“I advise anyone dealing with OCD to find a competent therapist who specializes in this illness.”

The Throes of Severe OCD: a Mother’s Perspective

Janet Singer-OCD-personal-storyMy son Dan was in college, and by the time I arrived at his dorm, he had not eaten in more than a week. He was spending hours at a time sitting in one particular chair, hunched over with his head in his hands, doing absolutely nothing. He could not enter most of the buildings on campus and could only do minimal amounts of work at specific times. To top it all off, he was self-injuring. My son was in the throes of severe OCD.


The Art of Persuasion: Changing the Mind on OCD

Reid Wilson, PhD

Director, Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center
Chapel Hill, North Carolina

Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry
University of North Carolina School of Medicine


Video: Bridging Science, Treatment, and Public Education of Anxiety Disorders

As a tribute to the life work of Jerilyn Ross, cofounder of ADAA, the National Institute of Mental Health sponsored Bridging Science, Treatment, and Public Education of Anxiety Disorders, a free symposium.


The Diane Rehm Show on Anxiety Disorders

The Diane Rehm Show, produced by WAMU in Washington, DC, for NPR, featured a program on anxiety disorders on November 18, 2010.

Listen to the show.

Read a transcript.


Eating Disorders and Anxiety

Cynthia M. Bulik, PhD, FAED
William and Jeanne Jordan Distinguished Professor of Eating Disorders
Department of Psychiatry
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
Professor of Nutrition in the Gillings School of Global Public Health
Director of the UNC Eating Disorders Program


News and Research

Cognitive-Behavior Therapy in Occupational Therapy

There has been an increasing trend in pediatric clients with mood disorders entering occupational therapy over the last few years. One practitioner discusses using cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), among other strategies, for pediatric clients. (Advance, 28(15):17)  Read more.

Bipolar Disorder in Children and Teens

Children and teens with bipolar disorder experience unusual and extreme mood changes, which can affect energy and behavior. These changes are different from  normal childhood and adolescent ups and downs. At times, those with bipolar disorder feel very happy and are much more active than usual. But other times, they feel extremely sad and are much less active.

Understanding Anxiety Disorders

Psychologist Douglas Mennin, PhD, explains stress and anxiety and the difference between everyday anxiety, which is normal, and an anxiety disorder.


Medications for Childhood Anxiety Disorders

John T. Walkup, MD
Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center
Adjunct Professor, Center for American Indian Health, Johns Hopkins University



Child Anxiety and Phobia Program (CAPP) at Florida International University (FIU)

Is your child or a child you know having trouble with:

  • Anxiety
  • Worrying a lot
  • Being over afraid

Child Anxiety and Phobia Program (CAPP)
Principal Investigator: 
Wendy Silverman, Ph.D., ABPP
(305) 348-1937, (305) 348-1938,
Miami, FL

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