Older Adults

Video: Bridging Science, Treatment, and Public Education of Anxiety Disorders

As a tribute to the life work of Jerilyn Ross, cofounder of ADAA, the National Institute of Mental Health sponsored Bridging Science, Treatment, and Public Education of Anxiety Disorders, a free symposium.

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The Diane Rehm Show on Anxiety Disorders

The Diane Rehm Show, produced by WAMU in Washington, DC, for NPR, featured a program on anxiety disorders on November 18, 2010.

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Older Adults

Experts recognize that aging and anxiety are not mutually exclusive: Anxiety is as common among the old as among the young. In fact, many older adults with an anxiety disorder had one when they were younger.

Generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) is the most common anxiety disorder among older adults, though anxiety disorders in this population are frequently associated with traumatic events such as a fall or acute illness.

News and Research

Post-Stroke Depression

Researchers studying stroke patients have found a strong association between impairments in a network of the brain involved in emotional regulation and the severity of post-stroke depression. (Radiology, published online June 5, 2012)  Read more.

Understanding Anxiety Disorders

Psychologist Douglas Mennin, PhD, explains stress and anxiety and the difference between everyday anxiety, which is normal, and an anxiety disorder.

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Health Anxiety

Gordon Asmundson, PhD
Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Regina, Canada
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry, University of Saskatchewan

Investigator and leader, The Traumatic Stress Group
University of Regina
Saskatchewan, Canada

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Trastornos de Ansiedad ("Anxiety Disorders" en Español)

Roberto Lewis-Fernández, MD

Director of the Hispanic Treatment Program, New York State Psychiatric Institute
Associate Professor of Clinical Psychiatry, Columbia University
Lecturer on Social Medicine, Harvard University

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Anxiety Disorders in Older Adults

Melinda Stanley, PhD

Professor and Head, Division of Psychology
The McIngvale Family Chair in Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Research
Menninger Department of Psychiatry and Behavorial Sciences

Mental Health Services Researcher, Houston Center for Quality of Care and Utilization Studies

Michael E. DeBakey Veterans Affairs Medical Center
Affiliate Investigator, South Central Mental Illness Research,
Education, and Clinical Center

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Exercise in the Treatment of Anxiety Disorders

Karen Cassiday, PhD

Owner and Clinical Director
Anxiety and Agoraphobia Treatment Center, Ltd.
Northbrook, Illinois


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Body Dysmorphic Disorder (BDD)

Katharine A. Phillips, MD

Director of Research for Adult Psychiatry and
Senior Research Scientist
Rhode Island Hospital

Professor, Psychiatry and Human Behavior
Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Providence, Rhode Island

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