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Anxiety Disorders
(Generalized Anxiety, Panic/Agoraphobia,
Social Anxiety)

Please note: Being listed here is not per se an endorsement of any particular site or email list. I have included annotations for those sites or lists that I am familiar with and strongly recommend.

Sites

Anxiety Disorders Association of America
http://www.adaa.org/

The Anxiety Network International
http://www.anxietynetwork.com/ 

Encourage Connection (for panic/agoraphobia)
http://www.encourageconnection.com/

Panic and Anxiety Disorders at About.com (includes info on Agoraphobia, GAD, OCD, PTSD & Trauma, Social Phobia, Specific Phobias)
http://panicdisorder.about.com/

Social Phobia/Social Anxiety Association
http://www.socialphobia.org/

The Massachusetts General Hospital hosts BrainTalk Communities - Online Patient Support Groups for Neurology.  This is a set of bulletin boards for a wide range of special needs ranging through the alphabet from ADHD to Chronic Fatigue Syndrome to PANDAS to Visual Impairments.
http://neuro-mancer.mgh.harvard.edu/cgi-bin/Ultimate.cgi

                Books with information on Anxiety Disorders

It's Nobody's Fault: New Hope and Help for Difficult Children and Their Parents by Harold Koplewicz. Times Books. This book discusses diagnosis, treatment, and prognosis for ADD, OCD, separation anxiety, social phobia, generalized anxiety disorder, enuresis/bedwetting, Tourette Syndrome, depression, bipolar, schizophrenia, eating disorders, conduct disorders, and autism spectrum disorders.

 


Overwhelmed by all the terminology and abbreviations? In addition to the acronyms page at this site, there's an excellent Dictionary for Parents of Children with Disabilities (in PDF format, you need Adobe Acrobat to read it) at http://www.usd.edu/cd/dictionary/.  It is also available as a website (but may take a long time to load) at http://www.usd.edu/cd/dictionary/dictionary.htm
There's a shorter "Glossary and Guide to Acronyms" (also in PDF) by Leslie Packer, Ph.D., at http://www.tourettesyndrome.net/Files/Conditions/Glossary2002.pdf
Another dictionary can be found at http://www.feat.org/legal/speddict.htm and another list of acronyms at http://www.feat.org/legal/terms.html

Last updated Friday October 06, 2006


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