at the Johns Hopkins Bayview Medical Center
Medical Director: Una McCann, M.D.
Program Supervisor: Tammy Donohue, MSW, LCSW-C
Anxiety disorders are the most prevalent of all psychiatric conditions. They are comprised of the following distinct disorders: Panic Disorder; Social Anxiety Disorder; and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. Anxiety disorders frequently co-occur with other psychiatric conditions, Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) and Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), mood disorders and substance use disorders. Anxiety disorders interfere with normal daily function and are associated with a significantly increased risk for suicidality. Although serious and impairing, there are excellent, evidence-based treatments for these disorders. In particular, numerous research studies have demonstrated that certain medications and cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT), a form of psychotherapy, are effective treatments for all of the anxiety disorders. When available, a combination of medications and CBT is often optimally effective. The Anxiety Disorders Clinic at Johns Hopkins Bayview is part of the continuum of services for adults offered in the Community Psychiatry Program.
The Anxiety Disorders Clinic offers a one-time consultation appointment for adults suffering from Anxiety, PTSD, and/or OCD who are looking for diagnostic clarification, second opinion, medication recommendations, and/or therapeutic recommendations. Medication will not be prescribed. A referral by a physician or mental health provider is recommended. For self-referrals, before an appointment can be scheduled we will need records of your current and past psychiatric treatment, this may include primary care records.
The consultation will consist of 2 separate clinical interviews. The first interview will be with a psychotherapist, lasting approximately 2 hours. The second interview will be with Dr. McCann, generally within a week of the initial appointment and will last approximately one hour. Once all records are received, we will review those records to determine if this is the most appropriate clinic to meet your needs. Once we have determined that the Anxiety Disorders Clinic is appropriate, we will contact you to schedule an appointment. Following both clinical interviews, a written report will be provided to the referring provider and our clinical impressions and treatment recommendations will be provided to you.
Insurances accepted are Medical Assistance, Medicare, and some private insurances.
For more information about the Anxiety Disorders Clinic or to schedule an appointment please call 410-550-0104.
Providers making referrals please fax the referral form provided on this website to: Tammy Donohue at 410-550-1061