Category: Todd Farchione

Are You Just Stressed…Or Is It An Anxiety Disorder?

June 1st, 2015 in 2015, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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

There are countless things to worry about, from global warming to what’s for dinner…

Expert quote:

“Most people would say something like moving or an upcoming wedding are normal stressors, but when it starts to become very intense to the point where it’s interfering in a person’s life or she’s very distressed by it, then it crosses into something you might want to talk to someone about.”

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This Mental Health Issue Is More Prevalent Than All Forms Of Cancer Combined

May 27th, 2015 in 2015, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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As many as 4.3 million American adults who work full-time have experienced an anxiety disorder in the past year, according to a new study…

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There are ways to get help and there is more than one option availableThey can get over this. There’s no reason that people should suffer in the way that they’re suffering.”

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Todd Sampson opens his mind to brain training

May 23rd, 2015 in 2015, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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

Todd Sampson is standing on the precipice of a Sydney office tower, 21 floors off the ground, preparing to step onto a thin wire cable…

Expert quote:

“The longer you stay in the situation, the easier it gets.”

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Dr. Oz viewers conquer their biggest fears

May 20th, 2015 in 2015, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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15 Phrases That Will Change Your Life In 2015

December 29th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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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 yourself if you can be supportive of the individual in a way that allows them to tell you about what they’re experiencing and why they may be experiencing that.”

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What Not To Do When Someone Is Having A Panic Attack

November 13th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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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 moment, you’re completely swallowed by a feeling of dread…

Expert quote:

“If you really want to help somebody, then the way you should go about it is to ask yourself if you can be supportive of the individual in a way that allows them to tell you about what they’re experiencing and why they may be experiencing that.”

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This Is What A Panic Attack Physically Feels Like

October 21st, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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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 truth for all who suffer from them: They’re terrifying…

Expert quote:

“When someone suffers from one of these disorders, it’s completely debilitating. Partly just because people recognize that what they’re experiencing is irrational, but they’ve learned to respond in a certain way in those situations so it’s a natural response to those experiences. It can be frightening.”

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

October 16th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Huffington Post, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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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 all experience. It may manifest as a deep fear or some sort of anxiety for some and may manifest for you as something else. Fear itself is something we all experience, so when talking to someone with anxiety it’s really all about just connecting with them.”

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A shock to your system to get you in gear

October 15th, 2014 in 2014, Boston Globe, Centers & Institutes in the News, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione 0 comments

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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:

“The question is, are we dogs?” asks Todd Farchione, an assistant professor at Boston University’s Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders. “Will it modify our behavior in the same way as it does for animals?”

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

September 16th, 2014 in 2014, Centers & Institutes in the News, College and Graduate School of Arts and Sciences, Newsmakers, Todd Farchione, U.S. News & World Report 0 comments

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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 heart rate, increased breathing – are tied to an evolutionarily sound response to protect the individual. It’s really designed to get that person to either fight or flight; it’s primarily to escape.”

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