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.Read
Ailsa Russell, PhD
Clinical Director for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
University of Bath
Dr. Russell addresses treatment approaches 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.
We asked two experts about residential treatment for OCD, OC-related disorders, and other anxiety disorders.
Bradley C. Riemann, PhD (Clinical Director, OCD Center & CBT Services at Rogers Memorial Hospital) and Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD (Program Director, Houston OCD Program) answered our questions.
Dr. Peggy Richter describes how CBT and various medication options can help treat people with OCD. Listen here.
“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.
Georgia 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.
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.”
An expert explains why reassuring words that you won't get Ebola are often not enough to soothe your anxieties.