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Do spiders give you shivers? Elevators an elevated heartbeat? Clowns a cold, clammy feeling? Tonight, Shayna Seymour wants you to face your fears. She discovers how phobias begin, spotlights the latest in treatment, from exposure therapy to hypnosis, and goes into the streets to discover what scares Bostonians. Plus, we meet up with Stephen Shannon as he tries to overcome his lifelong fear of flying at the age of 65.
Dr. Andrea Taylor, Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at McGovern Medical School at The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and trained at our Center many years ago, addresses the stigma of seeking professional help for anxiety and depression, especially within the Black community.
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Dr. John Otis is currently developing a Behavioral Medicine Program as part of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders that will give students the opportunity to develop clinical skills for working with patients with a variety of presenting problems including chronic pain, stress conditions, sleep, smoking, and substance use. Students will be supervised by Dr. Otis.
Dr. Otis has helped countless numbers of individuals gain greater control over their chronic pain. He travels nationally giving talks and workshops to both clinicians and patients on how the principles of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) can be used to help people lead healthier and more productive lives. He is the author of Managing Chronic Pain (Oxford University Press: Treatments that Work Series) - an "evidence based" treatment program. He will be seeing pain patients at the Center. For more information, call (617) 353-9610.