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by Stephanie Kaufman, MSW

“Do you promise you’ll pick me up later?”

“Are you sure I’m not sick?”

“Do you promise it will be OK?” 

For people with anxiety, depression, or addictions, the internet can be helpful or harmful.

by Heather Von St. James

I started crying as I sat in my car after my last radiation treatment, looking at the diploma they gave me printed on cheap copy paper from the office.

Ever wonder why you get “butterflies” in your stomach before doing something stressful? Or why you feel like your stomach is “tied in knots” after an argument? Ever had a meeting with a toilet that went longer than expected and it wasn’t caused by anything you ate?

On July 11th, 2018, ADAA member experts Dr. Simon Rego @psyd and Dr.

by Richa Bhatia, MD, FAPA

Rates of childhood depression have been rising in the last several years. Yet, information and awareness about childhood depression has not caught on at the same rate. Millions of people across the world wonder and doubt if children can get depressed.

by Ken Goodman, LCSW

It was not until my son returned from his freshman year at Emory University did he reveal what happened on our flight to Atlanta.

In this blog post, I explain how digital therapeutics are revolutionizing healthcare and medicine as we know it. In particular, I will analyze what this means for depression treatment.

The recent suicides of Kate Spade and Anthony Bourdain has placed the spot light on the growing problem of suicide.

by Stephen M. Schueller, PhD

In a recent article, USA Today explored the growing field of apps targeted towards mental health and mental health treatments.