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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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My Age of Anxiety

Drawing on his own long-standing battle with anxiety, Scott Stossel, author of My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind, presents the history and efforts to understand an affliction that is pervasive yet often misunderstood. Watch his conversation with talk show host Mimi Geerges.

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New Personal Story You Should Not Miss

1/29/2014

In his new book, author Scott Stossel reveals his lifelong struggle growing up and living with severe anxiety disorders — and why getting early treatment for children is so important.

Dealing With Depression?

1/14/2014

Find out how one woman goes "beyond the blues."

New Research in the Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder

ADAA

Stefan Hofmann, PhD

Professor of Psychology

Director
Psychotherapy and Emotion Research Laboratory

Director, Social Anxiety Program
Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University

Dr. Hofmann's recent research has uncovered a novel application of the drug d-cycloserine to treat social anxiety disorder.

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Kids Got Anxiety Disorders?

12/23/2013

Parents will do anything to help their children. Read one man's story of chronic and severe anxiety that began early in his childhood. The editor of The Atlantic magazine, Scott Stossel still struggles with sometimes-disabling symptoms, but he manages his disorders and lives a successful and highly productive life.

Project TECH (Teens Engaged in Collaborative Health)

The Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs) is developing and testing a mobile phone intervention that utilizes multiple methods of communication to provide care for depression and can continuously connect to, collect data from, and reach out to the adult patient.

Organization: 
Northwestern University Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs)
Principal Investigator: 
David C. Mohr, PhD
Eligibility Criteria: 

Patient

1)         Is between the ages of 14-19

2)         Has an e-mail account

3)         Is within a cellular network range the majority of the day and/or had regular access to the internet

4)         Is able to speak and read English

5)         Lives in the United States

1)       

 

Contact: 
Sarah Pekoc 312-503-6895, sarah.pekoc@northwestern.edu
Location: 
680 N. Lake Shore Drive, Suite 1400 Chicago, IL 60611
State: 
Illinois
Study End Date: 
Sat, 2016-12-31

Online Peer-Networked Collaborative Learning for Managing Depressive Symptoms

The Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs) is developing and testing a mobile phone intervention that utilizes multiple methods of communication to provide care for depression and can continuously connect to, collect data from, and reach out to the adult patient. CBITs is developing a system that interprets and determines the patient's location, activity, social context, mood and aims to provide skills that may help individuals with depression.

Organization: 
Northwestern University Center for Behavioral Intervention Technologies (CBITs)
Principal Investigator: 
David C. Mohr, PhD
Eligibility Criteria: 

Patient

1)    Is at least 19 years of age
2)    Has an e-mail account, computer
3)    Has regular access to the internet
4)    Is able to speak and read English
5)    Lives in the United States

Contact: 
Sarah Pekoc 312-503-6895, sarah.pekoc@northwestern.edu
Location: 
680 N. Lake Shore Dr., Suite 1400, Chicago
State: 
Illinois
Study End Date: 
Sat, 2016-12-31

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