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National Stress Øut Week Highlights Stress Management in the Workplace

11/2/2011

With the unemployment rate in the United States hovering around 9 percent, it’s a stressful time for many. Those who are unemployed are feeling anxious and stressed as they search for work in a struggling market. But many with jobs are feeling the stress as well. The pressure to keep a job, in addition to everyday work-related stress, can take a total on mental health.

New Study Confirms Social Anxiety Disorder Is Not Simply Shyness

10/27/2011

Authors of a new study have found that social anxiety disorder is not just medicalized shyness. Of those youth with the disorder, only a fraction consider themselves shy, and they are not more likely to be getting treatment compared to their peers, questioning the perception that they are receiving unnecessary medications. See Triumph Over Shyness: Conquering Social Anxiety Disorder.

New Story: GAD Undiagnosed for Decades

10/24/2011

Holly suffered from generalized anxiety disorder for two decades, but it wasn't until her son experienced similar symptoms that she was diagnosed correctly. See how she lives with her anxiety disorder.

Book Shares Inspiring Story of Overcoming Agoraphobia

10/10/2011

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) is proud to announce the release of a new book by ADAA member Blaise Dismer, MSW, available in a limited-time offer on the website for a minimum donation of $10 to the organization.

Videos Offer Help and Hope for Living with OCD

9/29/2011

People often jokingly point to odd habits or tidiness as signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD. But the truth is OCD is a very real disorder that affects more than 2 million Americans, and there is a big difference between maintaining a morning routine or keeping a clean home and living with the disorder.

Podcast for Anxious Parents

9/23/2011

Dr. Karen Cassiday offers help for overprotective anxious parents who often sabotage their children's self-esteem and self-confidence, but believe they are fostering a more caring relationship.

Ask an Expert: Why doesn't my SSRI antidepressant work for me?

9/16/2011

Some intriguing research suggests another potential cause for why SSRIs may not be effective in some cases. Learn more about it.

New Videos: Posttraumatic Stress Disorder

9/13/2011

Watch five new videos for information about how PTSD affects children and adults, including those in military and their family members. A psychiatrist discusses effective treatments and how to help loved ones suffering with PTSD.

Floods, storms, hurricanes, and other disasters: Tips to reduce your anxiety

9/9/2011

A big storm, flood, or other natural disaster can strike fear in the hearts of those in its path. Find out how to reduce your anxieties before and afterward.

After the Trauma: How to Manage Anxiety and Stress

9/9/2011

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.

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