Watch videos on a variety of topics produced by the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, our partners and friends.

In "Glass People," filmmakers John Berardo and Brian Frager, USC School of Cinematic Arts, illustrate college-age anxiety and the great value of finding professional help. This short film premiered at the 2013 Anxiety and Depression Conference in La Jolla, California.

Drawing on his own long-standing battle with anxiety, Scott Stossel, author of My Age of Anxiety: Fear, Hope, Dread, and the Search for Peace of Mind, presents the history and efforts to understand an affliction that is pervasive yet often misunderstood. Watch his conversation with talk show…

Licensed clinical social workers, psychologists, and other therapists can successfully treat disabling anxiety disorders. Video produced by  

Methods clinicians use to treat anxiety disorders: medications (psychopharmacology), cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), complementary treatments. Video produced by  

A licensed clinical social worker describes how cognitive-behavioral therapy effectively treats anxiety. Video produced by  

Details about how to implement cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) in treating anxiety, specifically using exposure and response prevention (ERP), cognitive restructuring, behavioral experiments (exposure to anxiety triggers) Video produced by

How complementary approaches to treating anxiety can be effective, including family therapy, mindfulness (acceptance), exercise, yoga, and breathing. Video produced by  

Learn about changes you can make to your lifestyle to reduce stress and anxiety.


What’s the difference between stress and anxiety? Stress can come from any situation or thought that makes you feel frustrated, angry, nervous, worried, or even anxious. Anxiety is a reaction to the stress, a feeling of apprehension or fear.


Discover when you should become concerned that you might have an anxiety disorder.


If you’ve worried chronically on more days than not about a variety of everyday problems for at least six months, you may receive a GAD diagnosis.


Effective treatment options, including medications, are available for people who are diagnosed with GAD and other anxiety disorders.


Psychologist Dr. Douglas Mennin discusses how to understand anxiety disorders.

TV personality and actor Howie Mandel shares his struggle with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in a public service announcement for the ADAA campaign "Treat It, Don't Repeat It: Break Free From OCD."

ADAA President & CEO Jerilyn Ross and Blair Simpson, MD, PhD, of Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, discuss recognizing and treating obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD).

Research is ongoing to learn more about OCD and to develop new types of treatment, such as deep brain stimulation for treatment-resistant OCD and high-intensity radiation for people with severe OCD symptoms.

Funding for this video provided by a grant from the American College of…

Dr. Elspeth Bell, a licensed psychologist at the Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, speaks on behalf of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America. She describes the mental illness OCD, which stands for obsessive-compulsive disorder. OCD is a serious and often debilitating…

The essential features of adult OCD are recurrent, unwanted obsessions or compulsions that are severe enough to be time consuming; that is, they take more than one hour a day — or they cause marked distress or significant impairment in your daily life.

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Most children with OCD are diagnosed around age 10, although the disorder can strike children as young as 2 or 3. Boys are more likely to develop OCD before puberty, while girls tend to develop it during adolescence. Unlike adults, children do not always realize that their obsessions and…

Actor Tony Shalhoub, “Monk” creator and executive producer David Hoberman, and ADAA President & CEO Jerilyn Ross talk about obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) in the ADAA campaign Treat It, Don't Repeat It: Break Free From OCD.