Treating Children With Trichotillomania, Tics, and Tourette Syndrome

Martin Franklin, PhD

Associate Professor of clinical psychology in psychiatry
University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine

Director, Child & Adolescent OCD, Tics, Trichotillomania and Anxiety Group at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine (COTTAGE)

Dr. Franklin discusses treatment for children with trichotillomania, Tourette Syndrome, and other body-focused repetitive disorders and their relationship to anxiety disorders.

Anorexia/Body Dysmorphic Disorder Study

Eligibility Criteria
  • 18- to 30-year old females and males with anorexia
  • We will allow those with depression or anxiety (other than OCD)
Exclusion Criteria
  • No psychiatric medications
  • No major psychiatric diagnoses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or substance use disorders
State
California

The UCLA Eating Disorders Program is currently conducting a study of individuals with anorexia nervosa. We are interested in understanding patterns of visual and emotional information processing using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI.)

New Study Confirms Social Anxiety Disorder Is Not Simply Shyness

Authors of a new study have found that social anxiety disorder is not just medicalized shyness. Of those youth with the disorder, only a fraction consider themselves shy, and they are not more likely to be getting treatment compared to their peers, questioning the perception that they are receiving unnecessary medications. See Triumph Over Shyness: Conquering Social Anxiety Disorder.

Teens Outrunning Anxiety

Solome Tibebu, personal storyI’m 21 years old, and besides my busy schedule as a full-time student the University of St. Thomas in St. Paul, Minnesota, keeping a regular running and yoga schedule, work, and trying to balance a social life, I am also the founder and Executive Director of Anxiety In Teens Non-Profit, LLC.