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Article 06.04.2021


Most people who endure traumatic experiences are able to recover and do not sustain longstanding impact. An individual’s response to trauma is based on many different factors including their biology, the proximity to and severity of the trauma, the context in which the trauma occurred and the personal meaning of the experience.
Article 07.27.2018

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is a common and chronic disorder that manifests as uncontrollable, reoccurring thoughts (obsessions) and/or behaviors (compulsions) that one continuously repeats.
Article 10.06.2015

Selective Mutism

Children who are unable 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 (SM). As the Selective Mutism Association (SMA) notes SM is best understood as a childhood anxiety disorder characterized by a child or adolescent’s inability to speak in one or more social settings (e.g., at school, in public places, with adults) despite being able to speak comfortably in other settings (e.g., at home with family).
Article 10.27.2009

Children and Anxiety and Depression

Anxiety disorders in children are treatable, and they can be treated by a wide range of mental health professionals who have training in scientifically proven treatments.
Page 10.19.2009

What is Depression?

Most people feel low and sad at times. However, for those diagnosed with depression, the manifestations of the low mood are much more severe and they tend to persist.
Article 10.19.2009

Specific Phobias

Although people with phobias realize that their fear is irrational, even thinking about it can often cause extreme anxiety.
Article 10.19.2009

Social Anxiety Disorder

What is Social Anxiety Disorder? The defining feature of social anxiety disorder, also called social phobia, is intense anxiety or fear of being judged, negatively evaluated, or rejected in a social or performance situation.
Webinar 05.16.2024

A New Transdiagnostic Treatment Target for Child Anxiety: Independence

This roundtable of leaders in the field of child anxiety with the goal of discusses a refocusing of CBT on the construct of child independence to bring effective treatment to far more children, reduce clinician, parent, and child resistance to treatment, and increase effect sizes. IFT is described, and preliminary data on its effectiveness is presented. The role of resilience as an outcome of independence and a possible transdiagnostic mechanism in the treatment of child anxiety is also discussed. How to adapt independence activities for children who live in inner-city, rural, and suburban settings is discussed.

Dr. Daniel Stone is a licensed psychologist who specializes in the treatment of childhood anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD), and related disorders. Throughout his training and career, Dr.