short term, outpatient Cognitive Behavior Therapy
|Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center
||112 Bala Avenue
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004-3025
|Provides individual counseling and offers two support groups: “Anxiety & Panic” and “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder”
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