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Anorexia/Body Dysmorphic Disorder Study

The UCLA Eating Disorders Program is currently conducting a study of individuals with anorexia nervosa. We are interested in understanding patterns of visual and emotional information processing using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI.)

Organization: 
UCLA Semel Institute
Principal Investigator: 
Jamie Feusner, MD; Michael Strober, PhD
Eligibility Criteria: 
  • 18- to 30-year old females and males with anorexia
  • We will allow those with depression or anxiety (other than OCD)
Exclusion Criteria: 
  • No psychiatric medications
  • No major psychiatric diagnoses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or substance use disorders
Contact: 
Courtney Sheen, 310-206-0468, csheen@mednet.ucla.edu
Location: 
Los Angeles
State: 
California

Teens Outrunning Anxiety

11/3/2011

Suffering from panic attacks in middle and high school, Solome couldn't find information online about her age group. So she started her own website.

New Study Confirms Social Anxiety Disorder Is Not Simply Shyness

10/27/2011

Authors of a new study have found that social anxiety disorder is not just medicalized shyness. Of those youth with the disorder, only a fraction consider themselves shy, and they are not more likely to be getting treatment compared to their peers, questioning the perception that they are receiving unnecessary medications. See Triumph Over Shyness: Conquering Social Anxiety Disorder.

“ I was astounded to find no place with others who were going through the same thing, no tidbits on what I could do right now when I needed it most. That’s when I took out a notebook and decided it was time to create AnxietyInTeens.com. ”

Teens Outrunning Anxiety

Solome Tibebu, personal storyI’m 21 years old, and besides my busy schedule as a full-time student the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, keeping a regular running and yoga schedule, work, and trying to balance a social life, I am also the founder and Executive Director of Anxiety In Teens Non-Profit, LLC.

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Irritable Bowel Syndrome and Anxiety Disorders

Melissa Hunt, PhD
Associate Director of Clinical Training
Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

Adjunct Assistant Professor
Behavioral and Community Health
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine

Dr. Hunt discusses why many people with panic, agoraphobia, or social anxiety disorder also have IBS.

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Book Shares Inspiring Story of Overcoming Agoraphobia

10/10/2011

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) is proud to announce the release of a new book by ADAA member Blaise Dismer, MSW, available in a limited-time offer on the website for a minimum donation of $10 to the organization.

Videos Offer Help and Hope for Living with OCD

9/29/2011

People often jokingly point to odd habits or tidiness as signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD. But the truth is OCD is a very real disorder that affects more than 2 million Americans, and there is a big difference between maintaining a morning routine or keeping a clean home and living with the disorder.

Overprotection and Overindulgence: Helping the Anxious Parent

Karen Cassiday, PhD

Owner and Clinical Director
Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center, Ltd.
Northbrook, Illinois

Dr. Cassiday discusses parents who often sabotage their children's development of self-esteem and self-confidence, but believe they are fostering a more caring relationship.

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Hurricane Season Is Here: How to Reduce Your Anxiety

Anticipating the arrival of a hurricane, tornado, or severe storm strikes fear and anxiety in the people in its path for good reason. Natural disasters disrupt lives in significant ways, including creating physical and mental health problems and major economic challenges. And the never-ending news about a storm’s arrival may increase your anxiety, stress, and fear.

Here are some tips to help you take care of your own mental health, as well as your family’s before and after a storm.

 

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