Children

“"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

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.

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Social Anxiety Disorder Videos

ADAA member Dr. Richard Heimberg, director of the Adult Anxiety Clinic of Temple University, explains social anxiety disorder, which affects more than 15 million Americans.

ADAA produced these videos in association with the Andrew Kukes Foundation for Social Anxiety.

NEW! Social Anxiety Disorder Videos

5/12/2014

Five new video segments to watch about understanding and overcoming social anxiety disorder.

Severe Weather: Reduce Your Anxiety

5/8/2014

Take these tips to help you take care of your  mental health and your family’s — before and after the arrival of a hurricane, tornado, or severe storm.

Treating Selective Mutism

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Steven M.S. Kurtz, PhD, ABPP

Director, Selective Mutism Program
Child Mind Institute, New York, New York

Founder of the Brave Buddies Program  

Dr. Kurtz discusses the success of tailored intensive treatment for children with selective mutism, and how kids are cured.

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Children's Mental Health Awareness Week

5/5/2014

Listen to Dr. Steven Kurtz discuss how children are cured of selective mutism with tailored intensive treatment.

Using DBT Skills to Reduce Emotion Dysregulation and Reactivity in Children, Adolescents, and Parents

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Pat Harvey, LCSW-C 

Private practice in Rockville, Maryland
Cofounder of the Metro DC DBT Consortium

Ms. Harvey describes dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, and how it can help family members of children, adolescents and adults who have intense emotions.

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New Podcast: DBT Skills for Children, Teens, Families

3/10/2014

Licensed clinical social worker Pat Harvey describes dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, and how it can help family members of children, adolescents and adults who have intense emotions.

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My Age of Anxiety

Drawing on his own long-standing battle with anxiety, Scott Stossel, author of My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind, presents the history and efforts to understand an affliction that is pervasive yet often misunderstood. Watch his conversation with talk show host Mimi Geerges.

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New Personal Story You Should Not Miss

1/29/2014

In his new book, author Scott Stossel reveals his lifelong struggle growing up and living with severe anxiety disorders — and why getting early treatment for children is so important.

 

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