Women

Treatment-Resistant OCD and Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Alec Pollard, PhD
Founder and Director
Anxiety Disorders Center
Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute

Professor
Community and Family Medicine
St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri

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Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

Katharine A. Phillips, MD

Director of Research for Adult Psychiatry and
Senior Research Scientist
Rhode Island Hospital

Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island

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Howie Mandel Talks About OCD

TV personality and actor Howie Mandel shares his struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in a public service announcement for the ADAA campaign "Treat It, Don't Repeat It: Break Free From OCD."

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Patricia Gerbarg, MD, and Richard Brown, MD

Mind-Body Practices in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Patricia Gerbarg, MD, and Richard Brown, MD

Patricia Gerbarg, MD
Assistant Clinical Professor in Psychiatry
New York Medical College

Richard Brown, MD
Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
College of Physicians and Surgeons

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Pregnancy and Medication

Pregnant women with a history of anxiety or depression can face difficult and confusing choices about treating their symptoms with antidepressants and other medications.

Both anxiety disorders and depression are more likely to affect women than men, and women who are pregnant are not excluded. In fact, symptoms can develop or worsen during or after pregnancy, though in some cases women notice fewer symptoms while pregnant. Women can have an anxiety disorder and depression at the same time, too.

Facts

From the time a girl reaches puberty until about the age of 50, she is twice as likely to have an anxiety disorder as a man. Anxiety disorders also occur earlier in women than in men.

Women are also more likely to have multiple psychiatric disorders during their lifetime than men. The most common to co-occur with anxiety is depression.

Women

Women are twice as likely to have an anxiety disorder as men. Find out why and get more facts.

Read more: "Not all depression is created equal: sex interacts with disease to precipitate depression"
(Biology of Sex Differences, 2013, 4:8)

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Jerilyn Ross and Dr. Blair Simpson on OCD

ADAA President & CEO Jerilyn Ross and Blair Simpson, MD, PhD, of Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, discuss recognizing and treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

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Treatment of PTSD

Lori Zoellner, PhD

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
University of Washington
Center for Anxiety & Traumatic Stress

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