About the Anxiety Disorders Clinic
The Anxiety Disorders Clinic is a specialist clinic which provides assessment and treatment for adults with anxiety disorders. Treatment with the clinic involves Cognitive Behaviour Therapy (CBT), delivered in face-to-face or telehealth sessions and online CBT courses.
Part of the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD), the Anxiety Disorders Clinic is located at St. Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney.
People seek treatment with the clinic for a variety of reasons, including:
They see firsthand the positive experiences and outcomes of family and friends who have received treatment at the clinic
They want to understand their anxiety and learn to take charge of it
Their symptoms have just begun and they want to minimise the impact of their anxiety both now and in the future
They are confused or unsure about their diagnosis or treatment options
They have had multiple unsuccessful attempts of other treatments
They have had to live with anxiety for many years
They have decided “enough is enough”
We are dedicated to working together with you and your treating professionals to achieve the best outcomes for you now and in the future.
Treatment from experts
Our expert team of psychiatrists and clinical psychologists is engaged at the forefront of research invesigating the nature, causes and treatment of anxiety, as well as the training of health professionals and education of the general public.
When you are a patient at the Anxiety Disorders Clinic, although you may have one primary clinician, they will draw upon the collective wisdom and experience of the entire team. We all work towards one goal – the best outcomes for our patients now and in the future.
We are committed to communicating with our patients and their treating clinicians what we think the cause of their anxiety is, how we believe it would be best treated, and where the best place to access this treatment is.
Personalised and collaborative care
We know that the best results are achieved by getting to know you, understanding your experiences, and tailoring our treatment to suit your needs.
Our CBT programs train you to be able to manage your own anxiety, so that you can become an expert in your own care.
No / Low cost
If you are prescribed one of our internet-based CBT programs (iCBT), there is a charge of $59 (which may be paid online or by credit card) which grants you access to the program for three months.
Available and accessible treatments
Our confidential assessments and treatments are conducted either face-to-face at St. Vincent’s Hospital in Sydney, or via telehealth from anywhere in New South Wales. Appointments are available Monday to Friday during business hours.
We are very mindful of the privacy of our patients. All of our treatments are confidential. Medical certificates are available for patients who miss work due to treatment at the Clinic.
The Anxiety Disorders Clinic provides treatment for:
- Social Anxiety
- Panic Disorder and Agoraphobia
- Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
- Generalised Anxiety Disorder
- Body Dysmorphic Disorder
- Specific Phobia
- Illness Anxiety Disorder
The Anxiety Disorder Clinic (ADC) is part of the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety and Depression (CRUfAD). CRUfAD is a joint facility of St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney, and the University of New South Wales established to reduce the impact of anxiety and depressive disorders on individuals and the community.
Established by Professor Gavin Andrews, the Anxiety Disorders Clinic has a dedicated team of experienced psychiatrists and clinical psychologists.
Initial assessments are conducted by specialist clinicians (psychiatrists, clinical psychologists and senior psychiatry registrars).
On occasion, intern clinical psychologists and registrars will observe and/or provide treatment. All interns are supervised by specialist clinicians.
What is anxiety?
Anxiety is a normal and healthy emotion. It involves physical sensations (e.g. increased heart rate and feeling shaky), thoughts about danger or threat (e.g. worrying about getting sick or not getting on well with others) and behaviours (e.g. avoiding situations or seeking reassurance from others).
For some people, anxiety can become problematic. Worries can start to feel uncontrollable and people can start avoiding important activities. There are many different sorts of problematic anxiety.
Many people benefit from using practical skills to help them manage their anxiety. At the Anxiety Disorders Clinic, we provide cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) which is an effective treatment for anxiety disorders. You can read about managing anxiety with CBT in our CBT manuals.
If you are not sure how you are feeling or where to start, please take our brief test to explore your experiences.
The Anxiety Disorders Clinic (ADC) specialises in the assessment and treatment of adults with anxiety disorders. The Clinic is part of the Clinical Research Unit for Anxiety (CRUfAD) at St Vincent’s Hospital, Sydney.
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