There was a time when basic things—like driving, climbing a flight of stairs, taking a shower, or going through the checkout line at the grocery store—landed me somewhere between mortal unease and full-throttle terror. It all began with a single panic attack that seemed to strike out of the blue. Mistaking it for a heart attack, I called an ambulance, but I quickly learned that there is no ambulance for an alarm of the mind.
Childhood anxiety, even severe and chronic, doesn’t necessarily stand in the way of success and achievement. But caring parents will do anything to help relieve their children of misery. Scott Stossel, the editor of The Atlantic magazine, tells his story of struggling, coping, and living a very productive life.Read
It started at the onset of puberty, when I was 11 years old. I was at school, watching my older sister load the school bus to be taken away to 6th-grade camp. Suddenly a wave of panic overcame me. I don't recall my physical symptoms other than a racing heart and nausea.Read
Find out what you need to know to make sure you get appropriate treatment for trichotillomania and other body-focused repetitive behaviors.
Ruth Golomb, LCPC
Clinician, supervisor, and co-director of the doctoral training program at The Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, Silver Spring, Maryland
Scientific Advisory Board and faculty, Trichotillomania Larning Center (TLC)
Ms. Golomb explains trichotillomania and other body-focused repetitive behaviors, their effective treatments, and what parents and patients should know to make sure they’re getting appropriate treatment.
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