A successful young woman breaks free from her "prison" of panic and OCD, thanks to her search for treatment. "So often, people who suffer from anxiety are laughed at as weak or neurotic. I’d like to think we’re actually pretty strong: It takes a lot to silently control a ping-ponging mind." Read on.
Back in 2006, I had it all: A loving fiancé, a coveted publishing job, a supportive network of friends and family. I was living in Washington, D.C., where I went out almost every night to press parties and trendy restaurants. In my spare time, I delivered meals on wheels and counseled Alzheimer’s patients at the local senior center. Perfectionistic and ever so vigilant, I could’ve won the Perfect Life Olympics.Read
Katharina Manassis, MD
Dr. Manassis addresses why children sometimes refuse to go to school, when school refusal become a serious problem, and helpful therapies.
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Katharina Manassis, MD
Dr. Manassis describes the technique of problem-solving with anxious children, including how parents, teachers, and others are involved.
Katharine Phillips, MD
Director of Research for Adult Psychiatry and
Senior Research Scientist
Rhode Island Hospital
Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
Member, DSM-5 Task Force
Dr. Phillips describes the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition) and discusses the kinds of proposed changes and how they'll be implemented in the publication.
When anxiety takes over, it interferes with your child’s ability to cope with fear, worry, and depression — and treatment is necessary.
Early intervention is critical. Waiting for your child to mature or grow out of these behaviors may not be the right approach. In some cases children may develop chronic anxiety and depression, which is often associated with substance abuse and other high-risk behaviors.