Feeling Good

David D. Burns, MD is a clinical psychiatrist and author of Feeling Good: The New Mood Therapy, which has sold more than 5 million copies and is the book most often recommended by American and Canadian mental health professionals for individuals suffering from depression. His book, When Panic Attacks, describes fast, effective, drug-free treatments for anxiety disorders.

Listen to Dr. Burns' podcasts here.

Cognitive Therapy

Cognitive Therapy - Presented by Anxious in Austin

The Anxious in Austin podcast features two Austin psychologists, Dr. Marianne Stout and Dr. Thomas Smithyman, who practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and focus on anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder.  This podcast discusses treatment for and a better understanding of all forms of anxiety and OCD.

Cognitive Defusion

Cognitive Defusion - Presented by Anxious in Austin

The Anxious in Austin podcast features two Austin psychologists, Dr. Marianne Stout and Dr. Thomas Smithyman, who practice Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and focus on anxiety disorders and obsessive-compulsive disorder.  This podcast discusses treatment for and a better understanding of all forms of anxiety and OCD.

Helping the Families of Treatment-Refusers

Alec Pollard, PhD

Founder and Director, Saint Louis Behavioral Medicine Institute Anxiety Disorders Center
Professor, Community and Family Medicine at Saint Louis University

Dr. Pollard gives advice to family members who live with someone who refuses treatment for OCD and anxiety disorders Dr. Pollard gives advice to family members who live with someone who refuses treatment for OCD and anxiety disorders and explains a strategy that teaches family members to shape treatment-seeking behavior in someone with an anxiety disorder.

OCD in People With Autism Spectrum Disorders

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.

CBT and Psychopharmacology for OCD

Peggy Richter, MD

  • Associate Scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Hurvitz Brain Sciences Research Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Head, Frederick W. Thompson Anxiety Disorders Centre, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre 
  • Director, Clinic for OCD & Related Disorders, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Affiliate scientist, Neurosciences Department, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health
  • Associate Professor, Department of Psychiatry, University of Toronto
  • Associate Member, Graduate Faculty, Institute of Medical Science, University of Toronto

Dr. Richter describes how CBT and various medication options can help treat people with OCD.

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