Coping with neurological illnesses can be very distressing. Can cognitive-behavior therapy (CBT) be helpful for the anxiety and depression that often accompanies these illnesses? Dr. Suma Chand, an expert in this area, provides us with answers. If you or a loved one has a neurological disorder – such as Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, epilepsy or myasthenia gravis – we encourage you to listen and share the webinar.
Suma Chand, PhD, is a Professor and Director of the Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) Program in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience, St Louis University School of Medicine. She is involved in the training of Psychiatry residents and fellows in CBT and as a SLUCare Provider runs CBT clinics for adults and older adults offering individual and group CBT. Dr. Chand's clinical and research interests are in the areas of CBT for adults and older adults with anxiety and depressive disorders, sleep related problems and maladaptive perfectionism. She also writes blog posts on mental health topics. Dr. Chand is a member of the Public Education Committee of the Anxiety and Depression Association of America and serves on the Board of Directors for the National Social Anxiety Center.