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Seven ways to build a child’s resilience during the pandemic (and long after it ends) - Article

“Resilience works like a muscle we can build through effort and repetition, and we want to keep our muscles strong and flexible, so we can think of many ways to solve a problem,” says (ADAA Member) Mary Alvord, co-author of “Resilience Builder Program for Children and Adolescents.” “At the core, resilience is the belief that while you can’t control everything in your life, there are many aspects you can control, including

Seven ways to build a child’s resilience during the pandemic (and long after it ends) - Article

“Resilience works like a muscle we can build through effort and repetition, and we want to keep our muscles strong and flexible, so we can think of many ways to solve a problem,” says (ADAA Member) Mary Alvord, co-author of “Resilience Builder Program for Children and Adolescents.” “At the core, resilience is the belief that while you can’t control everything in your life, there are many aspects you can control, including

Piling Up - Article

“[In my experience,] it’s so unusual to have a … hoarder be the one to initiate the treatment,” says (ADAA Member) Karen Cassiday, PhD, ACT, managing director and clinical psychologist at the Anxiety Treatment Center in Deerfield, Illinois. “Oftentimes, their family or partners are strong-arming them. That’s usually what gets people into treatment— that or they’re in trouble with the law.” “While hoarders likely recognize [they have] a problem, the fear that once they’re discovered they’re going to be asked to let go is incredibly anxiety provoking,” says (ADAA Member) Dr. Neziroglu.

Moms of High School & College Students Weigh in On the Pros & Cons of the Pandemic - Video

Dena Blizzard and Michelle Taylor Willis are mothers to students who are experiencing high school and college in the age of a pandemic. They join “Tamron Hall” with ADAA Member Dr. Jenny Yip to discuss missing prom, virtual college, and more of the pandemic experiences for young adults.

What Does Travel Anxiety Look Like In 2021? - Article

“Travel involves being willing to expose yourself to new situations and to be able to tolerate some uncertainty because you don’t know exactly how it’s going to go,” says (ADAA Member) Bethany Teachman, a psychology professor and director of clinical training at the University of Virginia. According to Teachman, travel-related anxiety usually fits into one of three categories: the mode of transportation (ie. flying, sailing); the destination itself and challenges like language barriers; or the idea that something is being missed or mismanaged at home.

Luana Marques, PhD: Bringing Cognitive Behavioral Skills to the Community - Podcast

In this episode of Charged, Dr. Marques shares the anxiety-management skills she learned while growing up under difficult circumstances in Brazil, what drove her to pursue a career in psychology and how cognitive behavioral therapy can be used to treat many mental health disorders. 

‘How Can I Afford the Therapy I Need?’ - Article

" (ADAA member) Dr. (Brad)Riemann also broke down the many different levels of care that you might consider. Starting with the most intensive: People who are deemed a threat to themselves or others are recommended to enter an intensive inpatient facility for a limited period of time (say, five or six days). At that point, the objective is to stabilize them, not necessarily to treat them.

How to create a coping toolbox to help with anxiety, according to doctors - Article

A coping toolbox is essentially a box filled with items and notes of coping strategies to help oneself calm down and express their emotions in a healthy way. ADAA President Luana Marques, PhD recommends creating a note with a quote that gives you hope or a card that says "I need to charge up" or "I need to go for a walk." 

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