Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)

Helping Children and Teens With Anxiety Disorders and Depression

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.

Overcome Support Group

Columbus, GA

This group is open to military veterans returning from war, and is designed to welcome service members home and help them heal with pastoral care, mentoring, and coaching.

Do you have, or have you had, an anxiety disorder plus depression?

Helping Extinction Learning in PTSD (HELP)

Is your life being affected by memories of a past trauma?

Are you having recurring flashbacks or nightmares? Avoiding places or situations? Sleep problems? Emotional reactions tied to the trauma?

Many trauma survivors suffer for years after their traumatic experience.

The Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety at the University of Pennsylvania
Principal Investigator: 
Dr. Lori Zoellner, Dr. Mike Telch, Dr. Edna Foa
Eligibility Criteria: 

You are between the ages of 18 and 65

You have experienced a serious traumatic event, such as rape, assault, combat, serious car accident, or a natural disaster.

You are currently experiencing symptoms such as unwanted thoughts or images about the trauma, avoidance of reminders of the trauma, and feeling anxious or depressed.

Exclusion Criteria: 

Patients currently taking an antidepressant medication (for example, Zoloft, Paxil, Celexa, Effexor, Wellbutrin) are not eligible for this trial.

Sarah Morris, (215) 746-3327,
Austin, TX, Philadelphia, PA, Seattle, WA

Home Base Parent Support Group

Home Base Clinic

Meets the last Tuesday of every month from 6 to 7:30 pm.

After the Trauma: How to Manage Anxiety and Stress


Ten years after the 9/11 terrorist attacks many people continue to struggle with symptoms of anxiety, stress and even posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.

Help Your Child Manage Traumatic Events

Since the terrorist attacks of 9/11, most adults have accepted that we live in a new era of trying times. Tornadoes, hurricanes, and other natural disasters, as well as explosions, and other traumatic events threaten our sense of safety and security, and they occur around the world on any given day. Adults often struggle with the effects of trauma, even though they understand them. But children react differently based on their personality, age, and circumstances.

Treating Children With PTSD

Judith Cohen, MD

Medical Director, Center for Traumatic Stress in Children & Adolescents
Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

Professor of Psychiatry
Drexel University College of Medicine

Dr. Cohen discusses how children experience PTSD and effective treatments.


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