Understanding anxiety is the first step in getting the care you need.

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What is anxiety?

40 million Americans have anxiety, so know that you’re not alone.

It’s normal to have anxious days. However, when those days turn into longer periods of time, and your anxiety is persistent, seemingly uncontrollable, overwhelming, and interferes with daily activities–you may have an anxiety disorder. But don’t worry, anxiety disorders are the most common mental health conditions in the U.S., affecting 40 million Americans, and they are highly treatable.

Brittney S.

I have struggled with anxiety for several years. I didn’t think anything would help and was ashamed and to busy to take the time to speak to a doctor in person. The doctor was judgement-free, simply listened, and explained the options. About a month in and I can feel a total difference I feel the old me coming back, and am able to handle my anxiety much better. I have found that instead of my anxiety controlling me I am now the one in control.

The signs & symptoms of anxiety.

Anxiety is more than feeling nervous or overthinking situations. It’s a complex mental health condition that can affect people in distinct ways. For some it can feel like sudden, intense spikes of panic. For others, it can feel like an all-consuming, underlying sense of worry or dread.
The key symptoms of anxiety include:
  • Excessive worry about not just one, but many issues, individuals, or events
  • Difficulty in controlling the feelings of worry, often without control in shifting from one topic to another
At least 3 additional symptoms:
  • General restlessness
  • Fatigue or the feeling of being easily tired
  • Difficulty concentrating
  • Insomnia
  • Irritability
  • Muscle aches or soreness
  • Feelings of panic, dread, or ‘impending doom’

Anxiety comes in many forms.

Anxiety can manifest in many forms, requiring a personalized treatment approach. Understanding the type of anxiety you are experiencing can help you get the care that is right for you.
Common forms of anxiety include:
  • Generalized Anxiety Disorder
  • Panic Disorder
  • Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Acute stress disorder
  • Social anxiety
  • Phobia
  • Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

The connection between anxiety & depression.

Anxiety and depression often go hand-in-hand, creating a self-sustaining negative cycle. In fact, it is estimated that 60% of people with anxiety also suffer from depression, and vice versa.
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If you are experiencing signs & symptoms of anxiety, taking a free online evaluation is a good first step in getting the care you need.

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Diagnosing anxiety.

Seeking help is the first step.

Anxiety is diagnosed by a psychiatric provider looking for the presence of signs and symptoms associated with anxiety, including the mix and severity of symptoms, context, duration, and life impact. The provider will also want to know about your medical history and family history, as well as current medications you are taking.

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Medication for anxiety.

Medication can be an effective part of a treatment plan to help you feel better. There is absolutely no shame in taking medication for anxiety.
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The right antidepressant makes all the difference.

Because there are many forms of anxiety and each individual is unique, getting the best result requires matching each person to the right medication, then fine-tuning treatment based on individual response. At Brightside, we pinpoint your FDA-approved match by leveraging your data points and decades of clinical research.

To get the best results, it’s important to measure progress during treatment–this is known as measurement-based care. This allows you and your Provider to make informed decisions for any adjustment in your treatment. It’s common to adjust your medication when first starting antidepressants to make sure its right for you.

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Commonly prescribed medications.

Medications commonly prescribed as a first line of treatment for anxiety include selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and norepinephrine-dopamine reuptake inhibitors (NDRIs).
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Therapy for anxiety.

Therapy can give you the structure and support to help get through difficult issues, including space to reflect, process challenges, and build skills.
Therapy can help you:
  • Understand how your thoughts and behaviors contribute to your symptoms and learn ways to change them
  • Identify and understand how past or current events may have led to the development of unhelpful patterns of thought or behavior that can be maintaining your distress
  • Develop skills to cope with intense emotions that may be interfering with your ability to live life the way you want
  • Develop healthy relationship and communication skills
  • Increase confidence in your ability to handle challenging situations

At Brightside, we use only evidence-based approaches such as Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) to help you build skills to more effectively help you break the negative cycles of anxiety.

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Self-care for anxiety.

A comprehensive approach to care leads to better outcomes. By practicing daily healthy habits and self-care, you can reduce your symptoms of anxiety.

Get quality anxiety treatment from the comfort of home.

Plans starting as low as
$45 for your first month.

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Whether you choose Medication, Therapy, or both, our memberships include expert online care designed to help you feel better, faster.

Get access to:

  • Unlimited daily messaging with your provider
  • Unlimited video consultations with your Psychiatric Provider
  • 4 video sessions with your therapist each month
  • Free monthly medication delivery
  • Interactive, skill-building therapy lessons
  • Regular Progress Tracking
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We accept health insurance.

We're on a mission to make anxiety & depression care more affordable for all.
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Start feeling better in 3 simple steps.

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Step 1
Fill out our free mental health assessment.

Start with a clinically-proven set of questions to shed light on how you’re feeling. We’ll help you understand your symptoms, then recommend the best treatment plan for you–including Medication, Therapy, or both.

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Step 2
Connect with your Provider for a personalized treatment plan.

Get matched with an expert provider for an online video consultation. Share how you’re feeling and then decide on next steps–together.

If prescribed, your medication will be delivered to your door monthly.

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Step 3
Make progress and start feeling better.

Stay in touch with your Provider with unlimited messaging and video follow-ups, plus monthly video therapy sessions.

Then, measure your progress with regular check-ins to monitor your symptoms and make adjustments until your treatment is right for you.

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If you’re in emotional distress, text HOME to connect with a counselor immediately.

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