If you are in crisis and need immediate help

Need immediate help? If you are thinking about harming yourself or attempting suicide, tell someone who can help right away: Call your doctor’s office. Call 911 for emergency services. Go to the nearest hospital... Read More

Depression: An Introduction

Introduction In any given 1-year period, 9.5 percent of the population, or about 18.8 million American adults, suffer from a depressive illness5 The economic cost for this disorder is high, but... Read More

Anxiety: An Introduction

What is Anxiety Disorder? Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress and can actually be beneficial in some situations. For some people, however, anxiety can become excessive. While the person suffering... Read More

What Is Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)?

Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) "I always thought I was just a worrier. I'd feel keyed up and unable to relax. At times it would come and go, and at times it... Read More

What is Panic Disorder?

Panic Disorder "It started 10 years ago, when I had just graduated from college and started a new job. I was sitting in a business seminar in a hotel and this... Read More

What is Social Anxiety?

Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder) "In any social situation, I felt fear. I would be anxious before I even left the house, and it would escalate as I got closer to... Read More

What are Specific Phobias?

Specific Phobias "I'm scared to death of flying, and I never do it anymore. I used to start dreading a plane trip a month before I was due to leave. It... Read More

What Is Obsessive-compulsive Disorder (OCD)?

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder "I couldn't do anything without rituals. They invaded every aspect of my life. Counting really bogged me down. I would wash my hair three times as opposed to once... Read More

What are Eating Disorders?

Eating Disorders An eating disorder is an illness that causes serious disturbances to your everyday diet, such as eating extremely small amounts of food or severely overeating. A person with an... Read More

How To Improve Relationships And Communication

Dr. John Gottman has been conducting marital therapy research for over 25 years ( and is a well-respected leader in the field.  Although the interpersonal problems may include a different... Read More

Behavior Change in Relationships

Changes in behavior In addition to the way we communicate with others, it is also important how we behave.  Often times we “say” a lot to someone in our nonverbal behaviors. ... Read More