Anxiety Disorder

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Understanding and Treating Panic Disorder

The Carlat Behavioral Health (TCRBH), November 2012, Panic Disorder

As it is currently conceptualized in the DSM-IV-TR, panic disorder can occur with or without agoraphobia. This article will describe what is involved in determining whether an individual has panic disorder and how to treat it.

Effective Psychotherapies for Childhood Anxiety

While there are many different anxiety disorders, the mainstay of treatment for nearly all of them is the same: cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT).

The Psychopharmacology of Anxiety Treatment in Children and Adolescents

The Carlat Child Psychiatry Report

Anxiety disorders are common in young people, affecting 4%–7% of children. It appears that the majority of “adult” anxiety disorders begin in childhood and are stable and often chronic conditions, so an effective intervention can have lifelong benefits.

Research Update

Pet Therapy for College Students

College can be a time of stress and loneliness for students. A new study shows that pet therapy may help ease the suffering. 

The Link Between Social Anxiety and Suicidal Ideation

The teen years are known as a time of increased suicide risk. Associated factors such as depression, social support, and anxiety were recently studied to understand their relationship to ideation, planning, and suicide attempts. Researchers at University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill examined how social anxiety is related to risk of suicidal ideation.

Expert QA

Treating Anxiety in Children and Adolescents

Anxiety disorders, in general, for children and adolescents, can be a very big problem. A big issue is that anxiety disorders are often not the first diagnoses considered and they are often overlooked.

Tic Disorders and Comorbid Conditions

Sometimes complex motor tics and OCD compulsions can be difficult to differentiate, since both are related to urges to perform some type of activity or movement.