Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. In general, it helps one cope, but when anxiety becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it has become a disabling disorder. Five major types of anxiety disorders are: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),and Social Phobia (or Social Anxiety Disorder). Effective treatments for anxiety disorders are available, and research is yielding new, improved therapies that can help most people with anxiety disorders lead productive, fulfilling lives.

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SENSE study examines theatre participation’s effect on stress, self-perception in autism
VKC investigator Blythe Corbett, Ph.D., recently published findings on the effects that theatre arts participation may have on adolescents on the autism spectrum, including their levels of psychological stress in social settings as well as their self-perception of stress. The findings were reported in the journal Autism.

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Jennifer Blackford, Ph.D.
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Judy Garber, Ph.D.
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Robert Matthews, Ph.D.
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Bunmi Olatunji, Ph.D.
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Sachin Patel, M.D., Ph.D.
James G. Blakemore Chair and Associate Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics and Pharmacology; Director, Division of Addiction Psychiatry

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