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Anxious teens are vulnerable to experiencing a panic attack, which is a frightening experience, especially since it can occur out of the blue.  A panic attack is a sudden and sharp rise in anxiety accompanied by physical symptoms such as racing heart, dizziness, numbness and shortness of breath.  The physical symptoms are an adaptive response to the perception of being in acute danger.  However, they can unfortunately arise under everyday stress, such as when a teen has to take a daunting test.  What can you do to help your anxious teen cope with a panic attack?
Psychiatrists have been using videoconferencing for psychiatric consultations for almost sixty years. Now with the advent of web and cloud based systems, mobile computing, the impact of commercial telemedicine service companies, and a growing body of evidence and research, more and more patients are being treated online.
Dr. Joseph Brand provides an overview of common sleep problems experienced by kids and teens. He covers insomnia, separation anxiety, circadian rhythm problems, and other issues. Dr. Brand reviews the most effective treatment approaches for different age groups, from toddlers and young children to older adolescents.
Telemental Health is the provision of mental health services using live, interactive video conferencing. Online therapy, also known as telemental health, is a growing field. A therapist or counselor provides psychological advice and support over the internet through email, video conferencing, online chat, or a phone call. Telemental health may be useful to individuals who cannot leave their home, who work unconventional hours, as well as those overseas or who live in rural or remote areas. ADAA is pleased to offer a listing of our member clinicians who provide telemental health services. Providers are listed by state and their specialty areas. ADAA will be updating this list on a consistent basis so please check back frequently.