Find out what the experts know about treating trichotillomania (hairpulling)...and you don't. Clinicians: Learn about the roadblocks to treating PTSD and comorbid illnesses.
Listen to this podcast to find out about CBT, or cognitive-behavioral therapy, and how therapists use it to treat anxiety and related disorders.
Melissa Hunt, PhD
Associate Director of Clinical Training
Department of Psychology, University of Pennsylvania
Adjunct Assistant Professor
Behavioral and Community Health
University of Pennsylvania School of Dental Medicine
Dr. Hunt discusses why many people with panic, agoraphobia, or social anxiety disorder also have IBS.
People often jokingly point to odd habits or tidiness as signs of obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD. But the truth is OCD is a very real disorder that affects more than 2 million Americans, and there is a big difference between maintaining a morning routine or keeping a clean home and living with the disorder.
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.