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Posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD, is diagnosed after a person experiences symptoms for at least one month following a traumatic event. The disorder is characterized by three main types of symptoms:
Find out what the experts know about treating trichotillomania (hairpulling)...and you don't. Clinicians: Learn about the roadblocks to treating PTSD and comorbid illnesses.
Nancy Keuthen, PhD
Co-Director, Trichotillomania Clinic and Research Unit
Chief Psychologist, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Clinic
Massachusetts General Hospital
Associate Professor of Psychology
Harvard Medical School
R. Bruce Lydiard, MD, PhD
Ralph H. Johnson VA Medical Center
Charleston, South Carolina
Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
Medical University of South Carolina
Dr. Lydiard discusses difficulties in treating problems that co-occur with PTSD: depression, chronic pain, sleep disturbance, and substance abuse.
Katharina Manassis, MD
Dr. Manassis describes the technique of problem-solving with anxious children, including how parents, teachers, and others are involved.
Katharine Phillips, MD
Director of Research for Adult Psychiatry and
Senior Research Scientist
Rhode Island Hospital
Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island
Member, DSM-5 Task Force
Dr. Phillips describes the DSM-5 (Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5th edition) and discusses the kinds of proposed changes and how they'll be implemented in the publication.
Understanding New Research and Treatment
When anxiety takes over, it interferes with your child’s ability to cope with fear, worry, and depression — and treatment is necessary.
Early intervention is critical. Waiting for your child to mature or grow out of these behaviors may not be the right approach. In some cases children may develop chronic anxiety and depression, which is often associated with substance abuse and other high-risk behaviors.
Listen to these podcasts about treating children and teens with anxiety and related disorders.
Dr. Martin Franklin discusses treatment for children with trichotillomania, Tourette Syndrome, and other body-focused repetitive disorders and their relationship to anxiety disorders.
Martin Franklin, PhD
Associate Professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Dr. Franklin discusses treatment for children with trichotillomania, Tourette Syndrome, and other body-focused repetitive disorders and their relationship to anxiety disorders.