Michael L Nichols is the sole owner and principal author of this site. He does not have, nor makes any pretense of having, any professional standing in any of the fields of medicine, psychiatry or psychotherapy.
Guest writers will have their qualifications clearly stated in a short biography at the end of their articles.
The contents of this blog are for informational purposes only and in no way intended as a substitute for treatment by a mental health care professional.
Information presented on this site and in emails is gleaned from personal experience, publicly available books and articles, and various sites on the internet.
The information on this blog deals with adult Anxiety Disorders. Anxiety Disorders in children are very different, and none of the content of this blog is intended to apply to persons younger than 18. This site is not intended to be used by people under the age of 18.
You are strongly urged to consult a mental health care professional for treatment for Anxiety Disorders or other mental illnesses.
Comments on articles and emails from this site to Nichols are answered under the same standard and have a prominent statement to that effect. Private emails are not consultations and monetary or items of value are never accepted for replies.
A typical response to a comment or email is:
Hi Charlotte. Thanks for your comment.
First let me say that I’m not a trained mental health professional, and in any case it’s impossible to diagnose a person long distance.
That said, it certainly sounds as if your mother is exhibiting some of the symptoms of ASAD. Take a look at the list of symptoms in my latest article under the heading, “What are the new DSM-5 criteria for ASAD?” then decide for yourself.
I urge you to persuade your mother to consult her physician or a mental health professional who may relieve her suffering.
Last updated March 29, 2013