An excellent student, a talented singer and musician, a competitive athlete. That’s how I appeared on the outside as a young child, but I felt as though I were trapped in a nightmare that would never end. Years later, and after a lot of hard work, my bad dream is finally over.
A harrowing and traumatic childhood brought on debilitating panic attacks in adulthood. Find out the unique way she triumphed over them.
Help us spread the word about the benefits of treatment for anxiety, depression, OCD, PTSD, and related disorders — for children and teens, women, college students, military and military families.
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Bradley C. Riemann, PhD (Clinical Director, OCD Center & CBT Services at Rogers Memorial Hospital) and Thröstur Björgvinsson, PhD (Program Director, Houston OCD Program) answered our questions.
Instead of letting her depression run her life, she decided to outrun it.
“I have clinical depression,” says Mara Suttman-Lea. “No, I am not depressed. I suffer from depression. They are two vastly different concepts.”
Our research team is conducting a study to learn more about the effects of a behavioral treatment program designed to improve positive emotions and behaviors and associated brain systems. We are seeking volunteers who experience feelings of anxiety or depression. The results of this study may help develop procedures to reduce symptoms of anxiety and depression, and improve positive emotions and well-being.
This study is testing to see what behavior and brain function can tell us about treatment success in depression using cognitive-behavioral therapy, a standard psychotherapy treatment for depressive disorders.
The study purpose is to evaluate what brain function can tell us about treatment success in anxiety disorders.
Time commitment is about 33 hours over 22 visits.
Volunteers will participate in the following:
18 to 25 years old
Suffering from depression
18 to 55 years old
Suffering from an anxiety disorder
Volunteers may not have metal in their body.