Much More Than Shy

“Hi! I'm Jack. And I have an anxiety disorder.”

Merely talking to other people makes me anxious. I often experience "phone fear." I avoid social gatherings (particularly parties), which I find excruciating. Crowded settings, especially without a perceptible escape route, cause me uneasiness, sometimes panic.

Not Really a Rebel

I have suffered from social anxiety disorder since I was about 10 years old, or about 34 years. I was a very intelligent child, but when teachers noticed a difference in me, I started trying to be invisible. Social situations, including school, were torture. I bulldozed my way through life, including dabbling in alcohol and substance abuse for relief of my anxiety and depression. I find it very interesting that the disorder is marked by a morbid fear of authority figures. And here I thought I was just being a rebel!

PODCASTS

ADAA podcasts are presented by ADAA professional member experts on a wide variety of subjects related to anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and other disorders. While the majority of the podcasts were recorded at past ADAA professional conferences with content geared toward mental health professionals, the information presented is highly relevant for both public and professional audiences. You can search (please see search option to the right of this page) by disorder or by population. The most recent additions to the podcast listing are those podcasts that appear at the top of this page. If your organization/company is interested in sponsoring an ADAA professional podcast, please contact Susan Gurley, ADAA Executive Director at: sgurley@adaa.org.
Category: Social Anxiety
Population: Adults
Cognitive Therapy
Category: Anxiety, OCD
Population: Adults
Cognitive Defusion
Category: Anxiety, OCD
Population: Adults
Category: Phobias
Population: Teens/Adolescents
Julie Wetherell, PhD
Category: Anxiety, Depression
Population: Older Adults (Seniors)
Darin Dougherty, MD
Category: OCD
Population: Adults
Virginia Runko, PhD
Category: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Insomnia
Population: Adults
Jennifer Taitz, PhD
Category: Anxiety, Depression, Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Population: Adults
Phillip J. Seibell, MD
Category: Medication, OCD
Population: Adults
Category: Anxiety, Bipolar Disorder
Population: Adults
Category: Anxiety, OCD
Population: Families
AilsaRussell
Category: Autism Spectrum Disorders, OCD
Population: Adults
GailSteketee
Category: Hoarding
Population: Older Adults (Seniors)
PeggyRichter
Category: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), OCD, Psychopharmacology
Population: Adults
StevenKurtz
Category: Selective Mutism
Population: Children
PatHarvey Podcast
Category: Dialectical Behavior Therapy (DBT)
Population: Children, Families, Teens/Adolescents
MarkReinecke
Category: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Depression, Suicide
Population: Teens/Adolescents
Jenny Yip
Category: Anxiety
Population: Children
JShannon
Category: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT), Social Anxiety
Population: Teens/Adolescents
Philip Muskin
Category: Anxiety, CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine), Depression
Population: Adults
BethSalcedoMD
Category: Anxiety, Depression, Weight
Population: Adults
Eken Jacobi
Category: Eating Disorders
Population: Children
KatharinaManassis
Category: School Refusal
Population: Children
Lydiard
Category: Depression, Insomnia, PTSD, Substance Abuse
Population: Adults
KatharinaManassis
Category: Anxiety
Population: Children, Families
KatharinePhillips
Category: DSM-5
Population: Adults
Martin Franklin
Category: Tourette Syndrome, Trichotillomania
Population: Children
CarolineDandaPhD
Category: Anxiety, Stomachaches
Population: Children
Lavie
Category: Anxiety, Cardio Health
Population: Adults
MelissaHunt
Category: Anxiety, IBS (Irritable Bowel Syndrome), Social Anxiety
Population: Adults
judithcohen
Category: PTSD
Population: Children
Neziroglu
Category: Depersonalization Disorder
Population: Adults
TrishFurer
Category: Death
Population: Adults, Clinicians
DennisGreenberger
Category: Anxiety
Population: Adults
BryantICAPPhoto
Category: PTSD, Traumatic Brain Injury
Population: Adults
Pollack
Category: Anxiety, Treatment Resistance
Population: Adults, Clinicians
CynthiaBulik
Category: Anxiety, Eating Disorders
Population: Adults
Michelle Craske
Category: Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Population: Adults
JohnWalkup
Category: Anxiety, Medication
Population: Children
MichaelOtto
Category: Medication
Population: Adults
Asmundson
Category: Health Anxiety
Population: Adults
Roberto Lewis-Fernandez, MD
Category: Anxiety, Depression, Espanol
Population: Adults
Margaret altemus
Category: Anxiety
Population: Women
MelindaStanley
Category: Anxiety
Population: Older Adults (Seniors)
Author photos
Category: Stress
Population: Adults
Karen Cassiday
Category: Anxiety, Exercise
Population: Adult Children, Adults, Older Adults (Seniors)
Pollard Alec
Category: Anxiety, OCD, Treatment Resistance
Population:
Phillips
Category: Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)
Population: Adults
Reidwilson
Category: Anxiety
Population: Adults
Category: Anxiety, Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT)
Population: Adults
Category: PTSD
Population: Adults
Category: Hoarding
Population: Adults
Category: Anxiety, Genetics
Population: Adults

VIDEOS

ADAA podcasts are presented by ADAA professional member experts on a wide variety of subjects related to anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and other disorders. While the majority of the podcasts were recorded at past ADAA professional conferences with content geared toward mental health professionals, the information presented is highly relevant for both public and professional audiences. You can search (please see search option to the right of this page) by disorder or by population. The most recent additions to the podcast listing are those podcasts that appear at the top of this page. If your organization/company is interested in sponsoring an ADAA professional podcast, please contact Susan Gurley, ADAA Executive Director at: sgurley@adaa.org.