Anxiety & Stress Disorders

Exploring the Neurobiology of OCD

July 08, 2020

The authors discuss common neurobiological processes that may contribute to OCD vulnerability and its persistence.

Mini Quiz: Comorbid Mood and Anxiety Disorders

June 24, 2020

What medical condition is most frequently reported with comorbid mood and anxiety disorders? Take the quiz and learn more.

Using Mindfulness of the Breath for Stress Reduction

June 18, 2020

Mindfulness is an effective tool to reduce stress and bring us to the present moment.

Asking for Help? What Health Professionals Need to Know

June 18, 2020

Nearly 40% of physicians are reluctant to seek medical care for a mental health condition. There is discrimination in medical licensing, difficulty retaining hospital privileges, and interruptions in professional advancement. A secret remains untreated and stigma continues.

Is It OCD or an Anxiety Disorder? Considerations for Differential Diagnosis and Treatment

June 12, 2020

While it may be challenging to differentiate between OCD and other anxiety disorders, using a multi-informant assessment and understanding the content of a patient’s fears is a fundamental start to outlining an effective treatment plan.

Mindfulness Practice: Simple But Not Easy

June 11, 2020

In this video, Neda F. Gould, PhD, discusses her work in mindfulness for patients as well as faculty. She describes what mindfulness is and how it can be useful for stress management, and she will walk through a practice session.

Honoring a Brother

June 11, 2020

Joseph Cofrancesco Jr, MD, MPH, remembers his brother who died of complications from COVID-19, intubated, sedated, and alone.

A Difficult Psychotherapeutic Journey: COVID, Who Do You Think You Are?

June 09, 2020

One can only hope today's challenges will become a “corrective emotional experience."

How to Evaluate and Manage Psychiatric Symptoms Related to Workplace Concerns

June 09, 2020

Unprecedented numbers of Americans are losing their jobs. When patients describe psychiatric symptoms (eg, anxiety, insomnia, irritability), psychiatrists should ask about workplace issues.

Future of Psychiatry in a Post-Pandemic World

June 04, 2020

In just 3 months, the virus has changed the lives of our psychiatric patients and of psychiatry forever. What are the next best steps?