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May 9: Children's Mental Health Awareness Day


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


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


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.


Reacting to a Traumatic Event


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?


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


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.

“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

Ashley Ericksen

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.


Fear of Weight Gain From SSRIs


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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