ADAA member Lata McGinn, PhD, shares how to help someone when they tell you they were sexually assaulted.
2 am Monday morning. I am awakened by the sound of my husband’s cell phone ringing. He doesn’t answer it and I reach for the light. The electricity is off. My throat feels raw and the air is thick with smoke. I leap out of bed shouting for Doug to wake up and my cell is ringing now. I answer it with one hand as I pull on pants with the other. Our friend Steve shouts in my ear, “Get out of there, right away!” “We are!” I answer.
ADAA member Angela Neal Barnett, PhD shares her insights on working through anxiety in this article. 
As she stares at the ceiling, trying to fall asleep, Dina ruminates on one statement from her doctor, “Brain tumors can grow at any time. Come back in six months if you’re concerned.”   She tosses and turns, “Why did he tell me that? If there was nothing wrong, why would he say come back in six months?”  More questions race through her mind, “Why do I keep getting headaches and dizziness? What if the doctors missed something? Why did he tell me to come back if there was nothing wrong?”  Dina feels so anxious she gets out of bed and searches the web for answers.  As she rereads the same articles about symptoms of brain cancer she begins to feel lightheaded.  “Why do I keep feeling this way? Do I really have brain cancer? Is this really happening?” 
ADAA member Alec Miller, PsyD is mentioned in this article regarding the opening of a new mental health training facility in White Plains, NY.
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ADAA members Jenny Yip, PsyD, ABPP and Reid Wilson, PhD discuss the principle of wanting what you are afraid of in this interview. 
ADAA member Simon Rego, PsyD, is quoted in this article about dealing with triggering news headlines regarding sexual assault. 
ADAA member Eli Lebowitz, PhD, is quoted in this article regarding combination therapy for severe pediatric anxiety. 
Often patients, in the course of their treatment for OCD, will question whether they actually have OCD or not. This doubt feels different to them than the doubt arising from the intrusive thoughts that initially brought them into treatment. But this doubt about having OCD is OCD! OCD demands certainty and convinces the sufferer that bad things will happen if they’re not certain. The content of the intrusive thoughts is always irrelevant, but the content can distract patients (and sometimes clinicians) from dealing with uncertainty and risk.