ADAA helps people find appropriate treatment for anxiety disorders, depression, and related illnesses. And we support the psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and other professionals who help their patients. Read two stories of life-changing treatment that led to remarkable recoveries. With your help, we can continue to help all those in need of treatment.
Listen to Dr. Dennis Greenberger describe the differences and similarities between symptoms of anxiety and depression, how the disorders are treated, and what patients can expect in treatment.
Dennis Greenberger, PhD
Founder and Director
Anxiety & Depression Center
Newport Beach, California
Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine
Dr. Greenberger describes the differences and similarities between symptoms of anxiety and depression, how the disorders are treated, and what patients can expect in treatment.
A research study offering treatment for people who have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and are currently taking one of the following medications and still have unwanted symptoms:
The goal of the study is to understand whether patients with OCD on serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) who achieve wellness from EX/RP can safely discontinue their medication.
You may be eligible if
- Clomipramine (Anafranil)
- Fluoxetine (Prozac)
- Fluvoxamine (Luvox)
- Sertraline (Zoloft)
- Paroxetine (Paxil)
- Citalopram (Celexa)
- Escitalopram (Lexapro)
A successful young woman breaks free from her "prison" of panic and OCD, thanks to her search for treatment. "So often, people who suffer from anxiety are laughed at as weak or neurotic. I’d like to think we’re actually pretty strong: It takes a lot to silently control a ping-ponging mind." Read on.
Back in 2006, I had it all: A loving fiancé, a coveted publishing job, a supportive network of friends and family. I was living in Washington, D.C., where I went out almost every night to press parties and trendy restaurants. In my spare time, I delivered meals on wheels and counseled Alzheimer’s patients at the local senior center. Perfectionistic and ever so vigilant, I could’ve won the Perfect Life Olympics.Read
What's complicated about grief? Listen here, and find out how it differs from bereavement and how it's treated.
Find out what the experts know about treating trichotillomania (hairpulling)...and you don't. Clinicians: Learn about the roadblocks to treating PTSD and comorbid illnesses.
Nancy Keuthen, PhD
Co-Director, Trichotillomania Clinic and Research Unit
Chief Psychologist, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Clinic
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychology
Harvard Medical School