On the Cutting Edge of Wellness: Behavioral Medicine and Its Application to Anxiety and Depressive Disorders

Anxiety and depressive disorders are characterized by significant functional limitations and comorbid mental and physical health conditions that diminish quality of life and sense of well-being. Behavioral medicine, an interdisciplinary field combining medicine and psychology, provides increasingly popular evidence-based approaches to the remediation and healing of mental and physical health concerns and the emergence of wellness. The Anxiety and Depression Conference in 2017 will showcase innovations from behavioral medicine and the science of behavior change that have application to symptom reduction and facilitation of wellness in those whose lives have been negatively affected by anxiety and depressive disorders.