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Anxiety Attacks / Phobias / Agoraphobia

Anxiety Attacks / Phobias / Agoraphobia

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Anxiety and Depression Association of America

National network. Founded 1980. Listing of state-by-state local support groups, brochures, information about anxiety disorders, local listing of healthcare professionals providing treatment for anxiety disorders and a national listing of clinical trials provided free. Promotes the prevention, treatment and cure of anxiety and stress-related disorders through advocacy, education, training, and research.
Anxiety and Depression Association of America
8701 Georgia Ave., Suite 412
Silver Spring, MD 20910
Voice: 240-485-1001
Fax: 240-485-1035
Website: http://www.adaa.org
Verified: 7/16/2013

Agoraphobics In Motion (AIM)

National. 5 groups. Founded 1983. Support group that uses specific behavioral and cognitive techniques, along with an adapted 12-Steps of AA to help people recover from anxiety disorders. Relaxation techniques, small group discussions and field trips. Group development guidelines ($2.50). Informative facilitator's manual ($15). Subscription available for weekly handouts ($30/yr).
PO Box 725363
Berkley, MI 48072
Voice: 248-547-0400
Website: http://www.aimforrecovery.com
E-mail: anny@ameritech.net
Verified: 7/16/2013

Recovery International

International. 600 groups. Founded 1937. Mental health self-help organization that offers weekly peer-led meetings for people suffering from various emotional and mental conditions. Telephone and internet-based meetings also available. Principles parallel those found in cognitive-behavioral therapy. Teaches people how to change their thoughts, reactions and behaviors that cause their physical and emotional symptoms.
105 West Adams St.
Suite 2940
Chicago, IL 60610
Voice: 1-866-221-0302 or 312-337-5661
Fax: 312-726-4446
Website: http://www.lowselfhelpsystems.org
Verified: 7/16/2013

GROW in America

International. 143 groups. Founded in 1957. 12-Step. Group offers mutual help, friendship, community, education and leadership. Focuses on recovery and personal growth. Open to all including those with mental health issues, depression, anxiety, grief, fears, etc.
GROW in America
P.O. Box 3667
Champaign, IL 61826
Voice: 1-888-741-4769
Website: http://www.growinamerica.org
Verified: 1/16/2013

Panic Survivor

Online. Support group for persons who suffer from anxiety, panic attacks, social anxiety, generalized anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder, hypochondria or any other form of anxiety. Focus is on recovery and day-to-day survival with a 'can do' attitude.
Website: http://panicsurvivor.com
Verified: 7/25/2013

Emotions Anonymous

International. 784 chapters. Founded 1971. Fellowship for people experiencing emotional difficulties. Uses the 12-step program sharing experiences, strengths and hopes in order to improve emotional health. Books and literature available to new and existing groups. Guidelines available to help start a similar group.
Emotions Anonymous International
P.O. Box 4245
St. Paul, MN 55104-0245
Voice: 651-647-9712
Fax: 651-647-1593
Website: http://www.emotionsanonymous.org
E-mail: orders@emotionsanonymous.org
Verified: 7/16/2013

Social Phobics Anonymous/Social Anxiety Anonymous

Online. Support, information, telephone conference and face-to-face groups for social anxiety disorder, social phobia, shyness problems, avoidant personality disorder, social agoraphobia and paruresis.
Social Phobics/Anxiety Anonymous
Website: http://www.healsocialanxiety.com
E-mail: healsocialanxiety@hotmail.com
Verified: 9/12/2013

Social Anxiety Disorder and Social Phobia Support

Online. Support for those who suffer with social anxiety and social phobia.
Website: http://www.socialanxietysupport.com
Verified: 7/25/2013

Anxiety Social Net

Online. Provides online support via a social media site for individuals who are struggling with anxiety and/or depression.
Website: http://www.anxietysocialnet.com
Verified: 8/6/2013

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