by Felicia

It started at the onset of puberty, when I was 11 years old. I was at school, watching my older sister load the school bus to be taken away to 6th-grade camp. Suddenly a wave of panic overcame me. I don't recall my physical symptoms other than a racing heart and nausea.

by Michael Timmermann

Michael Timmermann, personal storyAn excellent student, a talented singer and musician, a competitive athlete. That’s how I appeared on the outside as a young child, but I felt as though I were trapped in a nightmare that would never end. Years later, and after a lot of hard work, my bad dream is finally over.

Xiety: A Short Film

XIETY,” a short independent, was inspired Director Carlos Torres own journey with generalized anxiety. Torres shares his story and film with ADAA, knowing he "needed to make something of [his] experience with anxiety. [Hoping that] if someone out there finds this film useful to their life, XIETY has served its purpose as an educational tool."

by Carlos Torres

XIETY” was inspired by my very own journey with generalized anxiety. It’s an internal battle I’ve struggled with for years all while keeping it hidden from 98% of those who know me. It’s been a battle, but I’m grateful to say that I’ve learned to manage it without ever taking any sort of medication.

How to Deal with Your COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety & OCD - Blog Post

ADAA member Dr. Lindsay Israel authors this blog post focused on providing tips and strategies to manage COVID-19 Stress, Anxiety and OCD. "...January 21, 2020 is a day that will change the face and the psyche of our country forever. The first case of COVID-19 in the United States was confirmed by the Centers for Disease Control.

Medical Marijuana Laws & Evidence for Harmful Beneficial Effects in Depression and Anxiety Disorders - On-Demand Webinar

Featuring Rajiv Radhakrishnan MBBS, MD and Kevin A. Sabet, PhD this just published CE/CME eligible on-demand webinar  provides practitioners with an update on marijuana laws in the US and the evidence for the use of ‘medical marijuana’ as a treatment for anxiety disorders. Dr. Kevin Sebat provides an overview of marijuana laws in the US, and the provisions under decriminalization vs legalization, use for “medical” purposes vs recreational use. Dr.

Exposure and Response Prevention for “What If” Thinking in Disorders Other Than OCD - Blog Post

ADAA member David Raush, PhD authors this new professional blog post. ..." “What if” thinking is not unique to Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD).  It is a feature to a greater or lesser extent in several other conditions.  Using what we know about Exposure and Response Prevention (E/RP) for OCD might improve treatment for these other conditions..."