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Podcast for Anxious Parents


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.


After the Trauma: How to Manage Anxiety and Stress


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.


New Personal Story of Overcoming OCD


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.


“I advise anyone dealing with OCD to find a competent therapist who specializes in this illness.”

The Throes of Severe OCD: a Mother’s Perspective

Janet Singer-OCD-personal-storyMy son Dan was in college, and by the time I arrived at his dorm, he had not eaten in more than a week. He was spending hours at a time sitting in one particular chair, hunched over with his head in his hands, doing absolutely nothing. He could not enter most of the buildings on campus and could only do minimal amounts of work at specific times. To top it all off, he was self-injuring. My son was in the throes of severe OCD.


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