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.Read
An expert explains why reassuring words that you won't get Ebola are often not enough to soothe your anxieties.
Find out what the 2014 Career Development Leadership Program cohort has been doing in 2014.
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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.
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.
You may be eligible if
- you are 18 to 65 years old.
- you experience anxiety, worry, and/or depressed mood.
- 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.
ADAA 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.
Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy vs. Supportive Psychotherapy for Adults With Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
The purpose of this study is to learn which of two forms of therapy is more likely to help people who have body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). We are comparing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which is a promising new treatment for BDD, and supportive psychotherapy (SPT), which appears to be the most widely used therapy in the community to treat BDD and related problems, such as low self-esteem or problems with family members or friends.
Adults (age18 or older):
- Have BDD.
- Live within driving distance of Boston, Massachusetts.
- Meet further qualifications for this study.
Research shows that people with PTSD are more likely to smoke than people without PTSD. It also shows that people with PTSD have more difficulty at attempts to quit smoking. This study is part of a program aimed at finding out how best to help smokers quit who also have PTSD.
- Male and female patients ages 18 to 65 capable of providing informed consent
- Willing and able to provide informed consent, attend all study visits and comply with the protocol
- Daily smoker for at least 3 months
- Currently smoke an average of at least 8 cigarettes per day
- Report a motivation to quit smoking in the next month of at least 5 on a 10-point scale
- Meet criteria for current diagnosis of PTSD via structured clinical interview
- Current diagnosis of a psychotic, eating, developmental, or bipolar disorder
- Significant suicide risk as determined by structured interview
- Psychoactive substance abuse or dependence (excluding nicotine dependence) within the past 6 months
- Limited mental competency and the inability to give informed, voluntary, written consent to participate
- Current use of any pharmacotherapy or psychotherapy for smoking cessation not provided by the researchers during the quit attempt
- Current psychotherapy directed specifically toward treatment of PTSD
- Use of other tobacco products
- Planning on moving (outside of the immediate area) in the next 6 months
- Insufficient command of the English language (i.e., cannot carry on a conversation with an interviewer in English or read associated text)