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Reid Wilson, Ph.D.

Reid Wilson, Ph.D.

Reid Wilson, Ph.D. is Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the UNC School of Medicine. He is author of Stopping the Noise in Your Head: The New Way to Overcome Anxiety and Worry and the classic self-help book Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks. He is co-author of Stop Obsessing! and Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents. He is a Founding Clinical Fellow of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA) and Fellow of the Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies. 

Chapel Hill, NC, March 28, 2014– Dr. Reid Wilson was presented with the nation’s highest honour in his field of anxiety disorders at the Anxiety and Depression Association of America’s (ADAA) Annual Conference held this week in Chicago. Dr. Wilson is only the second person who has ever received this award, presented to the one professional who exemplifies excellence and outstanding advocacy for patient education and care, training, and research.

Dr. Wilson has dedicated his 30-year career to developing self-help strategies for the anxiety disorders. He is the author or co-author of four self-help books, including Don’t Panic: Taking Control of Anxiety Attacks (Harper), Stop Obsessing!: How to Overcome Your Obsessions and Compulsions (Bantam), the newly-released Anxious Kids, Anxious Parents: 7 Ways to Stop the Worry Cycle and Raise Courageous and Independent Children (HCI Books), and it’s free companion e-Book, Playing with Anxiety: Casey’s Guide for Teens and Kids. Dr. Wilson volunteers as the expert for WebMD’s Anxiety & Panic Community. His free self-help website – www.anxieties.com – serves 500,000 visitors per year. He designed and served as lead psychologist for American Airlines’ first national program for the fearful flier.  Dr. Wilson served on the Board of Directors of ADAA for 12 years and served as Program Chair of the National Conferences on Anxiety Disorders from 1988-1991. He has offered trainings throughout the world in the treatment of anxiety. He is Associate Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the UNC School of Medicine and directs the Anxiety Disorders Treatment Center in Durham and Chapel Hill, NC.

The Jerilyn Ross Clinician Advocate Award honours the memory and lifework of Jerilyn Ross, cofounder of ADAA and president from 1985 to 2010.



“Reid Wilson – best presenter, best handouts, great process, progression through training.”
December 5, 2017

“Dr. Wilson did an amazing job, thank you very much!”
December 5, 2017

“Really enjoyed live counselling clip illustrating worry being a signal or sound à really completed seminars. Dynamic speaker. Would like to hear him speak on other topics, hopefully will have the opportunity this afternoon. Very well done.”
December 5, 2017

“I look forward to reading his books and articles! Great presentations, very satisfied.”
– December 5, 2017

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