Licensed clinical social workers, psychologists, and other therapists can successfully treat disabling anxiety disorders.
A young woman with OCD learns how to manage her OCD and finds out it no longer controls her.Watch
Methods clinicians use to treat anxiety disorders: medications (psychopharmacology), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), complementary treatments.Watch
A licensed clinical social worker describes how cognitive-behavioral therapy effectively treats anxiety.Watch
Details about how to implement cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in treating anxiety, specifically using exposure and response prevention (ERP), cognitive restructuring, behavioral experiments (exposure to anxiety triggers)Watch
How complementary approaches to treating anxiety can be effective, including family therapy, mindfulness (acceptance), exercise, yoga, and breathing.Watch
As a child, I was gregarious, outgoing, and happy-go-lucky. Then something went horribly askew at about age 12. I did not know why I was unable to focus when I had been the best reader in school. I had been talkative, but I kept to myself, remained silent, and let bullies pick on me. I hadn't the slightest idea what was going on with my body and mind. Eighth-grade was probably my worst year because I was taunted, harassed, and bullied.
Researchers are currently evaluating the Live OCD Free app in an online clinical trial.
Eligible participants will receive free access to the mobile app and will be asked to complete four online surveys over the course of 12 weeks.
The aim of the TOPS Study is evaluate the discontinuation of long-term serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) in individuals with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).
Participation in TOPS involves an initial screening appointment to ensure eligibility that includes completion of interviews and questionnaires.
Eligible individuals are then randomly assigned to one of two 22-week programs using different techniques to help people come off medication.
All study participants will receive
Adults with OCD who wish to stop taking long-term (2 years or more) SRI medication may be eligible to participate.