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.
Licensed clinical social worker Pat Harvey describes dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, and how it can help family members of children, adolescents and adults who have intense emotions.
Pat Harvey, LCSW-C
Private practice in Rockville, Maryland
Cofounder of the Metro DC DBT Consortium
Ms. Harvey describes dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, and how it can help family members of children, adolescents and adults who have intense emotions.Listen
Drawing on his own long-standing battle with anxiety, Scott Stossel, author of My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind, presents the history and efforts to understand an affliction that is pervasive yet often misunderstood. Watch his conversation with talk show host Mimi Geerges.Watch
In his new book, author Scott Stossel reveals his lifelong struggle growing up and living with severe anxiety disorders — and why getting early treatment for children is so important.
Free Workshop in Chicago: Treating Children, Adolescents, and Teens With Anxiety and Depression, March 26, 2014 (1:00 – 4:00 pm), Chicago Marriott Downtown
CE credits available ($25 fee) for social workers, counselors, psychologists, case workers, speech and language specialists, nurse practitioners, pediatric nurses, students, residents. Learn more and register.
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Marriott Ballroom – 4th floor
Chicago Marriott Downtown
540 N. Michigan Ave.
I experienced my first bout of what I now know was depression when I was 11—uncontrollable crying, not wanting to get out of bed and go to school, and feelings of worthlessness. I was more sensitive than ever about being “left out” and the mercurial slights that characterize preteen girlhood. Nevertheless, I remained the consummate perfectionist. For instance, anything less than an “A” in school would validate my sense of inadequacy.Read
Stefan Hofmann, PhD
Professor of Psychology
Director, Social Anxiety Program
Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University
Dr. Hofmann's recent research has uncovered a novel application of the drug d-cycloserine to treat social anxiety disorder.Li