Listen to interviews with experts on a wide variety of subjects related to anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and other disorders.


Treating Anxiety and Depression in the Transitional Years (Ages 18-25)


Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry
Director, Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders
Columbia University Medical Center

Co-Clinical Director, Youth Anxiety Center
New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Dr. Albano describes the so-called transitional years, or emerging adults ages 18 to 25, and what makes this a unique group when it comes to treating anxiety, OCD, and depression.


Decreasing or Discontinuing OCD Medications


Phillip J. Seibell, MD
Rogers Behavioral Health–Tampa Bay

Dr. Seibell discusses the benefits of medications for OCD, as well as reasons for decreasing or discontinuing them.


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Treating Co-Occurring Anxiety and Bipolar Disorder

Andrew Nierenberg, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Director, Bipolar Clinic and Research Program
Massachusetts General Hospital 

Principal Investigator, MoodNetwork

Dr. Nierenberg discusses treatment for people who have co-occurring bipolar and anxiety. He points out the benefits of joining MoodNetwork, a community of patients, doctors, and researchers working together to find new treatments.


Helping the Families of Treatment-Refusers


Alec Pollard, PhD

Founder and Director, Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute Anxiety Disorders Center
Professor, Community and Family Medicine at Saint Louis University

Dr. Pollard gives advice to family members who live with someone who refuses treatment for OCD and anxiety disorders Dr. Pollard gives advice to family members who live with someone who refuses treatment for OCD and anxiety disorders and explains a strategy that teaches family members to shape treatment-seeking behavior in someone with an anxiety disorder.


OCD in People With Autism Spectrum Disorders


Ailsa Russell, PhD
Clinical Director for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
University of Bath

Dr. Russell addresses treatment approaches for people with OCD and autism spectrum disorders. Her research with colleagues at Kings College London has focused on studies of people with autism, in particular trying to adapt or develop effective psychological interventions for anxiety, OCD, and other emotional disorders.


Hoarding in Older Adults


Gail Steketee, PhD
Dean and Professor
Boston University School of Social Work
Dr. Steketee describes the prevalence of hoarding in older adults, what can trigger it, and what family members can do to get help for a loved one.

She is on the Scientific Advisory Board of the International OCD Foundation and has authored hundreds of articles and chapters on anxiety, OCD, and related disorders.


CBT and Psychopharmacology for OCD


Peggy Richter, MD

  • Associate Scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Head, Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 
  • Director, Clinic for OCD & Related Disorders, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Affiliate scientist, Neurosciences Department, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Associate Professor, department of psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • Associate Member, graduate faculty, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto

Dr. Richter describes how CBT and various medication options can help treat people with OCD.


Treating Selective Mutism


Steven M.S. Kurtz, PhD, ABPP

Kurtz Psychology Consulting PC
New York, New York

Founder of the Brave Buddies Program  

Dr. Kurtz discusses the success of tailored intensive treatment for children with selective mutism, and how kids are cured.


Using DBT Skills to Reduce Emotion Dysregulation and Reactivity in Children, Adolescents, and Parents


Pat Harvey, LCSW-C 

Private practice in Rockville, Maryland
Cofounder of the Metro DC DBT Consortium

Ms. Harvey describes dialectical behavior therapy, or DBT, and how it can help family members of children, adolescents and adults who have intense emotions.


New Research in the Treatment of Social Anxiety Disorder


Stefan Hofmann, PhD

Professor of Psychology

Psychotherapy and Emotion Research Laboratory

Director, Social Anxiety Program
Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders at Boston University

Dr. Hofmann's recent research has uncovered a novel application of the drug d-cycloserine to treat social anxiety disorder.


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