Trauma and Anxiety Disorders Clinic
|Director: Elizabeth A. Meadows, Ph.D.|
The Trauma and Anxiety Disorders Clinic (TADC) is a specialty clinic within the Psychological Training and Consultation Center at Central Michigan University. The clinic has a tripartite mission: to provide clinical services to the community, to conduct research, and to train doctoral students. The TADC provides in-depth psychological assessment and state of the art cognitive-behavioral treatments for anxiety disorders in both individual and group formats. If you or someone you know is suffering from anxiety, we may be able to help. If you are interested in seeking services, please call 989-774-3808. You will first speak with a staff member who will describe the clinic and its services in more detail, and will ask you several questions about the kinds of problems you're having. If appropriate, an initial evaluation will then be scheduled and a thorough, comprehensive assessment will be conducted. Treatment recommendations will be made shortly after the evaluation is completed. Assessments and treatments are offered on a sliding scale fee structure and are sometimes reimbursable from insurance.
|Anxiety Disorder Fast Facts |
The anxiety disorders include a number of different problems, including panic disorder and agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, social anxiety, phobias, and generalized anxiety disorder. It is estimated that they affect 13.3% of Americans ages 18 to 54 in any given year, which is approximately 19.1 million adults in this age group. Each of these disorders can also be seen in children and in older adults, and individuals of all ages are seen at the TADC. Separation anxiety disorder, a disorder seen primarily in children, is a common cause of school refusal and is also treated at the TADC.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy has been shown to be one of the most effective treatments for anxiety and related disorders. It is a form of treatment that is based on research findings and tends to be goal-oriented and short-term. It typically focuses on confronting feared situations, stopping unwanted behaviors, and changing maladaptive negative thinking patterns.