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Anxiety Disorders

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
Provides information on all kinds of anxiety disorders, and their co-occurrence with other illnesses.

American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
This site, specifically targeted to children and adolescents, offers a specific section called "Facts for Families" containing articles on topics such as the transition to college with a mental disorder, ADHD, Autism, depression, eating disorders, and advocacy; a medical professional finder, and more.

National Center for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder
The National Center for PTSD (NCPTSD) aims to advance the clinical care and social welfare of U.S. Veterans through research, education and training on PTSD and stress-related disorders. The website provides educational material on trauma and PTSD for a variety of audiences.

Obsessive Compulsive Foundation
The mission of the OC Foundation is to educate people about OCD, provide support for those affected by OCD, and to research causes and treatments for the illness. Some features of the website include information on OCD in different populations and a tools to find treatments and support groups in your area.

Overcoming OCD: The College Student's Guide
Information and resources for college students dealing with obsessive compulsive disorder.

The Jed Foundation
Suicide is the second leading cause of death among college students, and untreated mental health problems prevent thousands more students from graduating every year. The Jed Foundation is the leading nonprofit organization working to reduce the rate of suicide and the prevalence of emotional distress among college students. The Jed Foundationís programs are guided by an expert board of mental health professionals and target students, parents, colleges, the medical community, and the general public. Explore this site to learn more about our work and how you can get involved in our efforts to help college students across the country.

Students With Children
This website is dedicated to the needs of students at U-M who juggle parenting/family care, study, and work. Resources include child care, financial assistance, social support, housing, and health care information.

LawLifeline
From tips on managing stress and creating balance, to information on treatable mental health conditions like depression - LawLifeline is your confidential, online resource for taking care of your emotional health. If you or a friend are having a hard time, you can take our anonymous screening tool, get the facts on common mental health conditions, or find support and resources on your campus.

National Women's Health Information Center
This website provides information and resources on over 800 women's health topics.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
The SAMHSA website has information and publications on substance abuse and mental health issues. There are also tools for finding treatment services nearby.

National Alliance on Mental Illness
NAMI is a mental health advocacy organization. Its goals include offering hope, reform, and health to the American community by providing education, support, and advocacy. The NAMI website has information on a wide range of mental illnesses, medications, and support resources.

Healthy Minds
Mental health information from the American Psychiatric Association.

Medlineplus
MedlinePlus is a health information website sponsored by the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health. It provides current and authoritative information on prescription and nonprescription drugs, specific diseases and conditions, and clinical trials.

Coping With Anxiety: 10 simple Ways to Relieve Anxiety, Fear & Worry by Edmund Bourne, 2003
Teaches tips and strategies that readers can apply in the moment to overcome fear and anxiety.

The Anxiety & Phobia Workbook by Edmund Bourne, 2005
Discusses causes and symptoms of anxiety disorders, as well as self-help exercises designed to aid in recovery

When Panic Attacks: The New, Drug-Free Therapy That Can Change Your Life by David Burns, 2006
Strategies to overcome anxiety, phobias, and panic attacks without the use of medication.

The OCD Workbook: Your Guide to Breaking Free From Obsessive Compulsive Disorder by Bruce Hyman, 2005
The authors guide readers through a self-directed program for OCD that provides techniques for change based on the ideas of actively confronting fears and changing thought patterns.

The Imp of the Mind by Lee Baer, 2001
Dr. Lee Baer explores all aspects of obsessive bad thoughts, including root causes and possible treatments.

The Thought That Counts: A Firsthand Account of One Teenager's Experience with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder by Jared Douglas, 2008
Author Jared K. Douglas shares his experiences of living with OCD and offers some helpful suggestions for managing the disorder in different areas of life.

Harvard Medical School Coping with Anxiety and Phobias by Michael Mufson, 2011
This report provides up-to-date information on treatments for anxiety disorders, including medications, exposure therapy, cognitive behavioral therapy, hypnosis, meditation, and exercise. It also includes information on the types of anxiety disorders, their symptoms, causes, and getting a proper diagnosis, as well as advice on making treatment work for you.

College of the Overwhelmed by Richard Kadison, 2004
This book is written as a guide for students, parents, and others that work with them. It explores the many different stress factors college students face that cause so many of them to suffer from mental illnesses. It also offers some tips for helping students beat stress, and succeed in the college setting.

Courage After Fire by Keith Armstrong, 2006
This book provides strategies and techniques that war veterans suffering from PTSD and their families can use to aid in reintegration into society.

Effective Treatments for PTSD: Practice Guidelines from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies by Edna Foa, 2008
This reference guide for clincians provides strategies for treating a wide range of patients with PTSD.

Trauma and Recovery by Judith Herman, 1997
Author Judith Herman delves into the history of trauma and places the individual's experience with PTSD into a broader social context.

The Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Sourcebook: A Guide to Healing, Recovery, and Growth by Glenn Schiraldi, 2009
Describes PTSD, its symptoms, and options for self-treatment of symtoms.

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