New Podcast: Teen Social Anxiety Disorder & Interventions That Work


Ms. Shannon, a licensed marriage and family therapist, describes effective treatments for social anxiety disorder in teens. Watch a video of a teen talking about her experience with the disorder and how she got help.

Reacting to a Traumatic Event


It’s not unusual for people who have experienced traumatic events to have flashbacks, nightmares, or intrusive memories when something terrible happens -- like the explosions at the Boston Marathon. Be tolerant of your nervous system: It’s having a normal reaction. Learn more.

Stressed, Worried, and Have No Confidence?


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

Ashley Ericksen

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.


Resources for Coping With Trauma


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


Karen Martinez, MD

¿Por qué siento nervios?
21 de octubre del 2015 
a las 7:00 PM Hora Este (6:00 pm Hora Central / 5:00 PM Hora Montaña / 4:00 PM Hora Pacífico)

Disordered Eating in Children


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.


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

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

Amy Rapp, (212) 543-5592.
New York, NY
New York

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