BBC Worklife asks the question, "Why do we feel uneasy about a ‘new normal’?" Many of us have longed for a return to normal routines, normal interactions, normal life. But now that stay-at-home orders are beginning to lift, some are beginning to feel anxious about returning to normal life. ATC's Dr. Cassiday and Dr. Rosmarin of [...]
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Mental Health America, the nation’s leading community-based nonprofit dedicated to addressing the needs of those living with mental illness and promoting the overall mental health of all Americans, is hosting a roundtable discussion on anxiety Thursday, May 28, at 3:30 p.m. (ET). The panel includes our clinic director Dr. Karen Cassiday, actor Tati Gabrielle, and [...]
Elle magazine explores the impact of quarantine on women who suffer from agoraphobia: is it easier to stay at home? Are there concerns about backsliding and losing ground? What will it be like to reopen? Dr. Karen Cassiday was interviewed as one of the experts. From the article: "[Dr. Cassiday has] already noticed what were previously 'little [...]
Though we continue to adapt to new situations and daily changes in routine during COVID-19, anxiety and depression have increased for so many. Since everyone is in the same boat, how do you know if you are suffering with normal symptoms or a treatable condition? Should you ask for medication, and if so, when? Dr. [...]
"What if you have the kind of anxiety that makes you feel trapped and panicky because of the stay-at-home orders due to COVID-19? While there are some whose anxiety disorder might find it a relief to stay home and engage in social distancing, there are many for whom this situation creates a special nightmare." In [...]
Christina Maxwell joined "Into the Night" host Ji Suk Yi on WGN Radio 720 to explain the differences and similarities between stress and anxiety, how to best manage them during the pandemic, as well as offer life-long tools to help cope with anxiety-triggering situations. Enjoy listening to the interview, and be sure to check out [...]
Sydney Frattura Kampschroer continues to encourage us, as we face shelter-in-place extensions, to maintain simple routines and connections as well as adding in time for fun throughout the day. She motivates us to look forward to and plan for the future when businesses reopen and travel is again a possibility, and remind ourselves daily of [...]
Coronavirus is a 'Personal Nightmare' for People with OCD and Anxiety Disorders For people with mental health conditions, COVID-19 is both their worst nightmare and sudden validation of their habits. Here are some highlights from the article by Tyler Kingkade.: "Uncertainty is the basis of all anxiety disorders, so in some ways, COVID-19 has set a [...]
Coping with COVID-19, Part 2: Managing Anxiety in an Uncertain World The Special Siblings podcast focuses exclusively on supporting siblings of kids with disabilities and the unique issues they face. On this episode, Dr. Dustin Siegel shares tips for those of us feeling a little extra anxious as we face changing daily routines and uncertain futures. [...]
Hear Dr. Karen Cassiday address anxiety about the coronavirus on Channel 7 news. Dr. Cassiday reminds us to keep things in perspective and pay more attention to positive news. "Another thing to remind yourself is our country has been through much worse," says Dr. Cassiday. This post is for educational purposes only and not intended [...]