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Advice to Parents on Diagnosing and Treating Anxiety Disorders in Young People

Dr. Francis Lee, is the Mortimer D. Sackler Professor and Vice Chair for Research in the Department of Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, and an attending psychiatrist at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

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Team Up for Research

In 2017, Lindsey – an engineer and former collegiate track and field athlete – spent the entire year raising money for mental health research by documenting her journey as she ran a new race each month throughout North America.

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Teenager with Depression

The teenage years are awkward. From cracking voices to gangling arms and legs, teenagers struggle to adjust to their ever-changing bodies. Those physical changes are accompanied by even more dramatic emotional changes. Teens are almost expected to be sullen, moody, and rebellious. They often engage in risky behaviors, forgetting that they are not invincible.

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Parents of Children with Anxiety Disorders

There are three things that we usually look at to tell the difference between abnormal anxiety that is part of an anxiety disorder, and the anxiety that children, or really anybody, experiences as a normal part of life. The first and probably the most important thing we look at is whether there is impairment—anxiety that interferes with a person’s ability to function and leads to avoidance.

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Research Gives People Hope: Multiple Family illnesses Inspire a Couple's Life-Long Commitment to the Mental Health Cause

No one knows better than the Garatt family how far research in mental illness has come – and how far it still has to go.

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