by Allison Kugel

allison kugel standing shot_0.jpgAt 3 AM on a July 2012 morning, I lay helpless on an emergency room cot, unable to experience any emotion other than fear and the physical sensations that racked my body. My extreme levels of anxiety did not cease; my body showed me no mercy, perhaps because my racing mind did not extend that courtesy to my body. I was wrapped in a backless hospital gown and meagerly strewn blanket that had been nuked in a microwave to keep me warm.

by Steven C. Hayes, PhD

What can we do to prosper when facing pain and suffering in our lives?

Pschologist Steven Hayes describes psychological flexibility in relation to his own harrowing panic disorder

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.

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..." 

Managing the Roller Coaster of Emotions During COVID-19 - Webinar

The threats to our health, economy, and relationships caused by COVID-19 are unprecedented. For many people, this has created not only extreme anxiety, but also feelings of sadness, anger, guilt, and confusion. In this free webinar, Dr. Teachman discusses strategies to manage each of these different forms of negative emotions to help cope during this difficult time.

Finding Calm in the Middle of the COVID19 Storm When You Have Panic Attacks and Agoraphobia - Blog Post

What if you have the kind of anxiety that makes you feel trapped and panicky because of the stay at home orders due to COVID-19?  While there are some whose anxiety disorder might find it a relief to have to stay at home and engage in social distancing, there are many for whom this situation creates a special nightmare.