There is a lot of information on the Web about anxiety, but to my knowledge there’s no single place to get everything you need: facts about the condition, recommendations for treatment, history, etc. I’ve begun to cull the best of what I’ve found and post it here: the list will grow as I continue to surf around. If you have suggestions for additions (or deletions), feel free to let me know.
- Anxiety Disorders Association of America: All told, the ADAA is probably the best resource out there for information about anxiety. It’s a big, venerable, well-maintained organization, and its website can give you a lot of what you need, including therapist recommendations, personal narratives, and suggestions for reading. And if you’re looking for basic info, theirUnderstanding Anxiety page breaks it down by the good old DSM categories. Also, if you’re not anxious enough already, you can buy a T-shirt that tells the world you are!
- Mayo Clinic: Very basic, nuts-and-bolts information. The Mayo’s listing for Generalized Anxiety Disorder appears right between Gaucher’s Disease and Genital Herpes.
- Anxietycentre.com: This site was set up in 1996 by a Canadian guy, name of Jim Folk, who suffered from debilitating anxiety and says he got over it. The website “offers information, community, and support to those in recovery. It contains a wealth of self-help information on these topics, as well as a private members discussion forum that many view as their ‘virtual support group.’” They also offer personal coaching/counseling sessions, in-person or long-distance. Universal Disclaimer: Unless I say otherwise, I cannot vouch for the quality of services.
- Psychology Today: Another decent overview of anxiety, with blogs and further information on specific anxiety-related topics (e.g., Fear v. Anxiety).