College Students

New Podcast! CBT and Psychopharmacology for OCD

12/2/2014

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

Treatment Now Saves Lives: Mara

We are in this together. "If we recognize that our pain is a shared pain and a part of our common humanity, we can be more at peace.”

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.”

Fears of Ebola?

10/30/2014

An expert explains why reassuring words that you won't get Ebola are often not enough to soothe your anxieties.

Updates for 2014 CDLP Cohort

Find out what the 2014 Career Development Leadership Program cohort has been doing in 2014.

˃ “The CDLP was invaluable to my professional advancement.”
˃ “The program provided a wonderful opportunity to hear from leaders in the field and network with other young professionals.”
˃ “I would like to note that CDLP was directly helpful in the process of applying for grants.”
˃ Participating in the ADAA Career Development Leadership Program provided great momentum for 2014.

October 9: National Depression Screening Day

10/1/2014

Take an anonymous online screening or locate a mental health screening site, including those for college students and military and their families. Screening for depression is as important as screening for physical diseases because early identification makes treatment more effective.

Negative Valence Brain Targets and Predictors of Anxiety and Depression Treatment

Do you have problems with mood or anxiety?

The University of Illinois at Chicago is conducting a research study on mood and anxiety. This study is testing how treatments affect brain function, physiology, behavior, and mental health. 

Organization: 
The University of Illinois at Chicago
Principal Investigator: 
K. Luan Phan, MD
Eligibility Criteria: 

You may be eligible if

  • you are 18 to 65 years old.
  • you experience anxiety, worry, and/or depressed mood.
Exclusion Criteria: 
  • Interested volunteers should have no metal parts in their body and no major medical or neurological illness.
  • Patients who are currently undergoing psychotherapy (talk therapy) or taking certain medications that affect the brain may not qualify for the study. 
  • Women should not be pregnant or trying to become pregnant.
Contact: 
312-413-4763 or 888-686-5591; emotion@psych.uic.edu
Location: 
Chicago
State: 
Illinois
Study End Date: 
Wed, 2017-05-31

Suicide and Prevention

Robin WilliamsRobin Williams and too many others have lost their lives to suicide. Williams' tragic death made highly public the great need for increased awareness of the grave risk that suicide poses.

Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy vs. Supportive Psychotherapy for Adults With Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

The purpose of this study is to learn which of two forms of therapy is more likely to help people who have body dysmorphic disorder (BDD). We are comparing cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT), which is a promising new treatment for BDD, and supportive psychotherapy (SPT), which appears to be the most widely used therapy in the community to treat BDD and related problems, such as low self-esteem or problems with family members or friends.

Study Treatments

Organization: 
Brown University, Rhode Island Hospital
Principal Investigator: 
Katharine Phillips, MD
Eligibility Criteria: 

Adults (age18 or older):

  • Have BDD.
  • Live within driving distance of Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Meet further qualifications for this study.
Contact: 
Phone: 877-4MGH-BDD or email BDD@Lifespan.org
Location: 
Massachusetts General Hospital
State: 
Massachusetts
Study End Date: 
Sat, 2016-04-30

Integrated PTSD and Smoking Treatment

Research shows that people with PTSD are more likely to smoke than people without PTSD. It also shows that people with PTSD have more difficulty at attempts to quit smoking. This study is part of a program aimed at finding out how best to help smokers quit who also have PTSD.

Organization: 
The University of Texas at Austin
Principal Investigator: 
Mark B. Powers, PhD
Eligibility Criteria: 
  • Male and female patients ages 18 to 65 capable of providing informed consent
  • Willing and able to provide informed consent, attend all study visits and comply with the protocol
  •  Daily smoker for at least 3 months
  • Currently smoke an average of at least 8 cigarettes per day
  • Report a motivation to quit smoking in the next month of at least 5 on a 10-point scale
  • Meet criteria for current diagnosis of PTSD via structured clinical interview
Exclusion Criteria: 
  • Current diagnosis of a psychotic, eating, developmental, or bipolar disorder
  • Significant suicide risk as determined by structured interview
  • Psychoactive substance abuse or dependence (excluding nicotine dependence) within the past 6 months
  • Limited mental competency and the inability to give informed, voluntary, written consent to participate
  • Current use of any pharmacotherapy or psychotherapy for smoking cessation not provided by the researchers during the quit attempt
  • Current psychotherapy directed specifically toward treatment of PTSD
  • Use of other tobacco products
  • Planning on moving (outside of the immediate area) in the next 6 months
  • Insufficient command of the English language (i.e., cannot carry on a conversation with an interviewer in English or read associated text)

 

Contact: 
Brooke Kauffman, 512-471-1117; treatment@utexas.edu
Location: 
The University of Texas at Austin
State: 
Texas
Study End Date: 
Sat, 2018-06-30

 

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