Perfectionism and Panic

Kara Baskin familyBack in 2006, I had it all: A loving fiancé, a coveted publishing job, a supportive network of friends and family. I was living in Washington, D.C., where I went out almost every night to press parties and trendy restaurants. In my spare time, I delivered meals on wheels and counseled Alzheimer’s patients at the local senior center. Perfectionistic and ever so vigilant, I could’ve won the Perfect Life Olympics.

Anorexia/Body Dysmorphic Disorder Study

Eligibility Criteria
  • 18- to 30-year old females and males with anorexia
  • We will allow those with depression or anxiety (other than OCD)
Exclusion Criteria
  • No psychiatric medications
  • No major psychiatric diagnoses such as bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, or substance use disorders
State
California

The UCLA Eating Disorders Program is currently conducting a study of individuals with anorexia nervosa. We are interested in understanding patterns of visual and emotional information processing using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI.)

What Doesn't Kill Us: My Battle With Generalized Anxiety Disorder

L.A. Nicholson GAD Story of HopeMy descent into GAD (generalized anxiety disorder) began the morning I received the call bringing the news of my mother's accidental death. It was the same week that my husband was laid off. We had moved across the country for his new job, and eight months later he was laid off. After only two months out West, we moved back, and I had a nervous breakdown.