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Treatment for Anxiety and Depression Between Ages 18 and 25
Dr. Anne Marie Albano describes the transitional years and what makes this a unique group when it comes to treating anxiety, OCD, and depression.
Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry
Director, Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders
Columbia University Medical Center
Co-Clinical Director, Youth Anxiety Center
New York-Presbyterian Hospital
Dr. Albano describes the so-called transitional years, or emerging adults ages 18 to 25, and what makes this a unique group when it comes to treating anxiety, OCD, and depression.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)
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