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How to Beat Social Anxiety

10/16/2009

Real Simple readers share their tried-and-true tips for dealing with six of the most common anxiety-inducing situations, then psychologists and communications coaches weigh in with more advice.

Halloween haters say Boo Humbug!

10/13/2009

Carlee Smith is hardly in the no-fun category.

She hosts a monthly girls' night out at a bar in Portland, Ore., and co-runs a plus-size vintage boutique called Fat Fancy. But there's one thing that brings out the hate in her.

Smith, 33, is among a contrarian contingent that takes a boo humbug approach to Halloween.

Understanding the Anxious Mind

9/29/2009

Jerome Kagan’s “Aha!” moment came with Baby 19. It was 1989, and Kagan, a professor of psychology at Harvard, had just begun a major longitudinal study of temperament and its effects. Temperament is a complex, multilayered thing, and for the sake of clarity, Kagan was tracking it along a single dimension: whether babies were easily upset when exposed to new things. He chose this characteristic both because it could be measured and because it seemed to explain much of normal human variation.

Women's Health Report: Change Your Life

9/27/2009

Women are twice as likely to suffer from anxiety as men are. In fact, it has become a way of life for many women. I recently reviewed a book on the subject by Jerilyn Ross, president and CEO of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, called "One Less Thing to Worry About."

How to Overcome Social Anxiety Disorder

4/21/2009

Silver Spring, Md. (April 21, 2009) — Sarah struggled with loneliness, anxiety, and fear. At age 27, she was isolated and had no lasting relationships. A nurse, she was anxious every day about having to discuss her patients with her coworkers. She knew that her fears and extreme shyness were holding her back. After years of suffering, she received professional help, and she was diagnosed with social anxiety disorder.

ADAA and The HealthCentral Network Form Alliance

5/21/2008

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) (www.adaa.org) and The HealthCentral Network (www.HealthCentral.com) today announced that ADAA will join HealthCentral’s growing community of patients, caregivers, advocates and health experts dedicated to helping people suffering from anxiety disorders get the information, advice and support they need to cope with the condition.

ADAA Launches "Treat It, Don't Repeat It: Break Free From OCD," National Educational Campaign

3/13/2008

More than half of adults with untreated obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) reported their condition has a negative impact on important relationships - at work, at home, and in their personal life, according to a new national survey commissioned by the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) and conducted by Harris Interactive. OCD is a debilitating anxiety disorder that affects more than 2 million American adults.

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