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Ailsa Russell, PhD
Clinical Director for the Doctorate in Clinical Psychology
University of Bath
Dr. Russell addresses treatment approaches for people with OCD and autism spectrum disorders. Her research with colleagues at Kings College London has focused on studies of people with autism, in particular trying to adapt or develop effective psychological interventions for anxiety, OCD, and other emotional disorders.
A residential treatment center (RTC), sometimes called a rehab, is a live-in health care facility providing therapy for substance abuse, mental illness, or other behavioral problems.
Dr. Peggy Richter describes how CBT and various medication options can help treat people with OCD. Listen here.
An expert explains why reassuring words that you won't get Ebola are often not enough to soothe your anxieties.
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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.
The purpose of the current study is to evaluate the efficacy of d-cycloserine in augmenting treatment of smoking cessation for individuals with panic attacks. Individuals will receive 7 weeks of panic- and smoking-reduction treatment (PSRT) and one pill of d-cycloserine (DCS) or one pill placebo one hour prior to sessions 3, 4, and 5 (i.e., 3 single doses). Participants will also be given nicotine replacement therapy as part of PSRT (i.e., the patch).