C. Alec Pollard, PhD
Founder and Director, Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute Anxiety Disorders Center
Professor, Community and Family Medicine, St. Louis University
Author and coauthor of more than 80 publications about anxiety disorders and related topics
Dr. Pollard explains a strategy that teaches family members to shape treatment-seeking behavior in someone with an anxiety disorder.
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) is the standard classification of mental disorders used by mental health professionals in the United States. It contains a listing of diagnostic criteria for every psychiatric disorder recognized by the U.S. health care system.
ADAA produces a short film showing how college students suffering from anxiety and depressive disorders find relief with help from counselors and other mental health professionals.
Watch ADAA's new film, which focuses on a college student who is overwhelmed by finals, his relationship, graduation, the prospect of looking for a job, and other real-world pressures. When he seeks help, his life turns around.