Coping with serious illness or other stressful life changes can be highly challenging. The experienced staff members at the Behavioral Medicine Clinic offer support for patients and family members with a range of medical and stress-related disorders.
We can help you learn ways to manage symptoms, improve coping and enhance quality-of-life and wellness.
Our caring and compassionate specialists provide services to improve symptom control and functioning for individuals coping with cancer and other chronic medical conditions such as chronic pain, transplants, infertility, diabetes, irritable bowel and heart disease. In addition, we offer treatment or consultation for psychological difficulties such as depression, anxiety, anger, low self-esteem, substance abuse and family problems. Individual, group, and family services are available from our doctoral-level clinicians.
UAMS offers services on both an inpatient and outpatient basis, including:
- Reducing stress and improving your quality of life.
- Coping with illness and managing symptoms such as chronic pain, nausea or fatigue.
- Consultation and treatment for psychological problems like depression, grief, anxiety or family issues.
- Mind-body strategies like meditation, visualization, hypnosis and relaxation training.
- Lifestyle changes such as smoking cessation.
- Enhanced quality of survivorship, including the Return to Wholeness program, which was developed by Dr. Stephanie Simonton Atchley with Drs. Deepak Chopra and David Simon.
- Palliative care
- Treatment for sleep disorders
- Specialized services for anxiety disorders such as trauma, panic attacks and fear of MRIs or implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs)