A harrowing and traumatic childhood brought on debilitating panic attacks in adulthood. Discover what she learned as she triumphed over them.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5)
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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.
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.
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.
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.
- Between 8 and 17 years old
- A diagnosis of trichotillomania
- A computer with high-speed Internet
- 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)