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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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Coaching

Many peoCoachingple experience periods of anxiety or depression, so it is important to remember that you are not alone. Seeking support and encouragement during a difficult time is a critical first step, and it can be challenging. Coaching is a method that can be helpful for those who live with a mental illness.

Patient Registries

MoodNetwork

MoodNetwork logoIts goal is to transform the lives of nearly 54 million Americans affected by d

Not All Depressed Brains Look Alike

6/1/2015

Should doctors treat depression more like a stroke? ADAA members discuss new approaches to training the depressed brain. Researchers are developing new psychological treatments that aim to directly target the particular dysfunctions and processes that underlie depression.

Helping the Families of Treatment-Refusers

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Alec Pollard, PhD

Founder and Director, Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute Anxiety Disorders Center
Professor, Community and Family Medicine at Saint Louis University

Dr. Pollard gives advice to family members who live with someone who refuses treatment for OCD and anxiety disorders.

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Resolve and Resilience From Panic

5/21/2015

Rita Zoey ChinA harrowing and traumatic childhood brought on debilitating panic attacks in adulthood. Discover what she learned as she triumphed over them.

Practice Guidelines for GAD

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

GAD is a condition characterized by persistent, excessive, uncontrollable and unrealistic worry about everyday things. Individuals meeting criteria for GAD mostly worry about the same material that the average person worries about, such as finances, their health and the health of their loved ones, and safety concerns, but people diagnosed with GAD spend much more time worrying. Whereas a healthy person may worry up to an hour a day, it is usually 3 to 10 hours per day for a person with GAD. 

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