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A Personal Story

When the Sky Feels Heavy
My dream was always to be a mother. The day my first child was born, I felt something in me change completely. I didn’t know what it was... But when I saw my daughter, I felt happy, yet alongside that happiness came fear and an unknown feeling.

Free "Ask the Authors" Live Event  - July 31

Ask the Authors Q & A: The BFRB Recovery Workbook
Join ADAA on July 31st at noon ET for a Live Q & A with Dr. Marla Deibler and Dr Renae Reinardy, authors of The BFRB Recovery Workbook, a self-paced workbook that provides evidence-based tools to examine your BFRB in a new way.
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Personal Story
Overcoming Unspeakable Struggles as an Autistic Man
Aside from my autism, I overcame my depression, anxiety, and trauma from past prejudice, marginalization, and stigmatization even though it was extremely complicated for me to forgive and overcome. It is crucial that diverse age groups, trusted adults, and organizations create a comfortable space for both autistic and allistic individuals alike.
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ADAA's New Book!

ADAA Patient Guide to Mood and Anxiety Disorders
With case vignettes that illustrate important information, a multitude of easily referenced tables, and suggested readings for further exploration, this new easy to read book from ADAA provides the reader with the knowledge and tools to make informed decisions and embark on a journey toward lasting wellness.
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Take Charge. Get Answers. Move Forward.

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ADAA’s Find Your Therapist Directory connects YOU with licensed mental health professionals who are experts in anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD and co-occurring disorders.
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Find inspiration from people like you who have struggled and found help with an anxiety disorder, PTSD, OCD or depression. Share Your Voice and Your Story!
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Free live and on-demand webinars with ADAA member experts answering questions about anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, depression and co-occurring disorders.
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Listings of in-person and virtual support groups nationwide for those struggling with anxiety, OCD, PTSD, depression, and co-occurring disorders. anxiety and depression struggles.
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Take the First Step - Understand the Facts

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Tips to Manage Anxiety and Stress
At some point, anxiety and stress affect everyone. They can manifest differently in different people, and the level of anxiety one experiences can vary, but there is one thing for certain: there are ways to manage anxiety, even if it feels out of control.
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Bipolar Disorder
Bipolar disorder, also known as manic-depressive illness, is a brain disorder that causes unusual shifts in a person's mood, energy, and ability to function.
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Social Anxiety Disorder
What is Social Anxiety Disorder? The defining feature of social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, is intense anxiety or fear of being judged, negatively evaluated, or rejected in a social or performance situation.
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Tips to Manage Depression
Depression can make you feel like nothing will help, or that any relief will be temporary, and it can create a cycle of maladaptive thinking, feeling, and doing (or non-doing). However, depression is treatable, and in addition to psychiatric treatment and therapy, there are steps you can take to cope with depression.   
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Frequently Asked Questions
Have a question about anxiety or depression? We can help!
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Choosing a Therapist
Understand what type of therapist and therapy is right for you.
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ADAA Free Webinars
Free live and on-demand webinars with ADAA member experts answering questions about anxiety disorders, OCD, PTSD, depression and co-occurring disorders.
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