Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
As a child, I was gregarious, outgoing, and happy-go-lucky. Then something went horribly askew at about age 12. I did not know why I was unable to focus when I had been the best reader in school. I had been talkative, but I kept to myself, remained silent, and let bullies pick on me. I hadn't the slightest idea what was going on with my body and mind. Eighth-grade was probably my worst year because I was taunted, harassed, and bullied.
Free Community Event
Wednesday, March 26, 2014
1:00 – 4:00 pm
Marriott Ballroom – 4th floor
Chicago Marriott Downtown
540 N. Michigan Ave.
A Childhood Darkened by Severe Anxiety Becomes Brighter
"I know from personal experience...getting anxious kids help early can be crucial in heading off more serious problems later in life."
Childhood anxiety, even severe and chronic, doesn’t necessarily stand in the way of success and achievement. But caring parents will do anything to help relieve their children of misery. Scott Stossel, the editor of The Atlantic magazine, tells his story of struggling, coping, and living a very productive life.
Every Tuesday and Thursday (3:00-3:30 pm ET) in October experts at the New York State Psychiatric Institute and Columbia University Department of Psychiatry will discuss diagnosis, new treatments, and resources for adults and children with OCD. More information and schedule.
Kids around the country share their stories of struggling with and managing their anxiety disorders in this special Nick News With Linda Ellerbee. Watch it here.
Dr. Jenny Yip addresses the challenges in diagnosing anxiety disorders in children, identifying the underlying cause of anxiety, and providing appropriate and effective treatment. Listen here.
Jenny C. Yip, PsyD, ABPP
Executive Director, Renewed Freedom Center for Rapid Anxiety Relief
Clinical Assistant Professor of Psychiatry, USC - Keck School of Medicine
Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Residency Program
Dr. Yip addresses the challenges in diagnosing anxiety disorders in children, identifying the underlying cause of anxiety, and providing appropriate and effective treatment.