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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: 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.

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

Suicide

Robin WilliamsADAA mourns the loss of Robin Williams and too many others whose lives have ended due to suicide. His tragic death illustrates the great need for increased public awareness of the grave risk that suicide poses.

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.

Social Anxiety Disorder in Children and Teens

The typical age of onset is 13 years old, but children younger than 8 or 9 can also suffer. Symptoms may be so extreme that they disrupt daily life. Children, adolescents, and teens with this disorder may have few or no friends. They may not participate in class or play at recess.

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