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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.

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Help us spread the word about the benefits of treatment for anxiety and mood disorders, OCD, and PTSD — for children and teens, women, college students, military and military families.

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OCD in People With Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Ailsa Russell, PhD
Clinical Director for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
University of Bath

Dr. Russell addresses treatment approaches for people with OCD and autism spectrum disorders. Her research with colleagues at Kings College London has focused on studies of people with autism, in particular trying to adapt or develop effective psychological interventions for anxiety, OCD, and other emotional disorders.

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Q&A: What Is Residential Treatment?

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.

Treatment Now Saves Lives: Georgia

When Robin Williams ended his life, the world took notice.

But the effects of suicide are no less devastating to family members of less well-known, deeply loved people.

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Anna Clendening Finds Her Voice

Anna Clendening found her voice and faced thousands of people and a national audience on America’s Got Talent in 2014. She had suffered from panic disorder and depression for six years, at times unable to get out of bed or leave her house.

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Treatment Now Saves Lives: Mara

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.”

 

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