Treating Teen Panic

teenpanic.gifWe received word about the Boston University Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, which recently launched a new website offering resources for parents of adolescents with panic disorder and other anxiety disorders. The center offers cognitive behavioral therapy treatment (i.e., no medication) with free treatment for qualifying families. I’m grateful to guest contributor Amy Cody, who canvassed some colleagues for feedback about the clinic. Here’s what they had to say:

From a local social worker: “This is more than just any old clinic. The Center for Anxiety at BU is known by many as the gold standard for cognitive behavioral therapy anxiety treatment. I've heard good feed back from a student here."

From a local psychotherapist: “I've had several clients use this clinic with tremendous success. I'd give it a big thumbs up.”

From a local psychotherapist: “I supervised there a few years ago when they started an eating disorders component. It is a very reputable clinic for anxiety, panic, depression, and other problems. It has been around for a long time and mostly uses short term, cognitive behavioral techniques...I think they also have a sliding scale, which makes it more reasonable for lots of folks.”