College Students

“Giving up cannot be an option. Be grateful. Be happy. ”

My Cure

Alexandra LewickeNothing could have been worse for me than being a teenager in high school — until I became a teenager in high school with depression.

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“"I know from personal experience...getting anxious kids help early can be crucial in heading off more serious problems later in life."”

A Childhood Darkened by Severe Anxiety Becomes Brighter

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.

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“My introduction to college was defined by a series of irrational questions.”

My Success Over OCD

Two years ago I wondered if the horrible feeling, the gnawing in my stomach would ever leave. Inside my freshman dorm room, I lived in my own mind, fixated on my thoughts and tormented by irrational messages and faulty fears.

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TREATMENT NOW SAVES LIVES

Mara Suttman-Lea“I have clinical depression,” says Mara Suttman-Lea. “No, I am not depressed. I suffer from depression. They are two vastly different concepts.”

Treatment Now Saves Lives

We are in this together. "If we recognize that our pain is a shared pain and a part of our common humanity, we can be more at peace.”

Instead of letting her depression run her life, she decided to outrun it.


“I have clinical depression,” says Mara Suttman-Lea. “No, I am not depressed. I suffer from depression. They are two vastly different concepts.”

Fears of Ebola?

10/30/2014

An expert explains why reassuring words that you won't get Ebola are often not enough to soothe your anxieties.

Updates for 2014 CDLP Cohort

Find out what the 2014 Career Development Leadership Program cohort has been doing in 2014.

˃ “The CDLP was invaluable to my professional advancement.”
˃ “The program provided a wonderful opportunity to hear from leaders in the field and network with other young professionals.”
˃ “I would like to note that CDLP was directly helpful in the process of applying for grants.”
˃ Participating in the ADAA Career Development Leadership Program provided great momentum for 2014.

October 9: National Depression Screening Day

10/1/2014

Take an anonymous online screening or locate a mental health screening site, including those for college students and military and their families. Screening for depression is as important as screening for physical diseases because early identification makes treatment more effective.

Negative Valence Brain Targets and Predictors of Anxiety and Depression Treatment

Do you have problems with mood or anxiety?

The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study on mood and anxiety. This study is testing how treatments affect brain function, physiology, behavior, and mental health. 

Organization: 
The University of Illinois at Chicago
Principal Investigator: 
K. Luan Phan, MD
Eligibility Criteria: 

You may be eligible if

  • you are 18 to 65 years old.
  • you experience anxiety, worry, and/or depressed mood.
Exclusion Criteria: 
  • Interested volunteers should have no metal parts in their body and no major medical or neurological illness.
  • Patients who are currently undergoing psychotherapy (talk therapy) or taking certain medications that affect the brain may not qualify for the study. 
  • Women should not be pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
Contact: 
312-413-4763 or 888-686-5591; emotion@psych.uic.edu
Location: 
Chicago
State: 
Illinois
Study End Date: 
Wed, 2017-05-31

Suicide

Robin WilliamsADAA mourns the loss of Robin Williams and too many others whose lives have ended due to suicide. His tragic death illustrates the great need for increased public awareness of the grave risk that suicide poses.

 

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