Our society is plagued with negative language when it comes to talking about one's body. We live in an era where it is expected to critique ourselves, as well as our eating and exercise habits, when we are around other people, particularly in a setting where food is present. This norm has made its way into schools, where discussion around body image and dieting is often a prevalent and triggering topic.
When I was about 22 years old, I had, what they call in Shakespearean studies, hubris. I had recently graduated from a competitive public high school, and had been accepted into the University of Chicago, undergraduate studies. Little did I know what was in store for me.
ADAA member, Debra Kissen, Ph.D., is quoted in this article regarding how to talk about social anxiety at any age. 
Vernon and Tania, a married couple of over 12 years, live in the Atlanta, GA suburbs with their 9 and 11 year old sons. Vernon is an IT Manager and Tania is a former classroom teacher, but now a stay at home mom and a lupus warrior since her diagnosis in 2012. They are also the owners of shoppeblvd.com. Together, they recently decided to open up about their battles with anxiety and depression.
ADAA has partnered with Healthline.com to share China McCarney’s personal story of triumph “I Embrace My Anxiety, Because It’s Part of Me” with both of our communities. "…The first time I had a panic attack was in 2009. I had experienced normal anxiety and nerves up until that point, but the panic attack was something I had never dealt with..."
In this webinar, Dr. Suzanne Mouton-Odum discusses Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors such as hair pulling and skin picking. BFRB's are commonly misunderstood and, until recent years, little has been known about effective treatments. This webinar will outline the history of BFRBs, will provide a detailed description of these disorders, and will give an overview of effective treatments. 
ADAA Member Dr. Mary Alvord is quoted in this Chicago Tribune article about how to lower stress levels for incoming juniors. 
So, you’re a failure. Fine. Get on with your life! In my work as a psychologist treating anxiety disorders, I’ve learned that often an underlying driving fear in my patients is the worry that they are failures. (My patients and I use a more colorful term, but for editorial purposes I’ve changed the phrase.) They have intrusive thoughts that they have or will mess things up in some way and cause harm to themselves or others. Their surface fears may involve worry about contamination, feeling socially awkward, having a panic attack, etc., but if I drill down to underlying intrusive thoughts, I often find that the patient is ruminating about being a failure. 
My name is Zac Hersh, but I go by “Z.” I am a 23-year-old recent college graduate, certified personal trainer, yoga instructor, mindfulness and meditation coach, and an accomplished distance runner, and triathlete. I am also the co-creator of the Mood mobile app.
Haesue Jo, MA, authors this blog post. Depression is a disorder that can affect everything you do in your daily life. It is not something you can quickly recover from, like a cold or stomach bug. Many people with depression think they are just feeling sad, and that it will go away with time. For some people, it does just that.