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Psychology and Autoimmune Disease Care

Coping with an autoimmune disease, such as lupus or inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), can be hard. The condition can disrupt your personal, professional, and social life in a thousand different ways. At Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Autoimmunity Institute, we understand the toll an autoimmune disease can take on your mood and mentality.

Our large team of autoimmune specialists includes behavioral health providers who can help you deal with the unique stresses of having a chronic autoimmune illness. Get advice for the physical and mental concerns you face from 15 types of autoimmune specialists.

How we help you cope with autoimmune disease

Our behavioral health providers have an in-depth knowledge about the different emotional hurdles people face from autoimmune diseases. When you come to our institute, you can sit down with one of our specialists to discuss yours. We will listen as long as you need and offer strategies to help you cope with the stress of living with a chronic illness.

Our behavioral health providers work closely with other medical specialists to address every way an autoimmune disease affects your physical and mental well-being. We also partner with you throughout your life to keep you as healthy as possible.

A new approach to autoimmune disease care

We focus on how an autoimmune disease affects both your physical and mental health. When you choose our Autoimmunity Institute for your care, you benefit from our:

  • Skilled specialists, which include behavioral health providers and more than a dozen other specialists, all working together to help you manage the physical and mental impacts of a chronic illness
  • Focus on research, where we lead the way in developing better diagnostic tests and more effective treatments for dozens of autoimmune diseases
  • Coordinated care that puts the burden of tracking medical records and medication lists on us, not you
  • Updated facility, where you are surrounded by uplifting photographs and a care team that can easily talk to each other to provide you complete care
  • Convenience, including how you can see behavioral and medical specialists in the same place, sometimes during the same visit

Autoimmunity Institute:
West Penn Hospital
4815 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Located in 250 Mellon Pavilion

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Call (833) 242-8246 to learn more about AHN autoimmune services.