Psychiatry and Autoimmune Disease Care

Most people understand the physical damage chronic illnesses sometimes cause. But they can also affect your emotional health, too. Painful symptoms from an autoimmune disease can make it hard to keep your commitments to work, friends, or family. At the Allegheny Health Network (AHN) Autoimmunity Institute, we can help.

Our large team of autoimmune specialists includes psychiatrists who are committed to helping you handle how an autoimmune disease affects you emotionally. Get practical tips and guidance for how to deal with depression, anxiety, and any other mental health concern you face from autoimmune specialists.

Specialized psychiatry care for autoimmune disease

Our psychiatrists are experienced in caring for people with different mental health concerns. They specialize in helping people cope with the emotional impacts of autoimmune disease. These impacts sometimes include anxiety and depression.

When you come to our institute, you can sit down with one of our psychiatrists to talk through the specific challenges you face. They will listen as long as you need and offer suggestions and strategies to help you. Your provider may also recommend certain medications to help you cope with anxiety, depression, and other emotional issues.

Our psychiatrists work closely with other medical specialists to address every way an autoimmune disease affects your physical and mental health. We will partner with you over the coming months and years to track changes to your health so we can help you live a full life.

A new approach to autoimmune disease care

We care for people with autoimmune diseases in a comprehensive, compassionate way. At our institute, you get care from our team of 15 kinds of autoimmune specialists, in one place. You also benefit from our:

  • Skilled specialists, including psychiatrists who help you manage the emotional weight of autoimmune disease
  • Focus on research that helps us develop and then provide the most effective treatments for a range of autoimmune diseases
  • Coordinated care that means you no longer need to track your medical records or medication lists (we do)
  • Updated facility, designed for your comfort and our physicians’ collaboration
  • Convenience since we address your physical and mental health concerns in one place

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

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