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New Personal Story: Perfectionism and Panic

9/20/2012

A successful young woman breaks free from her "prison" of panic and OCD, thanks to her search for treatment. "So often, people who suffer from anxiety are laughed at as weak or neurotic. I’d like to think we’re actually pretty strong: It takes a lot to silently control a ping-ponging mind." Read on.

“The world was once my oyster; now, it was my prison.”

Perfectionism and Panic

Kara Baskin familyBack in 2006, I had it all: A loving fiancé, a coveted publishing job, a supportive network of friends and family. I was living in Washington, D.C., where I went out almost every night to press parties and trendy restaurants. In my spare time, I delivered meals on wheels and counseled Alzheimer’s patients at the local senior center. Perfectionistic and ever so vigilant, I could’ve won the Perfect Life Olympics.

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Time to go back to school! How do you or your children feel about it?

New Podcast: Complicated Grief

8/13/2012

What's complicated about grief? Listen here, and find out how it differs from bereavement and how it's treated.

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

New Story of Triumph: My Battle With GAD

1/24/2012

Her generalized anxiety disorder led to utter misery and a suicide attempt, but sticking with treatment and support from her family and friends helped one woman get her life back.

Stress: On the Verge of a Health Crisis

1/12/2012

The American Psychological Association 2011 survey Stress in America™ suggests that stress takes a particular toll on family caregivers and those diagnosed with obesity and/or depression. Read more survey results and find out ways to reduce your stress. 

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