Category: David Barlow

Sometimes Embracing Emotional Distress Is the Best Medicine

Scientific American David Barlow, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders An unfortunate side effect of the biological revolution of psychiatry is in perceiving emotional discomfort as undesirable or bad, something we shouldn’t feel, something that can be medicated away… View full article quoting expert David Barlow

After Freud, CBT offers hope

The Jerusalem Post David Barlow, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders Formulated over six decades ago, cognitive behavioral therapy is healing disturbed minds with the Internet. A European congress in Jerusalem discussed it and other developments… Expert quote: “We also have to cope with substance abuse and military veterans returning […]

Is living in affluent towns worth it?

Boston Globe (subscription required) David Barlow, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders Every week, it seems there’s more daunting news about Boston’s expensive real estate market and the tide of middle-income buyers being pushed out of marquee suburbs with top school systems and amenities… Expert quote: “It doesn’t matter how […]

For Patriot fans, luck is just part of the game plan

Boston Globe (subscription required) David Barlow, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders After spending six years as the wife of a seriously superstitious Patriots fan, Sara Quesenberry has learned to set limits… Expert quote: “If it’s beginning to interfere with your life, if you’re making your spouse furious, annoying your […]

How do you know if you’re having a panic attack or just a normal reaction to stress?

WebMD David Barlow, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders Army Sgt. Georg-Andreas Pogany didn’t know what was happening to him. His head throbbed, Pogany told The New York Times and The Gazette of Colorado Springs, Colo. His chest ached and his stomach rebelled. He shook for hours with an overwhelming sense that he could […]

The Relationship Between Anxiety and Performance

Harvard Business Review “HBR Blog Network” David Barlow, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders I choked. It was just a middle-school tennis match against a manifestly worse player, but I became overwhelmed with anxiety… Expert quote: “Without anxiety, little would be accomplished. The performance of athletes, entertainers, executives, artisans, and students […]

Facing down phobias may be the best cure

Boston Globe (subscription required) Stefan Hofman, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders David Barlow, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders It started when he was 12, during a flight from Charlotte, N.C., to Savannah, Ga., in a 12-seater plane… Expert quotes: Hofman: “If exposure [therapy] […]