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A Study of Sleep – Impacts on Social Anxiety and Exposure Therapy

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Sheila M. Dowd, PhD
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social anxiety - sleep research
Monday, January 31, 2022 9:00 am
- 9:15 am ET
CE/CME Credit
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Every year, we better understand the complexities surrounding cognitive and behavioral interventions. Dr. Dowd presents data from a randomized controlled trial examining whether poor sleep is a predictor of exposure therapy outcomes for Social Anxiety Disorder and the moderating role of D‐cycloserine (DCS) on this relationship. 

Presenter(s) Biography

Sheila M. Dowd, PhD

Sheila M. Dowd, PhD

Dr. Dowd is the Vice Chair of Faculty Affairs in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Rush University Medical Center in Chicago (RUMC). Her research began with studying Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) for treatment-resistant depression. This work contributed to its approval by the FDA in 2008. She continues to grow a successful TMS program treating depression, OCD, and more recently PTSD. During her tenure at RUMC, she served as Associate Training Director for the Psychiatry Residency program and expanded the Cognitive Behavioral Therapy training portion of the residency. Dr. Dowd also developed and implemented CBT services for an inpatient Mood Disorders unit, while serving as Co-Director of the Adult Outpatient Clinic in the department.  Her research expanded in 2012 to explore anxiety and traumatic stress.  Currently, she is focusing on the wellness of her colleagues as the Senior Advisor to the Center for Clinical Wellness at RUMC. 

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