Treating Anxiety and Depression in the Transitional Years (Ages 18-25)

Anne Marie Albano, PhD, ABPP

Associate Professor of Clinical Psychology in Psychiatry
and
Director, Columbia University Clinic for Anxiety and Related Disorders
Columbia University Medical Center

Co-Clinical Director, Youth Anxiety Center
New York-Presbyterian Hospital

Dr. Albano describes the so-called transitional years, or emerging adults ages 18 to 25, and what makes this a unique group when it comes to treating anxiety, OCD, and depression.

Treating Co-Occurring Anxiety and Bipolar Disorder

Andrew Nierenberg, MD
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

Director, Bipolar Clinic and Research Program
Massachusetts General Hospital 

Principal Investigator, MoodNetwork

Dr. Nierenberg discusses treatment for people who have co-occurring bipolar and anxiety. He points out the benefits of joining MoodNetwork, a community of patients, doctors, and researchers working together to find new treatments.

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.

Mindfulness- and Acceptance-Based Behavioral Therapy for Generalized Anxiety and Comorbid Disorders

Lizabeth Roemer, PhD
Professor of Psychology
College of Liberal Arts
University of Massachusetts Boston

Dr. Roemer explains mindfulness skills and how people can learn to apply them to daily living, and she describes how acceptance-based behavioral therapies are used to treat anxiety disorders and depression.

Integrating CAM (Complementary and Alternative Medicine) Into Anxiety and Depression Treatment

Philip R. Muskin, MD
Professor, Clinical Psychiatry
Columbia University Medical Center, New York

Chief of Service: Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry
New York-Presbyterian Hospital/Columbia University Medical Center

Dr. Muskin describes how complementary and alternative medicine differs from traditional therapies for anxiety and depression, when it's appropriate to employ, and effective outcomes.

Mind Over Moods — Treating Coexisting Depression and Anxiety

Dennis Greenberger, PhD
Founder and Director
Anxiety & Depression Center
Newport Beach, California

Assistant Clinical Professor
Department of Psychiatry
University of California, Irvine, College of Medicine

Dr. Greenberger describes the differences and similarities between symptoms of anxiety and depression, how the disorders are treated, and what patients can expect in treatment.