USEFUL LINKS

Anxiety Disorder Association of America (ADAA)

The mission of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America (ADAA) is to promote the prevention, treatment, and cure of anxiety and stress-related disorders through advocacy, education, training, and research. ADAA offers useful information for the treatment of anxiety disorders, resources for support, and tips for helping friends and relatives.

Association of Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)

The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies is an interdisciplinary organization committed to the advancement of a scientific approach to the understanding and amelioration of problems of the human condition. These aims are achieved through the investigation and application of behavioral, cognitive, and other evidence-based principles to assessment, prevention, and treatment. 

Kid's Health

We aim to give families the tools and confidence to make the best health choices.

Here's what you'll find on KidsHealth.org:

 - Doctor-reviewed advice on hundreds of physical, emotional, and behavioral topics — from before birth through the teen years.

 - Separate sections for parentskids, and teens, each created with your questions in mind.

 - Easy-to-follow articles, slideshows, videos, and health tools designed to help families learn, grow, and be their best.

 - Free lesson plans and programs for teachers and early childhood educators.

Learning Disablities Association of America

If you are a parent or teacher of a child with a learning disability – or have learning disabilities yourself – you are not alone.

The good news is that the Learning Disabilities Association of America is here to help! Since 1963, LDA has provided support to people with learning disabilities, their parents, teachers and other professionals with cutting edge information on learning disabilities, practical solutions, and a comprehensive network of resources. These services make LDA the leading resource for information on learning disabilities.

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure. NIMH envisions a world in which mental illnesses are prevented and cured. 

Obsessive-Compulsive Foundation (OCF)

The goals of the OCF are to raise awareness and improve the quality of treatment provided for OCD; support research into the cause of, and effective treatments for; OCD and related disorders; to improve access to resources for those with OCD and their families; and advocate and lobby for the OCD community.

SMart Center 

(Selective Mutism, Anxiety, & Related Disorders Treatment Center)

Selective Mutism (SM), social anxiety/shyness, social communication (pragmatic) disorder, and other social communication disorders are widely misunderstood. As a result, children and adults suffering from these issues are frequently misdiagnosed and mismanaged.

The SMart Center gives those affected by these challenges—and their families—a place to feel safe, at home, and understood. Because we specialize in treating these disorders, we are able to provide accurate evaluations and testing results to make the necessary treatment recommendations for at home, within the school environment as well as the real world.

In addition to evaluation and treatment, the SMart Center offers an array of productsservices and events for parents, treating professionals, researchers and educators to help educate and promote the awareness and understanding of SM and other social communication challenges.

Trichotillomania

A mental disorder called trichotillomania is a behavior disorder that makes people feel the urge to pull their hair out. The exact cause of trichotillomania is actually still debatable and still in the progress to meet the certainty. Nonetheless, people who suffer from trichotillomania can experience the impulse to pull their hair out whenever they feel anxious or distress. Brain chemical change and hormone levels imbalanced can be the reason why trichotillomania do the certain behavior as well.

People living with trichotillomania can pull their hair out of their scalp, beard, moustache, eyebrows, eyelashes, and even the hair in genital area. The level of trichotillomania can be staged up if they start to eat their hair too. Hairballs can be created in the stomach if trichotillomania patient also eats their hair. Therefore, trichotillomania should be reduced and even cured in order to avoid much serious problem.

Understood.org

We all see the world in different ways, and we each have something unique to offer.

But the 1 in 5 people in the United States who learn and think differently often get left out or left behind. Their talents go unused because they don’t have the support and resources that they need to give their very best. When that happens, we all lose out.

For people with differences like dyslexia, dyscalculia, and ADHD, life can feel like it’s set up for a normal that doesn’t include them. At Understood, we want everyone to thrive.

We focus on making real, positive impact in the lives of people who learn and think differently by offering tools, support, and community. Because our differences are our greatest strength.

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Attention Deficit Disorder Association

ADDA is  a worldwide inclusive community of supportive ADHD adults who make it possible to thrive with ADHD in today’s world. We are building a culture that celebrates ADHD and empowers our members to discover and reach their potential. We support adults with ADHD, provide a welcoming and safe environment, deliver reliable information, encourage innovative approaches and model ADHD best practices.

Autism Speaks.org

Autism, or autism spectrum disorder (ASD), refers to a broad range of conditions characterized by challenges with social skills, repetitive behaviors, speech and nonverbal communication. According to the Centers for Disease Control, autism affects an estimated 1 in 59 children in the United States today.

We know that there is not one autism but many subtypes, most influenced by a combination of genetic and environmental factors. Because autism is a spectrum disorder, each person with autism has a distinct set of strengths and challenges. The ways in which people with autism learn, think and problem-solve can range from highly skilled to severely challenged. Some people with ASD may require significant support in their daily lives, while others may need less support and, in some cases, live entirely independently.

Several factors may influence the development of autism, and it is often accompanied by sensory sensitivities and medical issues such as gastrointestinal (GI) disorders, seizures or sleep disorders, as well as mental health challenges such as anxiety, depression and attention issues.

Indicators of autism usually appear by age 2 or 3. Some associated development delays can appear even earlier, and often, it can be diagnosed as early as 18 months. Research shows that early intervention leads to positive outcomes later in life for people with autism.