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About the Author
Jerilyn Ross, M.A., is one of the nation’s leading experts on anxiety disorders. An active psychotherapist, patient advocate, and author, Ross is director of The Ross Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders in Washington, D.C., and president and CEO of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America. Ross received the 2004 Patient Advocacy Award from the American Psychiatric Association, the 2001 Anxiety Disorder Initiative Award from the World Council on Anxiety and the World Psychiatric Association, a 2000 Telly Award, and a 1994 Distinguished Humanitarian Award from the American Association of Applied and Preventive Psychology. She lives in Potomac, Maryland, with her husband.