Todd Farchione

Director, Intensive Program, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders
Assistant Director, Unified Treatment Program, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders
Research Assistant Professor, Psychology

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Dr. Farchione’s research interests are focused on the psychological factors associated with the development of anxiety and mood disorders. In particular, he is interested in the development of more effective treatments for these disorders and is currently working with Dr. David Barlow investigating a new unified transdiagostic treatment for anxiety and mood disorders. In addition,… Read more

Dr. Farchione’s research interests are focused on the psychological factors associated with the development of anxiety and mood disorders. In particular, he is interested in the development of more effective treatments for these disorders and is currently working with Dr. David Barlow investigating a new unified transdiagostic treatment for anxiety and mood disorders. In addition, Dr. Farchione directs the Intensive Treatment Program for Panic Disorder and Specific Phobias.

Dr. Farchione is slated to appear on an upcoming PBS NOVA special on emotional disorders and has been quoted in the Hartford CourantNew England PsychologistPsychiatric Times, MyFoxDC,Boston.comBUNow.

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  • 15 Phrases That Will Change Your Life In 2015

    December 29, 2014

    Huffington Post Todd Farchione, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders As the new year approaches, many of us will resolve to transform our bodies — but what about our minds?… Expert quote: “If you really want to help somebody, then the way you should go about it is to ask […]

  • What Not To Do When Someone Is Having A Panic Attack

    November 13, 2014

    Huffington Post Todd Farchione, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders Picture this: You’re going about your normal routine, whether it be cleaning the bathroom, doing dinner or getting ready for work. Perhaps you’re packing for a trip or getting ready to grab the train. You’re calm. But then the next […]

  • This Is What A Panic Attack Physically Feels Like

    October 21, 2014

    Huffington Post Todd Farchione, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders For the millions of American adults who suffer from anxiety and panic disorders, panic attacks may be one of the most prevalent and persistent symptoms. And while the experience of a panic attack is different for each individual, there is one universal […]

  • 5 Of The Most Helpful Things You Can Say To Someone With Anxiety

    October 16, 2014

    Huffington Post Todd Farchione, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders For those who haven’t been diagnosed with an anxiety disorder, it might be difficult to truly comprehend what’s going on inside the mind of the 40 million American adults who live with the condition… Expert quote: “These are human emotions that we […]

  • A shock to your system to get you in gear

    October 15, 2014

    Boston Globe (subscription required) Todd Farchione, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders It’s the stuff of dystopian science fiction — a device strapped to your body, remotely controlled, and ready to deliver an electric shock at the first hint of disobedience. I could hardly wait to try it… Expert quote: […]

  • How to Tell if You’re Having a Panic Attack – and What to Do

    September 16, 2014

    U.S. News & World Report Todd Farchione, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders The sudden rushes of intense dread or distress are scary, but they’re also treatable… Expert quote: “The body is responding as though a threat is immediately present. So all the symptoms people experience [during a panic attack] – increased […]

  • 8 Things Only People With Anxiety Understand

    May 5, 2014

    Huffington Post Todd Farchione, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders For the 40 million American adults who suffer from anxiety and panic disorders, everyday life can be a little more challenging than most people realize… Expert quote: “It’s a bad strategy to tell someone to ‘calm down’ — mostly because it doesn’t […]

  • World Safer Than Ever Despite Terror Attacks And Mass Shootings, Experts Say

    September 29, 2013

    Associated Press Todd Farchione, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders It almost feels these days as if there is no safe place – that after global jihad strikes a Nairobi shopping mall or a deranged shooter invades the Washington Navy Yard, the next target could very well be our own […]

  • Dr. Todd Farchione on unusual triggers for depression

    September 5, 2013

    WFXT Todd Farchione, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders View video

  • Where prey can be predator

    September 1, 2013

    Sentinel & Enterprise Thomas Cottle, School of Education Todd Farchione, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders When former middle-school teacher Mary Kay Letourneau made headlines in 1997 for being accused and then convicted of having sex with a 12-year-old male student, such cases — especially ones in which a female […]

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