Asperger’s Syndrome

What is Asperger’s syndrome? Asperger’s syndrome is a developmental disorder that makes it very hard to interact with other people. Your child may find it hard to make friends because he or she is socially awkward. People with Asperger’s syndrome have some traits of autism. For example, they may have poor social skills…

Phobias

What is a phobia? Having a phobia means you are extremely afraid of a specific object, situation, or activity. Having a phobia about something is very different from everyday worry or stress. For example, most people feel worry and stress at some time, such as when speaking in front of a large group of people. People…

Generalized Anxiety Disorder

Covers causes and symptoms of generalized anxiety disorder. Treatment includes medicine or therapy or both. Discusses working with your doctor to find the medicine that works best for you. Covers applied relaxation therapy and cognitive-behavioral therapy.

Marvin’s Story: Coping After the Hurricane

The hurricane still haunts Marvin. He and his wife, daughter, and four grandkids huddled on a neighbor’s roof as floodwaters from the storm surges swirled around them. Lashed by wind and debris, they survived by hooking themselves to a rooftop exhaust vent. “The water just kept rising,” he said, beginning to cry. “The…