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Public Education Webinar Series

Jenny Yip, PsyDCoping With Panic Attacks  
Tuesday, December 8, 2015
7:00 pm ET (6:00 pm CT / 5:00 pm MT / 4:00 pm PT)

Disordered Eating in Children


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.


“Dude, what’s your problem?”

No Shame in Having Depression and Anxiety

Josh LewinI 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!


Treatment Changes Lives


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.

New Podcast: Treating Coexisting Depression and Anxiety


Listen to Dr. Dennis Greenberger describe the differences and similarities between symptoms of anxiety and depression, how the disorders are treated, and what patients can expect in treatment.

Mind Over Moods — Treating Coexisting Depression and Anxiety


Dennis Greenberger, PhD
Founder and Director
Anxiety & Depression Center
Newport Beach, California

Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine

Dr. Greenberger describes the differences and similarities between symptoms of anxiety and depression, how the disorders are treated, and what patients can expect in treatment.


Attaining and Maintaining Wellness in OCD (#6628)

A research study offering treatment for people who have obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and are currently taking one of the following medications and still have unwanted symptoms:

  • Clomipramine (Anafranil)
  • Fluoxetine (Prozac)
  • Fluvoxamine (Luvox)
  • Sertraline (Zoloft)
  • Paroxetine (Paxil)
  • Citalopram (Celexa)
  • Escitalopram (Lexapro)

The goal of the study is to understand whether patients with OCD on serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SRIs) who achieve wellness from EX/RP can safely discontinue their medication.

Center for OCD and Related Disorders at the New York State Psychiatric Institute at Columbia University;
Principal Investigator: 
H. Blair Simpson, MD, PhD
Eligibility Criteria: 

You may be eligible if

  • You have OCD.
  • You are between the ages of 18 and 75.
  • You are still having bothersome symptoms while taking one of the medications listed below for OCD.
  • You are interested in receiving no-cost therapy treatment that may improve your symptoms so that you may be able to stop taking your medication.
  • Clomipramine (Anafranil)
  • Fluoxetine (Prozac)
  • Fluvoxamine (Luvox)
  • Sertraline (Zoloft)
  • Paroxetine (Paxil)
  • Citalopram (Celexa)
  • Escitalopram (Lexapro)
Stephanie Chen, 646-774-8062
1051 Riverside Drive, 3rd floor, New York, NY 10032
New York

New Personal Story: Perfectionism and Panic


A successful young woman breaks free from her "prison" of panic and OCD, thanks to her search for treatment. "So often, people who suffer from anxiety are laughed at as weak or neurotic. I’d like to think we’re actually pretty strong: It takes a lot to silently control a ping-ponging mind." Read on.

“The world was once my oyster; now, it was my prison.”

Perfectionism and Panic

Kara Baskin familyBack in 2006, I had it all: A loving fiancé, a coveted publishing job, a supportive network of friends and family. I was living in Washington, D.C., where I went out almost every night to press parties and trendy restaurants. In my spare time, I delivered meals on wheels and counseled Alzheimer’s patients at the local senior center. Perfectionistic and ever so vigilant, I could’ve won the Perfect Life Olympics.


School Refusal


Katharina Manassis, MD

Hospital for Sick Children, Toronto

Professor of Psychiatry, Senior Associate Scientist
University of Toronto

Dr. Manassis addresses why children sometimes refuse to go to school, when school refusal become a serious problem, and helpful therapies.


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