Anxiety disorders are treatable, yet only one-third of those diagnosed receive treatment. Often the costs of therapy or prescription drugs deter people from getting the help they need. Read on to find out about getting assistance to pay for treatment.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy , or CBT, is effective, but it may be expensive. Some therapists or clinics charge on a sliding scale based on income. Ask about a sliding scale or other payment options when you call or visit for a consultation. To find a therapist near you, search by zip code with ADAA Find a Therapist .
Federally funded health centers can also be a good resource for those without health insurance or with a limited budget. You pay what you can afford, based on your income. Many of these centers include mental health services. Find a federally funded health center near you.
Some colleges and universities offer low-cost therapy for anxiety disorders and other mental health problems. Call the psychol...
Definition Hemoglobin C disease is a blood disorder passed down through families. It leads to a type of anemia, which occurs when red blood cells break down earlier than normal. Alternative Names Clinical hemoglobin C Causes, incidence, and risk factors Hemoglobin C is an abnormal type of hemoglobin, the protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. It is a type of hemoglobinopathy . The disease is caused by problem with a gene called beta globin. The disease most often occurs in African Americans. You are more likely to have hemoglobin C disease if someone in your family has had it.
Alternative Names Methemoglobin; Carboxyhemoglobin; Sulfhemoglobin Normal Values The following values represent the percentage of hemoglobin derivatives based on total hemoglobin: Carboxyhemoglobin: less than 3% (but may be as high as 15% in smokers) Methemoglobin: less than 3% Sulfhemoglobin: undetectable What abnormal results mean High levels of hemoglobin derivatives can lead to significant health problems. The altered forms of hemoglobin do not allow oxygen to be moved properly through the body. This can lead to tissue death. The following values, except sulfhemoglobin, represent the percentage of hemoglobin derivatives based on total hemoglobin: Carboxyhemoglobin: 10 - 20% symptoms of carbon monoxide poisoning begin to appear 30% severe carbon monoxide poisoning present 50-80% results in deadly carbon monoxide poisoning Methemoglobin: 10-25% results in cyanosis 35-40% results in shortness of breath and headache Over 60% results in lethargy and stupor Over 70% results in death Sulfhemoglobin: Values ...
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