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Back to School With Anxiety and Depression


Find out about anxiety and depression in children and teens, and what parents can do to help when kids go back to school, and what schools can do for your kids.

New Podcast: Understanding Anxiety in Children


Dr. Jenny Yip addresses the challenges in diagnosing anxiety disorders in children, identifying the underlying cause of anxiety, and providing appropriate and effective treatment. Listen here.

Express Your Thanks


Bank of America will donate one dollar for every expression of thanks until November 11, 2013, to Wounded Warrior Project® and Welcome Back Veterans, nonprofit organizations that support our troops. Send a message, photo, or video.

Too Shy to Make Small Talk?


Find out what you can do to overcome your social anxiety. Read the latest "Ask an Expert" advice.

We Have a Winner!


Rita Clark of Lake Forest, California, is the winner of our May raffle to win a Kindle Fire HD. Congratulations, Rita! And to all of you who entered the raffle: Thank you!

June is PTSD Awareness Month


PTSD Take the StepThe National Center for PTSD encourages you to Take the Step: Learn More About PTSD. No matter how much you know about PTSD, there is always more to learn.

DSM-5: Changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders


What do the changes mean to the DSM-5 mean for you? Some categories and criteria for anxiety disorders have changed, but they will not affect your ability to find treatment or your current health insurance. Find out more.

New Podcast: Helping the Families of Those Who Refuse Treatment


Learn about a strategy that teaches family members to shape treatment-seeking behavior in someone with an anxiety disorder.

It's Hurricane Preparedness Week


Hurricane season starts June 1. Get tips for preparing for storms and other natural disasters, including how to talk to kids about weather-related anxiety and helping children after a traumatic event.

Helping Kids Deal With Tornadoes and Other Traumatic Events


The May 20 tornado in Oklahoma devastated a town, including an elementary school. Children rely on parents and teachers to help them deal with their emotions related to traumatic events. Get tips to help them manage.

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