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

A Childhood Darkened by Severe Anxiety Becomes Brighter

Scott StosselChildhood 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.

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Treating Anxiety Disorders, Part 1 (of 6): The Power of Anxiety

Licensed clinical social workers, psychologists, and other therapists can successfully treat disabling anxiety disorders. 

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Treating Anxiety Disorders, Part 2 (of 6): Treatment and Recovery: One Patient's Story

A young woman with OCD learns how to manage her OCD and finds out it no longer controls her.

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Treating Anxiety Disorders, Part 3 (of 6): Medications and Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Methods clinicians use to treat anxiety disorders: medications (psychopharmacology), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), complementary treatments.

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Treating Anxiety Disorders, Part 4 (of 6): What Is Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy?

A licensed clinical social worker describes how cognitive-behavioral therapy effectively treats anxiety.

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Treating Anxiety Disorders, Part 5 (of 6): Implementing Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy

Details about how to implement cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in treating anxiety, specifically using exposure and response prevention (ERP), cognitive restructuring, behavioral experiments (exposure to anxiety triggers)

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Treating Anxiety Disorders, Part 6 (of 6): Complementary Approaches

How complementary approaches to treating anxiety can be effective, including family therapy, mindfulness (acceptance), exercise, yoga, and breathing.

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OCD in People With Autism Spectrum Disorders

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Ailsa Russell, PhD
Clinical Director for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
University of Bath

Dr. Russell addresses treatment approaches for for people with OCD and autism spectrum disorders. Her research with colleagues at Kings College London has focused on studies of people with autism, in particular trying to adapt or develop effective psychological interventions for anxiety, OCD, and other emotional disorders.

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Conference Program 2015

Anxiety and Depression Conference 2015 final program: Download it here.

Please note: Last-minute room changes for some events and sessions are not reflected in this program. Please check for updates at the conference registration desk.

Online Group Consultation

A new live web-based continuing education program, group consultation offers clinicians from all disciplines an exclusive opportunity to further their clinical training in anxiety, depression, and related disorders through a series of three one-hour discussions about challenging cases led by renowned clinical experts.

 

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