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June is PTSD Awareness Month

What is Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)?
PTSD can follow tough or scary experiences. In this ADAA video learn about signs, causes, and what to do if you or someone you know might have PTSD.

Free Live June 26 Q&A

Early Detection and Treatment for Bipolar Disorder
This free live webinar aims to provide participants with an overview of early detection and treatment strategies in bipolar disorder. While early detection and finding the right treatment can be difficult, overcoming bipolar disorder is possible. Various resources and recommendations will be discussed for both individuals and their families.
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My PTSD Story

Do the Impossible: Healing From Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
After lots of falling down and getting back up again in the process of recovery, I now know that PTSD is not a life sentence. Today my nightmares are gone, I rarely startle, and incredibly I have fallen in love with life. The world isn’t out to get me after all, and I feel safe. Finally, I am living in real time and not trapped in the past.
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What is Trauma, What is PTSD, Who is Affected, and How to Get Help
What happens in PTSD, is that the brain goes into the fight and flight mode and is constantly on alert to protect the person from recurrence of the highly dangerous experience. But the problem is that it cannot come down from that state of heightened arousal, even after leaving the dangerous situation, and coming back to the safe life environment. 
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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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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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