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Archive for the ‘Anxiety’ Category

10 Tips to Ease COVID “Re-Entry Anxiety”​

As our communities move forward with re-openings and opportunities to return to the workplace, send kids back to school or socialize with friends and family, you may find yourself experiencing fear and anxiety - especially if you’ve been self-isolating or in quarantine for a long period of time....

Addressing the Growing Problem of School Refusal

Anxiety disorders have been plaguing America’s children to a significant degree and are now one of the most common behavior health disorders of today’s school age children. Anxiety, often in conjunction with depression, is found to be a key determinant of school refusal (historically diagnosed...

Identifying and Managing Anxiety and Worry In Children and Adolescents

Many children and adolescents struggle with anxiety and worry. According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), based upon the National Comorbidity Survey-Adolescent Supplement, 31.9% of adolescents aged 13-18 were identified as having an anxiety disorder with 8.3% of those individuals...

Parenting: Diagnosing and Treating Anxiety Disorders in Children and Adolescents

An interview with Francis S. Lee, MD, PhD, Weill Cornell Medical College, BBRF Scientific Council Member, 2010 Independent Investigator 2005, 2002 Young Investigator Dr. Francis Lee is the Mortimer D. Sackler Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell...

Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Anxiety

Are you living with anxiety? Do you know someone who always views the glass half empty? Given recent events such as natural disasters, shootings, bombings and the recession, it’s not surprising that many of our friends, family members and our patients have experienced various levels of anxiety....

PTSD, Anxiety, and Disordered Attachment

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder is listed in the DSM IV as an Anxiety Disorder, and rightfully so. But trauma as a source of anxiety is also a frequent component of disordered attachment, except that trauma here is from the cumulative effects of early neglect and abuse, rather than the shock of...

OCD and Anxiety in Postpartum Mothers

I spotted them in the waiting room easily. She was wearing crisp khakis and a clean white shirt, short hair neatly combed, touches of makeup on her cheeks alongside a tight expression. Her husband was clean cut and looked athletic though his blue jacket was slightly rumpled. He looked tired as a...

An Interview with Helen Blair Simpson, MD, PhD, Director of the Anxiety Disorders Clinic at the NYS Psychiatric Institute

Understanding the science and treatment of anxiety disorders can take years of study and the commitment to conduct painstaking scientific research and countless treatment sessions with patients. In a candid interview with Mental Health News, Dr. Helen Blair Simpson gives us a unique look into the...

Anxiety: The Rust of Life

People who constantly worry or complain about how anxious they are can become partially emotionally immobilized and have great difficulty negotiating their lives. Like rust on an iron pipe, it will erode the quality of our lives. Sigmund Freud called this impediment to growth an anxiety neurosis....

From the Publisher – A Look into the World of Anxiety Disorders

I felt that it would be useful to our readers that we devote this issue of Mental Health News to taking a fresh look into the world of anxiety disorders. We last visited this topic in our Winter 2006 issue. At that time The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) estimated that 19 Million...