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Reacting to a Traumatic Event

4/16/2013

It’s not unusual for people who have experienced traumatic events to have flashbacks, nightmares, or intrusive memories when something terrible happens -- like the explosions at the Boston Marathon. Be tolerant of your nervous system: It’s having a normal reaction. Learn more.

Stressed, Worried, and Have No Confidence?

4/15/2013

Watch this webinar with Dr. John Walker to find out what you can do to manage stress and develop effective strategies will help you to stay healthy and happy.

Integrating CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) Into Anxiety and Depression Treatment

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Philip R. Muskin, MD
Professor, Clinical Psychiatry
Columbia University Medical Center, New York

Chief of Service: Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Dr. Muskin describes how complementary and alternative medicine differs from traditional therapies for anxiety and depression, when it's appropriate to employ, and effective outcomes.

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“People need help. And asking for it isn’t a weakness. Admitting you need help and asking for it? That is acknowledging fear and gaining strength from it. ”

Running for Myself

A lot of things scare me. Right now, those things include my first 20-mile run of marathon training that I have this weekend and sharing this post. That’s the thing with fears, though. Embracing them usually makes you stronger.

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Fear of Weight Gain From SSRIs

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Beth Salcedo, MD
Medical Director
The Ross Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders

Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
The George Washington University College of Medicine and Health Sciences

Dr. Salcedo addresses the pros and cons of taking SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) vs. weight gain and how these medications work to treat anxiety and depression.

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Public Education Webinar Series

This series of free monthly webinars addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about psychological and pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, and related disorders in adults and children.

Disordered Eating in Children

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Stephanie Eken, MD
Medical Director
Child Center
Rogers Memorial Hospital
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

David M. Jacobi, PhD
Behavior Specialist and Clinical Supervisor
The Child & Adolescent Centers
Rogers Memorial Hospital
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Drs. Jacobi and Eken discuss disordered eating in children, why that's more than just picky eating, the relationship to anxiety disorders, and effective treatment options.

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“Dude, what’s your problem?”

No Shame in Having Depression and Anxiety

I have learned that anxiety and depression go hand-in-hand, and there is no shame in having either — although it’s tough for many people to get their arms around that concept. When I struggled with both in my last couple years as the Texas Rangers’ baseball play-by-play announcer, the few people in whom I confided expressed genuine shock. “Depressed? About what? You’ve got a great job! Legions of adoring fans! A wonderful family! Dude, what’s your problem?”

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Treatment Changes Lives

10/4/2012

ADAA helps people find appropriate treatment for anxiety disorders, depression, and related illnesses. And we support the psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and other professionals who help their patients. Read two stories of life-changing treatment that led to remarkable recoveries. With your help, we can continue to help all those in need of treatment.

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