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Paruresis (Shy Bladder) FAQ

This fact sheet answers frequently asked questions about paruresis, including information about the causes of the disorder, treatment, and more.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

International Paruresis Association

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Video)

In the last decade, the United States has experienced a series of man-made and natural disasters. This video focuses on NIMH research in the area of traumatic stress reactions, and specifically, mental health issues among U.S. service members.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

About Avoidant Paruresis

This article discusses avoidant paruresis, including the characteristics of bashful bladder, treatment and coping strategies. A link to support groups is provided.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

International Paruresis Association

Anxiety Disorder Support Groups

An effective support group helps recovery through mutual support and provides updated information about causes and treatment, eliminating some of the myths about anxiety disorders. This page lists support groups by state.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Anxiety Disorders

This guide describes the symptoms, causes, and treatments of the major anxiety disorders, with information on getting help and coping with anxiety.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

Clinical Trials at the National Institute of Mental Health

Find out about new and ongoing mental health clinical research trials and what you and your health care provider need to know before making a decision to participate in a trial.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

Find a Professional Therapist

The Anxiety Disorders Association of America provides a list of its members who have identified themselves as mental health providers. For ease of use, these providers are listed geographically.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

How to Get Help for Anxiety Disorders

If you have had feelings of fearfulness and uncertainty for over six months, you may have an anxiety disorder. See your doctor. Effective therapies help most people with anxiety disorders lead productive, fulfilling lives.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

Mental Health Services Locator

This locator provides you with comprehensive information about mental health services and resources and is useful for professionals, consumers and their families, and the public. Find services by state or zip code.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration - SAMHSA
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Mental Health Topics (multimedia)

This multimedia site features brief information on a variety of mental health topics including, anxiety, autism, depression, panic disorder, and more. Listen to taped presentations in the English, Russian, Spanish and Somali languages.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

Healthy Roads Media

Painful Shyness in Children and Adults

Psychological help is needed when a person avoids or frequently withdraws from social situations, experiences emotional discomfort, or is extremely concerned about evaluation or rejection. Learn more about painful shyness.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

American Psychological Association

Perinatal Mood & Anxiety Disorders Overview

While many women experience some mild mood changes during or after the birth of a child, 15 to 20% of women experience more significant symptoms of depression or anxiety. Learn how you can prevent a worsening of these symptoms and fully recover.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

Postpartum Support International

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

This page from MEDLINEplus links to news and information about post-traumatic stress disorder.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

NIH National Library of Medicine - NLM

Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (Easy to Read)

PTSD is a real illness. You can get PTSD after living through or seeing a dangerous event, such as war, hurricane, or bad accident. PTSD makes you feel stressed and afraid after the danger is over. If you have PTSD, you can get treatment and feel better.

Review Date: January 15, 2013

NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

Screening for Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD)

If you suspect that you might suffer from generalized anxiety disorder, also known as GAD, answer the questions, print out the results and share them with your health care professional.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Screening for Panic Disorder

If you experience an abrupt onset of intense fear or anxiety, you might be experiencing panic attacks. Answer these questions, print out the results and share them with your health care professional or a psychotherapist.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

Anxiety and Depression Association of America

Social Phobia (Social Anxiety Disorder)

Social phobia is a strong fear of being judged by others and of being embarrassed. This fear can be so strong that it gets in the way of going to work or school or doing other everyday things. Find out more about the symptoms and treatment for this type of anxiety disorder. .

Review Date: January 16, 2013

NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH

Stress Screener

It can be hard to know when you're suffering from an unhealthy level of stress. Take this test to determine if stress may be putting your health at risk. Learn what you can do to feel stronger.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

Mental Health America

When Worry Gets Out of Control: Generalized Anxiety Disorder

People with generalized anxiety disorder, or GAD, worry a lot about everyday things, even if there is little or no reason to worry about them. Talk to your doctor about your symptoms and treatment that is right for you.

Review Date: January 16, 2013

NIH National Institute of Mental Health -NIMH