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Videos Offer Help and Hope for Living with OCD

9/29/2011

People often jokingly point to odd habits or tidiness as signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD. But the truth is OCD is a very real disorder that affects more than 2 million Americans, and there is a big difference between maintaining a morning routine or keeping a clean home and living with the disorder.

Podcast for Anxious Parents

9/23/2011

Dr. Karen Cassiday offers help for overprotective anxious parents who often sabotage their children's self-esteem and self-confidence, but believe they are fostering a more caring relationship.

Overprotection and Overindulgence: Helping the Anxious Parent

Karen Cassiday, PhD

Owner and Clinical Director
Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center, Ltd.
Northbrook, Illinois

Dr. Cassiday discusses parents who often sabotage their children's development of self-esteem and self-confidence, but believe they are fostering a more caring relationship.

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After the Trauma: How to Manage Anxiety and Stress

9/9/2011

Ten years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks many people continue to struggle with symptoms of anxiety, stress and even posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

Help Your Child Manage Traumatic Events

Since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, most adults have accepted that we live in a new era of trying times. Tornadoes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters, as well as explosions, and other traumatic events threaten our sense of safety and security, and they occur around the world on any given day. Adults often struggle with the effects of trauma, even though they understand them. But children react differently based on their personality, age, and circumstances.

Severe Storms: How to Reduce Your Anxiety

Anticipating the arrival of a blizzard, hurricane, tornado, or any severe storm strikes fear and anxiety in the people in its path for good reason. Natural disasters disrupt lives in significant ways, including creating physical and mental health problems and major economic challenges. And the never-ending news about a storm’s arrival may increase your anxiety, stress, and fear.

Here are some tips to help you take care of your own mental health, as well as your family’s before and after a storm.

Treating Children With PTSD

Judith Cohen, MD

Medical Director, Center for Traumatic Stress in Children & Adolescents
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Professor of Psychiatry
Drexel University College of Medicine

Dr. Cohen discusses how children experience PTSD and effective treatments.

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New Personal Story of Overcoming OCD

7/15/2011

OCD burdened a bright young woman for more than 10 years. Read all about her recovery and her advice to others who are suffering in Working Toward Compassion and Moderation.

Treating PTSD and Traumatic Brain Injury

Richard A. Bryant, PhD
Director, Traumatic Stress Clinic
Scientia Professor of Psychology, University of New South Wales
Sydney, Australia

Dr. Bryant talks about  the intersection of traumatic brain injury (TBI) and PTSD, including treatment and how therapy needs to be adapted for TBI survivors.

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