National Anxiety Organizations in the USA and Canada

Eileen Bailey Health Guide

    When you have anxiety, it is sometimes hard to know where to turn for help and support but it is very important to have a network of support around you. Finding people that understand and are willing to support your efforts to overcome and manage your anxiety can make the success in treatment more possible.


    Below are a number of organizations dedicated to helping people with anxiety disorders:


    Anxiety Disorders Association of America


     This is a non-profit organization dedicated to improving the lives of people living with anxiety by working in prevention, treatment and the cure of all types of anxiety disorders.

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    Their website provides a place to search for a therapist, a listing of current clinical trials, a listing of local support groups, self-tests as well as information to help individuals and their families.


    Contact information:


    Anxiety Disorder Association of America

    8730 George Ave.

    Suite 600

    Silver Spring, MD 20910

    Phone: 240-485-1001

    Fax 240-485-1035


    Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Association


    This is a non-profit organization providing information on living with social anxiety. There is also an e-mail list, which is therapy-oriented but also will provide information on social anxiety and any support groups forming in your area.


    Their website provides information and personal stories of people living with social anxiety.


    Contact information:


    Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Association

    Thomas A. Richards, PhD, President

    2058 E. Topeka Drive

    Phoenix, AZ, 85024

    Please visit their website for further information


    American Test Anxiety Association


    This group provides information on test anxiety including information on solutions and reviews on CD and DVD programs to help with test anxiety. The organization also provides web seminars for students dealing with test anxiety.


    Although there is no contact information, you can visit their website for further information.


    Anxiety Disorders Association of Canada


    This organization works toward the prevention, treatment and management of anxiety disorders and offers information and resources for people with anxiety. There are affiliate organizations in Quebec, Ontario, Manitoba and British Columbia.


    Contact information:


    P.O. Box 117
    Station Cote St-Luc
    Montreal, Quebec
    H4V 2Y3

    Fax: 514-484-7892


    You can also visit their website for further information.

Published On: August 14, 2008