We asked two experts about residential treatment for OCD, OC-related disorders, and other anxiety disorders.
Bradley C. Riemann, PhD (Clinical Director, OCD Center & CBT Services at Rogers Memorial Hospital) and Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD (Program Director, Houston OCD Program) answered our questions.
Gail Steketee, PhD
Dean and Professor
Boston University School of Social Work
Dr. Steketee describes the prevalence of hoarding in older adults, what can trigger it, and what family members can do to get help for a loved one.
She is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation and has authored hundreds of articles and chapters on anxiety, OCD, and related disorders.
Dr. Peggy Richter describes how CBT and various medication options can help treat people with OCD. Listen here.
“Don’t let stigma stop you from feeling hopeful or getting help. It’s your life, and you absolutely matter.”
Misconceptions about mental illness prevent so many people from seeking treatment.
Georgia Thompson was a strong, smart, beautiful, caring, successful woman who fought hard against depression and bipolar disorder. But she lost her battle, committing suicide at age 38.
We are in this together. "If we recognize that our pain is a shared pain and a part of our common humanity, we can be more at peace.”
Instead of letting her depression run her life, she decided to outrun it.
“I have clinical depression,” says Mara Suttman-Lea. “No, I am not depressed. I suffer from depression. They are two vastly different concepts.”
An expert explains why reassuring words that you won't get Ebola are often not enough to soothe your anxieties.
Take an anonymous online screening or locate a mental health screening site, including those for college students and military and their families. Screening for depression is as important as screening for physical diseases because early identification makes treatment more effective.
ADAA mourns the loss of Robin Williams and too many others whose lives have ended due to suicide. His tragic death illustrates the great need for increased public awareness of the grave risk that suicide poses.