This series of free monthly webinars will address some of the most frequently asked questions about psychological and pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, and related disorders for adults and children.
The Holidays: How Can I Manage the Stress and Have More Fun?
Wednesday, December 11, 2013
7:00 pm EST / 6:00pm CST / 5:00 pm MST / 4:00 pm PST
Karen L. Cassiday, PhD, ACT
Clinical Director and Owner, Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center, Deerfield and Chicago, Illinois
Clinical Assistant Professor, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Sciences
Dr. Cassiday’s areas of interest are anxiety disorders in children and teens, social anxiety disorder, treatment-refractory OCD, and working with children and teens who suffer from both developmental concerns and anxiety disorders.
Format: A live 35-minute audiovisual presentation will be followed by a brief Q&A session.
Fear of Flying: What It Is and How to Get Over It (November 13, 2013)
Dr. Martin Seif explained breathing techniques and other methods to overcome fear and become a member of the flying community. Read Dr. Seif's answer to "How can I overcome my fear of flying?" 
The Anxiety and Depression Trap in Teenagers (October 9, 2013)
Dr. Anne Marie Albano discussed anxiety and mood disorders in adolescents and effective treatments. Watch the recorded webinar. 
Sleep Problems and Disorders in Children and Adolescents With Anxiety and Depression (September 11, 2013)
Dr. Lewin addressed sleep disorders medicine, pediatric sleep disorders, and the role of sleep in normal development. Here is the recorded webinar. 
Anxiety: Don't Try Harder, Try Different (August 7, 2013)
Patrick McGrath, PhD, focused on seven simple things that you can start to do differently today to help you overcome basic feelings of worry, stress, and anxiety. Watch the recorded webinar. 
PTSD: What I Should Know About Current Treatments (July 10, 2013)
Terence M. Keane, PhD, discussed the history of trauma treatment, evidence-based treatments, barriers to accessing care, and care that is readily accessible to all. Watch the recorded webinar. 
Treatment Readiness: How to Help Someone You Love Obtain the Benefits of Treatment (June 5, 2013)
C. Alec Pollard, PhD, described how family and friends can help: strategies that work, and strategies that do not work. Here is the recording.  
Our Kids: Anxiety and Depression (May 1, 2013)
Andrea Umbach, PsyD, discussed diagnostic symptoms of anxiety and depression and how these symptoms might manifest themselves in children. She addressed practical strategies for early intervention to help parents support their children through difficult times. Here is the recording. 
Common Myths About Anxiety Disorders (April 17, 2013)
Sally Winston, PsyD, discussed some commonly held beliefs about anxiety disorders that are mostly or partially false, including why reducing stress, thinking positive thoughts, gaining insight about its origins, and lots of reassurance often do not really help much in reducing significant symptoms of anxiety. Watch the recorded webinar online. 
I Am Stressed, Worried, and Have No Confidence: What Can I Do? (March 6, 2013)
John Walker, PhD, presented approaches to strengthen your ability to manage stress and develop effective strategies will help you to stay healthy and happy. Watch the recorded webinar online. 
Medication for Anxiety: Benefits and Side Effects (February 6, 2013)
Beth Salcedo, MD, addresses reasons to consider medications for anxiety disorders; types and choices; the indications, risks, side effects, and benefits; lengths of treatment and tapering and discontinuing. Watch the recorded webinar. 
Why Me? Explaining Anxiety in the Brain (January 9, 2013)
Catherine Pittman, PhD, a clinical psychologist, explains the processes in the brain that influence anxiety and what techniques actually allow us to change our anxious brains. Watch the recorded webinar. 
What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy and How Is It Used to Treat Anxiety and Depression? (December 12, 2012)
Dennis Greenberger, PhD, addresses the differences and similarities between symptoms of anxiety and depression, how the disorders are treated with CBT, and what patients can expect in treatment. Watch the recorded edition online. 
About the Free ADAA Public Education Webinar Series
ADAA presents free webinars to the public on topics covering some of the most frequently asked questions about psychological and pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, and related disorders for adults and children. Visit the ADAA website for more resources, including videos and podcasts.