No matter what you are experiencing, effective treatments and resources are available. VA offers treatment options that are proven to be very effective for most people, and many types of professionals at VA can treat anxiety.
Evidence-based therapies are among the most effective treatments for anxiety. They can include the following — which are in many cases available at a local VA medical center.
- Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) is a short-term treatment that helps Veterans understand the anxiety they experience and address distressful thoughts and feelings. This treatment may help expose Veterans to anxiety-inducing situations to help develop response prevention strategies. CBT is focused on identifying and neutralizing unhelpful thoughts and also confronting fears through the mastery of new skills.
Explore more potential treatment options at VA by visiting the Learn About Treatment page.
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Each VA medical center has mental health specialists. Use the facility locator to find the medical center nearest you.
Learn more about Telehealth Options
From your home, the clinic, or the hospital, VA telehealth technologies make it easier for you to connect with your VA care team.