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“I’m grateful for the experience of my panic, because it taught me that there is no one-size-fits-all answer to panic and anxiety.”

Resolve and Resilience From Panic

Rita Zoey ChinThere was a time when basic things—like driving, climbing a flight of stairs, taking a shower, or going through the checkout line at the grocery store—landed me somewhere between mortal unease and full-throttle terror. It all began with a single panic attack that seemed to strike out of the blue. Mistaking it for a heart attack, I called an ambulance, but I quickly learned that there is no ambulance for an alarm of the mind.

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“If I can do it, so can you. I believe in you. I believe in recovery.”

"Just Perfect"

If anyoneHanne Arts had told me several years ago that everything would get better, I would have nodded while screaming disbelief inside my head. I thought things simply could not get better, that I'd be forever feel imprisoned in a dark room.

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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

Scott StosselChildhood 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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“I’m trying to get off medication so I can have a baby. It's been tough and I've experienced many setbacks, but I haven't given up.”

Childhood Panic—and Hope

It started at the onset of puberty, when I was 11 years old. I was at school, watching my older sister load the school bus to be taken away to 6th-grade camp. Suddenly a wave of panic overcame me. I don't recall my physical symptoms other than a racing heart and nausea.

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New Podcast on Treatments

2/9/2016

Find out what you need to know to make sure you get appropriate treatment for trichotillomania and other body-focused repetitive behaviors.

Treatment for Trichotillomania and Other Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

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Ruth Golomb, LCPC

Clinician, supervisor, and co-director of the doctoral training program at The Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, Silver Spring, Maryland 
Scientific Advisory Board and faculty, Trichotillomania Larning Center (TLC)

Ms. Golomb explains trichotillomania and other body-focused repetitive behaviors, their effective treatments, and what parents and patients should know to make sure they’re getting appropriate treatment.

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Antidepressants While Pregnant?

12/16/2015

Read our latest blog post for the facts that can help you make a very difficult decision.

Triumph!

11/1/2015

Chonda Pierce, comedianA depressed comedian found treatment and she triumphed over her depression. Discover what makes her say,  “Baloney!”

With Treatment Comes Triumph: Wills Murray

He went from someone who didn’t want to live to someone who loves every single day.

This golf coach says, “No matter how bad things seem, you were meant to win.”

After a Trauma

After the terrorist attacks in Paris, many people may find themselves struggling with symptoms of anxiety, stress and even posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.


 

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