Stuck? Enhancing Treatments for Anxiety and Depression With Dialectical Behavior Therapy

Jennifer L. Taitz, PsyD
Director, Dialectical Behavior Therapy Program
American Institute for Cognitive Therapy

Dr. Taitz explains how the skills and strategies learned in dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, can help people who have anxiety and depression. Skills include mindfulness, emotion regulation, distress tolerance, and interpersonal effectiveness.

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Treatment for Trichotillomania and Other Body-Focused Repetitive Behaviors

Ruth Golomb, LCPC

Clinician, supervisor, and co-director of the doctoral training program at The Behavior Therapy Center of Greater Washington, Silver Spring, Maryland 
Scientific Advisory Board and faculty, Trichotillomania Learning Center (TLC)

Ms. Golomb explains trichotillomania and other body-focused repetitive behaviors, their effective treatments, and what parents and patients should know to make sure they’re getting appropriate treatment.

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Moody and Anxious: What to Do? Treating Comorbid Bipolar and Anxiety Disorders in Children

Mary A. Fristad, PhD, ABPP
Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Health and Psychology & Nutrition
The Ohio State University

Dr. Fristad explains the meaning of comorbid in a diagnosis and describes treatment options for children. She also provides questions for parents to ask their children's mental health professionals.

 

After a Trauma

After the terrorist attacks in Brussels, Paris, or elsewhere, many people may find themselves struggling with symptoms of anxiety, stress and even posttraumatic stress disorder, or PTSD.


The news of the latest terrorist attacks may trigger anxious thoughts and feelings in those who have experienced or witnessed life-threatening events.

Selective Mutism

Children who refuse to speak in situations where talking is expected or necessary, to the extent that their refusal interferes with school and making friends, may suffer from selective mutism.

Children suffering from selective mutism may stand motionless and expressionless, turn their heads, chew or twirl hair, avoid eye contact, or withdraw into a corner to avoid talking.