“When people get the help they need, there is a significant ripple effect throughout our communities and society at large,” says Patrick B. McGrath, PhD, Clinical Director, AMITA Health Behavioral Medicine Center for Anxiety and Obsessive Compulsive Disorders. “Parents can go back to work because they don’t have to stay home with their now non-anxious kids. People who were disenfranchised can have jobs now. Families get stronger because they have a deeper understanding of each other and they argue less. People achieve more. Our crime rates begin to go down. Ultimately, we get to live in a healthier, safer community.”