One Woman’s Struggles with Treatment-Resistant Anxiety

My Escape From Anxiety was published by the Wall Street Journal on 4-28-17.  No matter what you think of the WJS’s politics, they provide superb, non-partisan coverage of health, science and technology, and this article Accessing this article may require a WSJ subscription.  This article describes the author’s problems with pretty severe anxiety, which may sound familiar to many therapist, her struggles to get and accurate diagnosis, the limited benefits that she obtained from medication, and her eventual progress with a combination of medication and therapy. She provides current statistics about the number of people who suffer from treatment- resistant

Update on OCD treatment finds support for therapy – but also for new treatments

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Advances in Diagnosis and Treatment was published by the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) on 4-4-17. This article reviews 719 studies published from 2011 two September, 2016. 27 of these studies were assessed as meeting criteria for adequate statistical methods, and were included in this review. The article notes that OCD has been revised for DSM 5 by categorizing it separately from anxieties disorders.