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Perfectionistic teens are on a mission to demonstrate perfection in everything that they do. This coping style, though, often results in debilitating anxiety. Such teens constantly fear making even the smallest of mistakes, fearing that this signifies failure and worthlessness. How can we help anxious teens reduce their unhealthy perfectionism?
Dr. Andrew Rosen, Board Certified Psychologist, is founder and director of the Center for Treatment of Anxiety and Mood Disorders in Delray Beach, Florida. Dr. David Gross, Board Certified Psychiatrist, is medical director of the Center. Some of the topics covered: What are the roles of medication and therapy? How can my psychiatrist (or primary care doctor) and my therapist work together as a team? How soon can I expect to see results from medication? How soon can I expect to see results from cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT)? Are there situations where medication and CBT can work great together?  
ADAA Member Dr. Debra Kissen is featured in this article...."Can anxious parents contribute to the anxiety levels in their children? Unfortunately, the short answer is yes. When you factor in genetics and learned behavior, the odds quickly start stacking up against you. But before you start placing blame on yourself and believing that an anxiety disorder is inevitable in your child, it’s important to recognize that as parents, we do have the ability to impact the environment our kids are raised in and hopefully, break the cycle of worry (or at least put a kink in it)..."
It’s easy to understand how a major car accident would cause someone to fear driving, but most driving phobia have nothing to do with accidents.