Anxiety is a normal reaction to stress. In general, it helps one cope, but when anxiety becomes an excessive, irrational dread of everyday situations, it has become a disabling disorder. Five major types of anxiety disorders are: Generalized Anxiety Disorder, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD), Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD),and Social Phobia (or Social Anxiety Disorder). Effective treatments for anxiety disorders are available, and research is yielding new, improved therapies that can help most people with anxiety disorders lead productive, fulfilling lives.

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Judy Garber, Ph.D.
Cornelius Vanderbilt Chair and Professor of Psychology & Human Development; Professor of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Director, Developmental Psychopathology Research Training Program

Antonia Kaczkurkin, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Robert Matthews, Ph.D.
Research Associate Professor of Molecular Physiology & Biophysics; Advanced Microscopy Core Manager, Basic Neuroscience Services Core

Bunmi Olatunji, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences; Interim Dean, Vanderbilt University Graduate School

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