An expert explains why reassuring words that you won't get Ebola are often not enough to soothe your anxieties.
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Robin Williams and too many others have lost their lives to suicide. Williams' tragic death made highly public the great need for increased awareness of the grave risk that suicide poses.
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
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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.
Parents will do anything to help their children. Read one man's story of chronic and severe anxiety that began early in his childhood. The editor of The Atlantic magazine, Scott Stossel still struggles with sometimes-disabling symptoms, but he manages his disorders and lives a successful and highly productive life.
Lizabeth Roemer, PhD
Professor of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts
University of Massachusetts Boston
Dr. Roemer explains mindfulness skills and how people can learn to apply them to daily living, and she describes how acceptance-based behavioral therapies are used to treat anxiety disorders and depression.
Dr. Jenny Yip addresses the challenges in diagnosing anxiety disorders in children, identifying the underlying cause of anxiety, and providing appropriate and effective treatment. Listen here.