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DSM-5: Changes to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders

DSM-5Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health providers in the United States. It contains a listing of diagnostic criteria for every psychiatric disorder recognized by the U.S. health care system.

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Helping Kids Deal With Tornadoes and Other Traumatic Events

5/21/2013

The May 20 tornado in Oklahoma devastated a town, including an elementary school. Children rely on parents and teachers to help them deal with their emotions related to traumatic events. Get tips to help them manage.

"Glass People" — New Short Film

5/14/2013

Watch ADAA's new film, which focuses on a college student who is overwhelmed by finals, his relationship, graduation, the prospect of looking for a job, and other real-world pressures. When he seeks help, his life turns around.

The Cicadas Are Coming

5/12/2013

If you live on the East Coast and have an insect phobia, you might want to seek treatment before the next brood of cicadas emerges very soon. 

May 9: Children's Mental Health Awareness Day

5/9/2013

Anxiety is a normal part of childhood, and every child goes through phases, but many suffer from an anxiety disorder. Screen your child for an anxiety disorder.
Learn about anxiety and depression in children.

New Podcast: Teen Social Anxiety Disorder & Interventions That Work

4/30/2013

Ms. Shannon, a licensed marriage and family therapist, describes effective treatments for social anxiety disorder in teens. Watch a video of a teen talking about her experience with the disorder and how she got help.

Teen Social Anxiety Disorder: Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions That Work

ADAA

Jennifer Shannon, LMFT

Co-Founder and Clinical Director
Santa Rosa Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy
Santa Rosa, California

Ms. Shannon, a licensed marriage and family therapist, describes effective treatments for social anxiety disorder in teens.

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