Category: David Barlow

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] […]

Boston University Studying Better Treatments for Alcoholism

Boston Magazine Domenic Ciraulo, School of Medicine David Barlow, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders Transdiagnostic cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) is a short-term, psychotherapeutic treatment used to treat a variety of disorders like anxiety, depression, and PTSD… Expert quotes: Ciraulo: “It is vital to find better treatments, whether they are medication therapies […]

Conference looks at research into eating disorders

Ottawa Citizen David Barlow, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders For someone with an eating disorder, weight and body image can be the prime focus of life… Expert quote: “Instead of focusing on eating problems … maybe we should be focusing on the neurotic temperament that we know these people […]

That post-9/11 quiet? It’s over.

USA Today David Barlow, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders Tom Whalen, College of General Studies The blasts on Boylston Street were felt across the nation, shaking and sometimes shattering a fragile hope — formed slowly in the years since 2001 — that maybe it won’t happen here… Expert quotes: […]

Stop Blaming Newtown Tragedy On Mental Illness

The Daily Beast David Barlow, College of Arts & Sciences, Center for Anxiety & Related Disorders In the wake of the terrible events of last Friday in Newtown, which left 27 dead—20 of them young schoolchildren—social media such as Twitter and Facebook played a key role in communicating the shocking news and expressing an international […]