Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

“Sometimes I felt as if all my thoughts were leaves in a pile on a lawn, and a huge gust of wind would blow them all around.”

Fighting the Monster of OCD

As a child, I was gregarious, outgoing, and happy-go-lucky. Then something went horribly askew at about age 12. I did not know why I was unable to focus when I had been the best reader in school. I had been talkative, but I kept to myself, remained silent, and let bullies pick on me. I hadn't the slightest idea what was going on with my body and mind. Eighth-grade was probably my worst year because I was taunted, harassed, and bullied.

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“My introduction to college was defined by a series of irrational questions.”

My Success Over OCD

Two years ago I wondered if the horrible feeling, the gnawing in my stomach would ever leave. Inside my freshman dorm room, I lived in my own mind, fixated on my thoughts and tormented by irrational messages and faulty fears.

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Treating Children, Adolescents, and Teens With Anxiety and Depression

Free Community Event

Wednesday, March 26, 2014
1:00 – 4:00 pm

Marriott Ballroom – 4th floor
Chicago Marriott Downtown
540 N. Michigan Ave.
Chicago, Illinois

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Early Treatment Changes Kids' Lives

A Childhood Darkened by Severe Anxiety Becomes Brighter

"I know from personal experience...getting anxious kids help early can be crucial in heading off more serious problems later in life."

Childhood anxiety, even severe and chronic, doesn’t necessarily stand in the way of success and achievement. But caring parents will do anything to help relieve their children of misery. Scott Stossel, the editor of The Atlantic magazine, tells his story of struggling, coping, and living a very productive life.

OCD Series: Experts Talk

9/25/2013

Every Tuesday and Thursday (3:00-3:30 pm ET) in October experts at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University Department of Psychiatry will discuss diagnosis, new treatments, and resources for adults and children with OCD. More information and schedule.

Got OCD?

State: 
Illinois
City: 
Chicago
Location: 
The Family Institute at Northwestern University

“Worried Sick: Living With Anxiety”

9/30/2013

Kids around the country share their stories of struggling with and managing their anxiety disorders in this special Nick News With Linda Ellerbee. Watch it here.

New Podcast: Understanding Anxiety in Children

8/1/2013

Dr. Jenny Yip addresses the challenges in diagnosing anxiety disorders in children, identifying the underlying cause of anxiety, and providing appropriate and effective treatment. Listen here.

Understanding Anxiety in Children

ADAA

Jenny C. Yip, PsyD, ABPP

Executive Director, Renewed Freedom Center for Rapid Anxiety Relief

Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, USC - Keck School of Medicine
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program

Dr. Yip addresses the challenges in diagnosing anxiety disorders in children, identifying the underlying cause of anxiety, and providing appropriate and effective treatment.

 

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OCD Kansas

State: 
Kansas
City: 
Wichita
Location: 
Jabara Hall, 4th Floor: Psychology Clinic Group room

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