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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 is a protein in red blood cells that carries oxygen. A blood test can tell how much hemoglobin you have in your blood. See also: Hemoglobin electrophoresis Alternative Names Hgb; Hb How the test is performed Blood is typically drawn from a vein, usually from the inside of the elbow or the back of the hand. The site is cleaned with germ-killing medicine (antiseptic). The health care provider wraps an elastic band around the upper arm to apply pressure to the area and make the vein swell with blood. Next, the health care provider gently inserts a needle into the vein. The blood collects into an airtight vial or tube attached to the needle. The elastic band is removed from your arm. Once the blood has been collected, the needle is removed, and the puncture site is covered to stop any bleeding. In infants or young children, a sharp tool called a lancet may be used to puncture the skin and make it bleed. The blood collects into a small glass tube called a pipette, or onto a sl...
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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