Understanding New Research and Treatment
When anxiety takes over, it interferes with your child’s ability to cope with fear, worry, and depression — and treatment is necessary.
Early intervention is critical. Waiting for your child to mature or grow out of these behaviors may not be the right approach. In some cases children may develop chronic anxiety and depression, which is often associated with substance abuse and other high-risk behaviors.
Listen to these podcasts about treating children and teens with anxiety and related disorders.
Dr. Martin Franklin discusses treatment for children with trichotillomania, Tourette Syndrome, and other body-focused repetitive disorders and their relationship to anxiety disorders.
Martin Franklin, PhD
Associate Professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine
Dr. Franklin discusses treatment for children with trichotillomania, Tourette Syndrome, and other body-focused repetitive disorders and their relationship to anxiety disorders.Listen
Find out the connection between stomach pains in some children and their connection to anxiety disorders, according to clinical psychologist Caroline Elder Danda, PhD.
The UCLA Eating Disorders Program is currently conducting a study of individuals with anorexia nervosa. We are interested in understanding patterns of visual and emotional information processing using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI.)
- 13- to 30-year old females and males with anorexia
- We will allow those with depression or anxiety (other than OCD)
- No psychiatric medications
- No major psychiatric diagnoses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or substance use disorders
Listen to this podcast to find out about CBT, or cognitive-behavioral therapy, and how therapists use it to treat anxiety and related disorders.
Suffering from panic attacks in middle and high school, Solome couldn't find information online about her age group. So she started her own website.
Authors of a new study have found that social anxiety disorder is not just medicalized shyness. Of those youth with the disorder, only a fraction consider themselves shy, and they are not more likely to be getting treatment compared to their peers, questioning the perception that they are receiving unnecessary medications. See Triumph Over Shyness: Conquering Social Anxiety Disorder.