For years, ABC News' "20/20? has followed families with children suffering from crippling anxieties, tracking their progress through treatment and sharing their stories to help empower them and eliminate the stigma of mental health disorders. Below are some resources for families who might be interested in getting more information.
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Visit the Facts for Families Pages on Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder In Children And Adolescents website HERE.
ADAA (Anxiety Disorders Association of America): Visit the Understanding the Facts of Anxiety Disorders website HERE.
International OCD Foundation: Visit their website HERE.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH): Visit their website HERE.
Elizabeth McIngvale-Cegelski, the founder and president of Peace of Mind Foundation and a spokesperson for the International OCD Foundation. Visit the Peace of Mind Foundation's website HERE.
Dr. Allen Weg, the founder and executive director of the Stress & Anxiety Services of New Jersey. Visit the Stress & Anxiety Services of New Jersey website HERE.
Dr. David R Rosenberg, professor and chair of the department of psychiatry at Wayne State University's School of Medicine and the Detroit Medical Center at the Children's Hospital of Michigan. Visit Wayne State's department of psychiatry HERE. View information about how you can participate in their research study HERE.