Anxiety Disorders

Resources & References

An Online Course:
Anxiety Disorders


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General Resources

  • For children with separation anxiety: Burns, Ellen Flanagan (2017). The Tallest Bridge in the World. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association
  • Interesting article, Surviving Anxiety (2014) by the Editor of The Atlantic of his life long struggle and evolving views of anxiety.
  • There are at least two pieces of good news about anxiety disorders. First, anxiety disorders are highly treatable. Second, as one of the most common disorders, there are many resources available for information and treatment.
  • For both therapist and client-friendly information about anxiety disorders, a good place to start is the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, which has information about symptoms, treatments, clinical trials, support groups and the latest research and news.
  • Psychologist David Carbonell’s website offers considerable information, written for the consumer, on anxiety disorders and other phobias, as well as a consumers’ guide for seeking treatment and a list of books, articles, and other websites.
  • John Grohol’s PsychCentral is a consumer-friendly website with information about symptoms, treatments, and a lost of over 30 online support groups. Start with their page on Generalized Anxiety Disorders, which will direct you to the various other anxiety disorders.
  • It’s often a good idea to look for information and resources outside the United States, in countries where the pharmaceutical industry does not dominate the discussion. (Of course, this does not guarantee quality, reliable information. Always look closely at who is behind the site, where their information and funding comes from, and whether they seem set up primarily to sell something or instead offer a variety of resources and information. If this information is not available, it’s usually best to avoid the site).
  • If you’re looking for clinical trials for anxiety disorders that involve alternative treatments, you may want to check out the National Center for Complementary and Alternative Medicine, which is part of the federal National Institutes of Health.
  • Finally, it’s important to consider anxiety from an existential perspective, and not just a behavioral or medical one. This is especially true for clients who express a spiritual or existential anxiety and who seem inclined toward discussing their condition from that perspective. Today’s primarily medical and behavioral paradigms for anxiety are relatively recent, and the most recent paradigms are never necessarily the most accurate. RD Laing would have scoffed at the notion that anxiety was a primarily biomedical state. See Comprehending Madness: The Contextualization of Psychopathology in the Work of R.D. Laing.



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