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Suicide and Prevention

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams and too many others have lost their lives to suicide. Williams' tragic death made highly public the great need for increased awareness of the grave risk that suicide poses.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy vs. Supportive Psychotherapy for Adults With Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

The purpose of this study is to learn which of two forms of therapy is more likely to help people who have body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). We are comparing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which is a promising new treatment for BDD, and supportive psychotherapy (SPT), which appears to be the most widely used therapy in the community to treat BDD and related problems, such as low self-esteem or problems with family members or friends.

Study Treatments

Organization: 
Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital
Principal Investigator: 
Katharine Phillips, MD
Eligibility Criteria: 

Adults (age18 or older):

  • Have BDD.
  • Live within driving distance of Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Meet further qualifications for this study.
Contact: 
Phone: 877-4MGH-BDD or email BDD@Lifespan.org
Location: 
Massachusetts General Hospital
State: 
Massachusetts
Study End Date: 
Sat, 2016-04-30

Social Anxiety Disorder Videos

ADAA member Dr. Richard Heimberg, director of the Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple University, explains social anxiety disorder, which affects more than 15 million Americans.

ADAA produced these videos in association with the Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety.

Social Anxiety Disorder Treatment

A health professional can provide a diagnosis and individualized treatment plan for social anxiety disorder. Both cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) and medication are scientifically proven effective treatments. Your therapist should be able to discuss how long it will take for you to begin to experience relief.

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NEW! Social Anxiety Disorder Videos

5/12/2014

Five new video segments to watch about understanding and overcoming social anxiety disorder.

Severe Weather: Reduce Your Anxiety

5/8/2014

Take these tips to help you take care of your  mental health and your family’s — before and after the arrival of a hurricane, tornado, or severe storm.

Treating Selective Mutism

ADAA

Steven M.S. Kurtz, PhD, ABPP

Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC
New York, New York

Founder of the Brave Buddies Program  

Dr. Kurtz discusses the success of tailored intensive treatment for children with selective mutism, and how kids are cured.

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Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

5/5/2014

Listen to Dr. Steven Kurtz discuss how children are cured of selective mutism with tailored intensive treatment.

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