Expert Care for Adult Psychiatric Disorders
University Hospitals Department of Psychiatry diagnoses and treats a wide range of psychiatric disorders in adults, including bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders, adjustment disorders, attention disorders, personality disorders and some psychotic disorders.
Phobias and Anxiety
Anxiety is a natural emotion with adaptive functioning, which means how well a person handles common demands in life. When it becomes exaggerated, irrational, excessive, and interferes with one's functioning, it struggles to adapt. That is when panic attacks can occur. Panic attack symptoms include intense fear, worry, palpitations and shortness of breath.
The Phobia and Anxiety Disorders Clinic is a psychiatric specialty program for assessing and treating anxiety disorders, including panic disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, specific and social phobia, and stress related disorders, as well as complex disorders such as agoraphobia and obsessive compulsive disorder. Anxiety treatments include behavioral/cognitive therapy, psychotherapy and medical management.
For More Information about Adult Psychiatry
To contact us or refer a patient, please call 216-844-2400.