Friends & Family
Licensed clinical social worker Pat Harvey describes dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, and how it can help family members of children, adolescents and adults who have intense emotions.
It is appropriate and expected to ask questions during a brief telephone, email, or in-person consultation to see if a treatment provider is the right one for you. Before he or she can respond to some of your questions, you may be asked to give your age, your diagnosis or the problems you are seeking help with, as well as any treatment history.
Drawing on his own long-standing battle with anxiety, Scott Stossel, author of My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind, presents the history and efforts to understand an affliction that is pervasive yet often misunderstood. Watch his conversation with talk show host Mimi Geerges.Watch
In his new book, author Scott Stossel reveals his lifelong struggle growing up and living with severe anxiety disorders — and why getting early treatment for children is so important.
I experienced my first bout of what I now know was depression when I was 11—uncontrollable crying, not wanting to get out of bed and go to school, and feelings of worthlessness. I was more sensitive than ever about being “left out” and the mercurial slights that characterize preteen girlhood. Nevertheless, I remained the consummate perfectionist. For instance, anything less than an “A” in school would validate my sense of inadequacy.Read
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.