I am a world champion of trampoline gymnastics, and I have suffered from anxiety for many years. Having anxiety is like having diabetes or asthma: They are all illnesses. But in 20 years as a trampolinist, I have yet to see someone yelled at for having diabetes or asthma.
Read the most recent blog post and find out the differences—and similarities—of a panic attack and a heart attack.
Listen to this new podcast if you're considering decreasing or discontinuing your OCD medications.
How to Help Your Child Feel Less Anxious, More Capable, and Stronger (November 5, 2014)
Dr. Lynne Siqueland discussed how to help your child cope with anxiety and get through typical difficult times (school mornings, stomachaches, homework, and bedtime) and how parents can take care of themselves so they can take care of their children. Watch the recorded webinar.
A therapist is a mental health professional who has an advanced degree in psychology, psychiatry, social work, counseling, nursing, or other disciplines and who holds a current license to practice. Therapists are trained to diagnose and treat anxiety, depression, PTSD, and OCD using evidence-based treatments, such as CBT (cognitive-behavioral therapy), DBT (dialectical behavior therapy), IPT (interpersonal psychotherapy), and other types of psychotherapy. Some therapists can also prescribe medication.
A harrowing and traumatic childhood brought on debilitating panic attacks in adulthood. Discover what she learned as she triumphed over them.