Panic Disorder & Agoraphobia
It started at the onset of puberty, when I was 11 years old. I was at school, watching my older sister load the school bus to be taken away to 6th-grade camp. Suddenly a wave of panic overcame me. I don't recall my physical symptoms other than a racing heart and nausea.Read
An excellent student, a talented singer and musician, a competitive athlete. That’s how I appeared on the outside as a young child, but I felt as though I were trapped in a nightmare that would never end. Years later, and after a lot of hard work, my bad dream is finally over.
Fear of Being Alone
C. Alec Pollard, PhD
Founder and Director, Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute Anxiety Disorders Center
Professor, Community and Family Medicine, St. Louis University
Author and coauthor of more than 80 publications about anxiety disorders and related topics
Dr. Pollard explains a strategy that teaches family members to shape treatment-seeking behavior in someone with an anxiety disorder.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States. It contains a listing of diagnostic criteria for every psychiatric disorder recognized by the U.S. health care system.
ADAA produces a short film showing how college students suffering from anxiety and depressive disorders find relief with help from counselors and other mental health professionals.
Watch ADAA's new film, which focuses on a college student who is overwhelmed by finals, his relationship, graduation, the prospect of looking for a job, and other real-world pressures. When he seeks help, his life turns around.
A new peer support group is forming for social anxiety/shyness. Other anxieties welcomed! OCD, panic, TS, etc. Refreshments will be served. Enjoy an evening of socialization.