Children

Stressed, Worried, and Have No Confidence?

4/15/2013

Watch this webinar with Dr. John Walker to find out what you can do to manage stress and develop effective strategies will help you to stay healthy and happy.

“People need help. And asking for it isn’t a weakness. Admitting you need help and asking for it? That is acknowledging fear and gaining strength from it. ”

Running for Myself

A lot of things scare me. Right now, those things include my first 20-mile run of marathon training that I have this weekend and sharing this post. That’s the thing with fears, though. Embracing them usually makes you stronger.

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Resources for Coping With Trauma

12/17/2012

Our thoughts are with those in Newtown, Connecticut, and all who are affected by the tragedy. In the wake of the shooting, it’s important to remember that support is available: Help your child manage traumatic events includes our podcast on treating children with PTSD and other resources to help you talk to children to reduce their fear.

Public Education Webinar Series

This series of free monthly webinars addresses some of the most frequently asked questions about psychological and pharmacological treatment of anxiety disorders, depression, and related disorders in adults and children.

Disordered Eating in Children

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Stephanie Eken, MD
Medical Director
Child Center
Rogers Memorial Hospital
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

David M. Jacobi, PhD
Behavior Specialist and Clinical Supervisor
The Child & Adolescent Centers
Rogers Memorial Hospital
Oconomowoc, Wisconsin

Drs. Jacobi and Eken discuss disordered eating in children, why that's more than just picky eating, the relationship to anxiety disorders, and effective treatment options.

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Novel medication strategies targeting brain mechanisms in pediatric ocd

This study aims to determine whether adding a medication called minocycline to

antidepressant treatment can help reduce symptoms of OCD. This study also aims to

learn more about the brains of children and adolescents with OCD.

 

Your child must be taking a stable dose of a serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SRI) in order to

participate in this study. During the 12 week study period, your child will continue to

Organization: 
Columbia University Medical Center/New York State Psychiatric Institute
Principal Investigator: 
Dr. Moira Rynn, M.D. and Dr. H. Blair Simpson
Eligibility Criteria: 

• 8 - 20 years

• Genders: both

• Key inclusion criteria: Primary diagnosis of OCD and currently on a stable and adequate dose of an SRI

 

Your child may be eligible to participate in this study if he/she is diagnosed with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder.

Exclusion Criteria: 

• Lifetime diagnosis of: psychotic disorder, bipolar disorder, eating disorder, pervasive developmental disorder, mental retardation, or substance/alcohol dependence

• Current diagnosis of major depressive disorder, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), Tourette’s/Tic Disorder, or substance/alcohol abuse

• Diagnosis of pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcus (PANDAS)

• Active Suicidal Ideation

• Hoarding as the primary OCD symptom

• Pregnant, nursing, or planning to become pregnant

Contact: 
Amy Rapp, (212) 543-5592.
Location: 
New York, NY
State: 
New York

Treatment Changes Lives

10/4/2012

ADAA helps people find appropriate treatment for anxiety disorders, depression, and related illnesses. And we support the psychologists, psychiatrists, social workers, and other professionals who help their patients. Read two stories of life-changing treatment that led to remarkable recoveries. With your help, we can continue to help all those in need of treatment.

New Podcast: Treating Coexisting Depression and Anxiety

10/1/2012

Listen to Dr. Dennis Greenberger describe the differences and similarities between symptoms of anxiety and depression, how the disorders are treated, and what patients can expect in treatment.

Mind Over Moods — Treating Coexisting Depression and Anxiety

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Dennis Greenberger, PhD
Founder and Director
Anxiety & Depression Center
Newport Beach, California

Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine

Dr. Greenberger describes the differences and similarities between symptoms of anxiety and depression, how the disorders are treated, and what patients can expect in treatment.

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