Anxiety and Depression
Association of America (ADAA)
8430 Georgia Ave., Suite 600
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Contact ADAA to receive a list of mental health professionals who treat
anxiety disorders and a list of self-help groups in your area (Include $3.00
for postage and handling), or search for mental health professionals and self-help
groups in your area online.
ADAA Interactive Social Anxiety Disorder
five free e-cards that can be sent with a personal message.
Each one portrays a symptom of social anxiety disorder, such
as the inability to talk to people or make eye contact and
the fear of talking on the telephone. Other website features
include videos with a medical expert; personal stories; a downloadable
brochure; self test; treatment options; and find-a-therapist.
Also, visit the ADAA site
for further information on signs of social anxiety, treatment
groups for individuals suffering from anxiety.
308 Seaview Ave.
Staten Island, NY 10305
(718) 351-1717 (ext.19)
Call or write for a free newsletter on anxiety disorders and a referral
list of treatment specialists. Access message boards and event schedules
as well as information about anxiety online.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) has created the Anxiety
Disorders Education Program to increase public and professional awareness of
the anxiety disorders and their disruptive effects. NIMH
offers educational information about each anxiety disorder and information about
resources available to individuals suffering from them. NIMH
also can provide information relevant to other mental health problems.
Research Clinic of Columbia Univ. Medical Center, New York
Anxiety Research Clinic of Columbia University website is
devoted to education
about Social Anxiety Disorder
(SAD) and opportunities for participation in Social Anxiety
treatment studies. Currently, the Adult Anxiety Clinic
of Temple is collaborating
on a treatment study with the Social Anxiety Research Clinic
at Columbia. The site provides information on how to volunteer
to participate in this treatment study. Treatment is provided
free of charge to volunteers admitted to the study.Visitors
to the site can also take an online Social Anxiety Self-Assessment
that measures the severity of their social
|Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center
112 Bala Ave.
Bala Cynwyd, PA 19004
The Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Centers services include individual and group treatment for all anxiety orders, including panic disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, social phobia, simple phobias, and post-traumatic stress disorder. Staff psychologists treat adults as well as children and focus on short-term treatments utilizing a cognitive-behavioral approach. Free support groups are available for people who suffer from OCD and from panic disorder and anxiety.
for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
305 Seventh Ave., 16th Floor
New York, NY 10001
Contact ABCT or visit their Web site to obtain a list of mental health
professionals in your state who use behavior therapy and/or cognitive behavior
therapy - forms of treatment that are usually goal-oriented, short-term, and
drug free. To request free fact sheets about psychological problems visit
their Web site.
750 First St., N.E.
Washington, D.C. 20002
(202) 336-5800 or 1-800-964-2000
Call or write for referral information about psychologists in your area. Visit
the web site for free brochures and to obtain general information about psychology,
common problems and psychological services.
APA Answer Center
American Psychiatric Association
1000 Wilson Blvd. Suite 1825
Arlington, VA 22209
Toll Free:1- 888-35-PSYCH
For referral information about psychiatrists in your area, call or write
the APA Answer Center. The APA Web site contains information
about mental health, about medication treatments, and a list of recommended
in the United States.
Toastmasters International is a non-profit organization which
consists of local meeting groups. The meetings are designed
to help members communicate more effectively and overcome
fears of public speaking.Visit the Web site to obtain
more information and locate a group in your area.
Obtain information about the Shyness Institute, the Shyness
Clinic and the Social Fitness Center in California.
Read case studies and learn
about a psychotherapy program for social anxiety and shyness
in New York, NY.Also includes audio interviews of people who have resolved social anxiety.
Phobia/ Social Anxiety Association
Join a social anxiety
mailing list which contains current therapy information and
member messages. The association supports
new therapy groups for social anxiety, and reports about currently
running groups in Phoenix, AZ, Nashville, TN, Tampa, FL, Arcadia,
CA and Washington, DC.
is Here (socialanxietysupport.com)
Dozens of articles on anxiety, including personal
anxiety stories and experiences, and links to products and
services to relieve anxiety.
Visit this site if you are looking for resources for people
who find it difficult or impossible to urinate in the presence
of others or experience difficulty under the stress of time pressure,
when being observed, when others are close by, or when on moving