A new peer support group is forming for social anxiety/shyness. Other anxieties welcomed! OCD, panic, TS, etc. Refreshments will be served. Enjoy an evening of socialization.
During the week of April 14-20, 2013, college students on more than 200 campuses in the United States and Canada are participating in the 8th annual National Stress Øut Day—a nationwide effort to provid
During the week of April 14-20, 2013, college students on more than 200 campuses in the United States and Canada are participating in the 8th annual National Stress Øut Day—a nationwide effort to provide pre-finals stress relief and to educate students about the difference between everyday anxiety and anxiety disorders or other mental illness.
Dr. Beth Salcedo addresses the pros and cons of taking SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) vs. weight gain and how these medications work to treat anxiety and depression. Listen to this podcast.
Beth Salcedo, MD
The Ross Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders
Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
The George Washington University College of Medicine and Health Sciences
Dr. Salcedo addresses the pros and cons of taking SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) vs. weight gain and how these medications work to treat anxiety and depression.
A number of studies using different techniques have suggested that the neurotransmitter glutamate is present at excessive levels in at least some patients with OCD. This idea has motivated our use of glutamate-modulating drugs in OCD that has not responded to standard therapies. However, the details of how glutamate is out of balance in OCD remain unclear. Likewise, it is unclear whether glutamate dysregulation contributes to all forms of OCD or only to some subtypes.
Diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
This study aims to determine whether adding a medication called minocycline to
antidepressant treatment can help reduce symptoms of OCD. This study also aims to
learn more about the brains of children and adolescents with OCD.
Your child must be taking a stable dose of a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) in order to
participate in this study. During the 12 week study period, your child will continue to
• 8 - 20 years
• Genders: both
• Key inclusion criteria: Primary diagnosis of OCD and currently on a stable and adequate dose of an SRI
Your child may be eligible to participate in this study if he/she is diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.
• Lifetime diagnosis of: psychotic disorder, bipolar disorder, eating disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, mental retardation, or substance/alcohol dependence
• Current diagnosis of major depressive disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Tourette’s/Tic Disorder, or substance/alcohol abuse
• Diagnosis of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcus (PANDAS)
• Active Suicidal Ideation
• Hoarding as the primary OCD symptom
• Pregnant, nursing, or planning to become pregnant
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.