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Before that first panic attack at age 34, Bruno Feldeisen lived a charmed life in New York. A celebrated chef who had won awards and competitions, with a throng of friends, he felt invincible. But one summer day 16 years ago, something inside him...

Much has changed in the field of psychology in the last fifty years, including a proliferation of research and treatments. This has led to an increase in public access to, and choice of, an expanding list of effective therapies. Dismantling studies...

Managing Anxiety – Who can help? So you think that you or a loved one is suffering because of anxiety. AnxietyBC’s website (anxietybc.com) has a wealth of evidence-based self-help resources. But where do you turn if this is not enough? Who can help...

By Maureen L. Whittal, Ph.D., R.Psych This article is reissued from the Winter 2005 Strides newsletter. Some of the information may be dated. Imagine that you are sitting watching television and out of the blue your heart starts pounding, you are...

Depending on which survey you look at, Social Anxiety Disorder is among the top five most common of all psychological diagnoses. Nearly 15% of the populations will, at some point I their lives, experience enough anxiety and distress over...

Separation Anxiety Disorder-School Refusalby Jacquelyn Weatherall.. M.Ed For most children attending school is an enjoyable and exciting experience. For some, however, attending school may be overwhelming and is endured or avoided. These children...

Worry is a universal experience. All of us worry from time to time, especially during periods of heightened stress or uncertainty in our lives. For most people, this period of worry is relatively short-lived and things get back to normal once the...

Risk Factors in the Development of Anxiety Disorders: Negative Affectivity     Peter J. Norton, Ph.D. University of Houston and UH Anxiety Disorder Clinic Invited manuscript for Strides Submitted: January 27, 2011     Peter J...

Risk Factors in the Development of Anxiety Disorders: Negative Affectivity     Peter J. Norton, Ph.D. University of Houston and UH Anxiety Disorder Clinic   Invited manuscript for Strides   Submitted: January 27, 2011  ...

        Childhood Learning Experiences in the Development and Maintenance of Anxiety Disorders Margo C. Watt, & Samantha DiFrancescantonioa   Submitted to StridesOctober 2010         a Department of...

  What is Trauma? There are a variety of traumatic events that are outside the normal range of humanexperience. These are traumas that would produce intense fear, terror and feelings ofhelplessness in anyone. Examples of traumatic experiences...

  Obstacles to the Study of Risk Factors for Posttraumatic Stress Disorder   Richard J. McNallya   Invited ms for Strides   Submitted July 19, 2010       aDepartment of Psychology, Harvard University, 1230 William...

ANXIETY DISORDERS ASSOCIATION OF CANADA CONFERENCE APRIL 22 - 24, 2010 VANCOUVER, BC OPENING REMARKS BY SHELLY JONES               On behalf of AnxietyBC I would like to welcome...

            Anxious Genes? Murray B. Stein MD, MPHa,b       Submitted to Strides May 2010                   a Department of Psychiatry, University of...

Research shows that approximately 25% of the population will, at some point in their lives, meet criteria for one or more anxiety disorders.  Additional research over the last 25 years or so has shown that not everyone who experiences high-fear...

ADABC  became a reality in 1999 due to a small group of hard working tenacious individuals.  Drs. Peter McLean and Maureen Whittal, from the UBC Anxiety Disorders Unit formed the Anxiety Disorders Association of British Columbia as it was...

Specific phobias are fears of things or events such as dogs, thunderstorms, and closed spaces (e.g., closets).  These fears, while quite common (7% to 13% of us will develop one or more specific phobias in our lifetime), are not likely to be...