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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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Anna Clendening Finds Her Voice

Anna Clendening found her voice and faced thousands of people and a national audience on America’s Got Talent in 2014. She had suffered from panic disorder and depression for six years, at times unable to get out of bed or leave her house.

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New Podcast! CBT and Psychopharmacology for OCD

12/2/2014

Dr. Peggy Richter describes how CBT and various medication options can help treat people with OCD. Listen here.

Treatment Now Saves Lives: Jan

“Don’t let stigma stop you from feeling hopeful or getting help. It’s your life, and you absolutely matter.”

Misconceptions about mental illness prevent so many people from seeking treatment.

TREATMENT NOW SAVES LIVES

Georgia ThompsonGeorgia Thompson was a strong, smart, beautiful, caring, successful woman who fought hard against depression and bipolar disorder. But she lost her battle, committing suicide at age 38.

Treatment Now Saves Lives: Mara

We are in this together. "If we recognize that our pain is a shared pain and a part of our common humanity, we can be more at peace.”

Instead of letting her depression run her life, she decided to outrun it.


“I have clinical depression,” says Mara Suttman-Lea. “No, I am not depressed. I suffer from depression. They are two vastly different concepts.”

Fears of Ebola?

10/30/2014

An expert explains why reassuring words that you won't get Ebola are often not enough to soothe your anxieties.

October 9: National Depression Screening Day

10/1/2014

Take an anonymous online screening or locate a mental health screening site, including those for college students and military and their families. Screening for depression is as important as screening for physical diseases because early identification makes treatment more effective.

Brain Markers of Anxiety Disorders and SSRI/CBT Treatment in Children and Adolescents

Are you or do you have a child or adolescent for whom anxiety is a concern? Do you consider yourself excessively nervous? Do you have fears about social or other situations?

The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study on child and adolescent anxiety. We are testing to see what genes, behavior, and brain function can tell us about successful treatment in child and adolescent anxiety using either talk therapy or a medication, both shown to be effective treatments. Participants will be randomized to receive either medication or therapy.

Organization: 
The University of Illinois at Chicago
Principal Investigator: 
K. Luan Phan, MD
Eligibility Criteria: 

You may be eligible if

  • you are 7 to 19 years old.
  • you suffer from an anxiety disorder.
Exclusion Criteria: 
  • Interested volunteers should have no metal parts (including braces) in their body. 
  • Women should not be pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
Contact: 
888-686-5591; emotion@psych.uic.edu
Location: 
Chicago
State: 
Illinois
Study End Date: 
Sat, 2015-01-31

Computerized Cognitive Training Program for Trichotillomania

The Psychology Department at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee is conducting research on the effectiveness of a web-based computerized treatment program for compulsive hair-pulling (trichotillomania).

The study will take up to two months to complete. Treatment is free, and participants will be paid with $50 gift cards when they complete the study. This is a web-based study that allows individuals with an Internet-connected computer (with a videoconferencing capability such as Skype) to participate without a geographic limitation.

Organization: 
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Principal Investigator: 
Han Joo Lee, PhD
Eligibility Criteria: 
  • Between 8 and 17 years old
  • A diagnosis of trichotillomania
  • A computer with high-speed Internet
Exclusion Criteria: 
  • Current substance use problems
  • Current or past psychotic disorder, bipolar disorder, or schizophrenia
  • Current behavioral treatments for trichotillomania
  • Significant suicidality
  • Severe conditions known for poor response to inhibition (ADHD, OCD, and tic disorders)
  • Low intellectual functioning (below 80)
Contact: 
414-229-5941; trichstudy@gmail.com
Location: 
Web-based
State: 
Wisconsin
Study End Date: 
Wed, 2015-09-30

 

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