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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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“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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Treating Children, Adolescents, and Teens With Anxiety and Depression

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014
1:00 – 4:00 pm

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Dealing With Depression?

1/14/2014

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

“Some days are better than others, but that’s okay.”

Beyond the Blues: Dealing With Recurrent Depression

Jan Silver MaguireI experienced my first bout of what I now know was depression when I was 11—uncontrollable crying, not wanting to get out of bed and go to school, and feelings of worthlessness. I was more sensitive than ever about being “left out” and the mercurial slights that characterize preteen girlhood. Nevertheless, I remained the consummate perfectionist. For instance, anything less than an “A” in school would validate my sense of inadequacy.

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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.

Trouble Sleeping?

12/16/2013

Trouble sleeping and nightmares are two symptoms of PTSD. If you've experienced a traumatic event, find out what you can do to improve your sleep.

Sleep Problems and PTSD

Many people have trouble sleeping at times. But it's more likely after you have experienced an accident, war, assault, disaster, or other traumatic event.

You may find you are sleeping too little, or too much, or having nightmares. If these symptoms don't go away, get worse over time, or interfere with your daily life, it might be time to see a doctor.

Trouble sleeping and nightmares are two symptoms of PTSD.

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