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
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
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Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry
Director, Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders
Columbia University Medical Center
Co-Clinical Director, Youth Anxiety Center
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Dr. Albano describes the so-called transitional years, or emerging adults ages 18 to 25, and what makes this a unique group when it comes to treating anxiety, OCD, and depression.