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Helping Children and Teens With Anxiety Disorders and Depression

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.

Podcasts About Children and Teens

Listen to these podcasts about treating children and teens with anxiety and related disorders.

New Podcast: Children With Trichotillomania, Tics, and Tourette Syndrome

4/24/2012

Dr. Martin Franklin discusses treatment for children with trichotillomania, Tourette Syndrome, and other body-focused repetitive disorders and their relationship to anxiety disorders.

Treating Children With Trichotillomania, Tics, and Tourette Syndrome

Martin Franklin, PhD

Associate Professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Director, Child & Adolescent OCD, Tics, Trichotillomania and Anxiety Group at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (COTTAGE)

Dr. Franklin discusses treatment for children with trichotillomania, Tourette Syndrome, and other body-focused repetitive disorders and their relationship to anxiety disorders.

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New Podcast: Stomachaches and Anxiety in Children

3/6/2012

Find out the connection between stomach pains in some children and their connection to anxiety disorders, according to clinical psychologist Caroline Elder Danda, PhD.

When My Stomach Hurts, Is it All in My Head? Pediatric Pain-Related Functional Gastrointestinal Disorder

Stomachaches and Anxiety in Children

Caroline Elder Danda, PhD
www.carolinedanda.com
Prairie Village and Overland Park, Kansas

Dr. Danda discusses pediatric pain-related functional gastrointestinal disorders and their connection to anxiety disorders.

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New Story of Triumph: My Battle With GAD

1/24/2012

Her generalized anxiety disorder led to utter misery and a suicide attempt, but sticking with treatment and support from her family and friends helped one woman get her life back.

Stress: On the Verge of a Health Crisis

1/12/2012

The American Psychological Association 2011 survey Stress in America™ suggests that stress takes a particular toll on family caregivers and those diagnosed with obesity and/or depression. Read more survey results and find out ways to reduce your stress. 

“It was a long process with many setbacks. But as I worked with a counselor and psychiatrist and slowly began to recoup my strength, I became very determined to get my life back.”

What Doesn't Kill Us: My Battle With Generalized Anxiety Disorder

L.A. Nicholson GAD Story of HopeMy descent into GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) began the morning I received the call bringing the news of my mother's accidental death. It was the same week that my husband was laid off. We had moved across the country for his new job, and eight months later he was laid off. After only two months out West, we moved back, and I had a nervous breakdown.

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