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Parents will do anything to help their children. Read one man's story of chronic and severe anxiety that began early in his childhood. The editor of The Atlantic magazine, Scott Stossel still struggles with sometimes-disabling symptoms, but he manages his disorders and lives a successful and highly productive life.
Trouble sleeping and nightmares are two symptoms of PTSD. If you've experienced a traumatic event, find out what you can do to improve your sleep.
Many people have trouble sleeping at times. But it's more likely after you have experienced an accident, war, assault, disaster, or other traumatic event.
You may find you are sleeping too little, or too much, or having nightmares. If these symptoms don't go away, get worse over time, or interfere with your daily life, it might be time to see a doctor.
Trouble sleeping and nightmares are two symptoms of PTSD.
Take some tips to remove stress, fear, and worry from your holidays. Discover how to overcome travel fears and how to help anxious children. And learn the myths and realities fo the holiday blues.
Check your local listings and set your DVR: ADAA member Dr. Reid Wilson will appear on “Katie” on Friday, Dec. 6, on ABC. He will discuss how anxiety and the pressure to be perfect can cripple a family—and how to cope. He's the author of Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children.
Dr. Lizabeth Roemer explains mindfulness skills and how people can learn to apply them to daily living, and she describes how acceptance-based behavioral therapies are used to treat anxiety disorders and depression.
Lizabeth Roemer, PhD
Professor of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts
University of Massachusetts Boston
Dr. Roemer explains mindfulness skills and how people can learn to apply them to daily living, and she describes how acceptance-based behavioral therapies are used to treat anxiety disorders and depression.
A Childhood Darkened by Severe Anxiety Becomes Brighter
"I know from personal experience...getting anxious kids help early can be crucial in heading off more serious problems later in life."
Childhood 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.
“I’m back!” That was the phrase I’d said to myself starting in middle school when my malaise lifted and a cycle of joy came around. I seemed to live in a world moving in slow motion. It was only when “I was back” that I returned to normal life speed. This slow-to-normal oscillation went on well into my thirties. But I had no idea I was depressed.
Every Tuesday and Thursday (3:00-3:30 pm ET) in October experts at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University Department of Psychiatry will discuss diagnosis, new treatments, and resources for adults and children with OCD. More information and schedule.