Our thoughts are with those in Newtown, Connecticut, and all who are affected by the tragedy. In the wake of the shooting, it’s important to remember that support is available: Help your child manage traumatic events includes our podcast on treating children with PTSD and other resources to help you talk to children to reduce their fear.
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.
Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is diagnosed after a person experiences symptoms for at least one month following a traumatic event. The disorder is characterized by three main types of symptoms:
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R. Bruce Lydiard, MD, PhD
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
Charleston, South Carolina
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Medical University of South Carolina
Dr. Lydiard discusses difficulties in treating problems that co-occur with PTSD: depression, chronic pain, sleep disturbance, and substance abuse.
VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR AN ONLINE AND COMPLETELY ANONYMOUS STUDY ON POST-DEPLOYMENT BEHAVIORAL HEALTH OUTCOMES
Are you a Service Member (active duty, National Guard, or Reserve) or Veteran who deployed in support of OIF/OEF?
Are you willing to complete an online, completely anonymous survey?
If so, you may be qualified to participate in an internet study that is examining post-deployment behavioral health outcomes entitled, "Assessment of Base Rates of PTSD, High Risk Behaviors, and Impairment."
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.