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“When you have to talk about canceled events that kids were looking forward to, think about it as a learning opportunity to manage disappointment,” says ADAA member Roseann Capanna-Hodge, EdD in this New York Times article entitled "Handling Your Kid’s Disappointment When Everything Is Canceled."
ADAA member Dr. Patricia Thornton shares insights into how her OCD patients are helping ease her own fears around the coronavirus outbreak.
..."Last week, when I began to turn off the faucet in our office bathroom after washing my hands, I paused and wondered if I was re-contaminating myself. I know my Contamination OCD patients think about this all the time, but I never do. My OCD patients typically use their elbows or a paper towel to turn off the faucets in order to avoid contamination. Did I need to do that now – the very things that I advise my patients not to do?.."
ELLE.com also spoke to psychologist (and ADAA member) Mary K. Alvord to get her expert advice on what we can all do to stay productive and calm. "One of my areas is resilience," she explains. "The core of resilience is the thinking and the belief that while you can't control a lot of aspects of your life, you can control many aspects of your life. Focus on: What can you control and what can you do?" For those working from home, she suggests varying your activity. In a workplace, breaks are natural: You get a cup of coffee, you talk to somebody, you move your body. When at home, it's essential to schedule those pauses in and pace yourself to stay productive.
For patients who are prone to catastrophizing, Rockville, Maryland, psychologist (ADAA member) Mary Alvord goes through a series of questions that challenge — and hopefully allay — some of their fears.
“What is the worst-case scenario? How likely is the worst-case scenario? What would you tell a friend going through this?” Alvord said. “What can you control and what can you do about that which you can control? I use these as they are reality checks.”
Founded in 1979, ADAA is an international nonprofit organization dedicated to the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and co-occurring disorders through education, practice, and research.