Edward-Elmhurst Healthcare has added AnxietyAware to its menu of online assessments to help people determine if they’re at risk for one of the most common mental illnesses in the U.S. Anxiety disorders affect 40 million adults age 18 and older, but only about one-third of those receive treatment.
Anxiety disorders also include generalized anxiety disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, phobias and panic disorder.
AnxietyAware, www.edward.org/anxietyaware, is a free, five-minute online screening to help identify a person’s risk of an anxiety disorder. A mental health professional at Linden Oaks at Edward reviews the confidential questionnaire and responds with a personalized assessment and recommendations about next steps.
If a person’s assessment indicates a heightened risk of anxiety disorder, they’ll receive a call within 24 hours from a Linden Oaks clinician who will offer a free mental health assessment. If contact information is not submitted, a phone number at Linden Oaks is provided so a person can schedule a free assessment.
The Linden Oaks Anxiety Program offers a full range of treatments for anxiety disorders, including separate Intensive Outpatient Programs for adults and adolescents and a Partial Hospitalization Program for adults. The programs include individual, group and family therapy. For more information, visit www.edward.org/anxiety.