Department of Psychiatry
Penn Behavioral Health

Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety

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About Our Research

Treatment Outcome Studies Conducted at the CTSA

Faculty at the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety (CTSA), under the direction of Edna B. Foa, Ph.D., have continued to actively pursue research endeavors during the last year. At the present time, the CTSA faculty have several federally funded (NIMH, NIAAA) research programs.

The current research at the CTSA focuses on the development and testing of treatments for various anxiety disorders including posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) in children and adults. In addition, we are expanding these efforts to examine treatments for trichotillomania (TTM) and other body-focused repetitive behaviors in children and adolescents.

Descriptions of the projects that have been active during the calendar year are provided at the links below. These descriptions include the names of CTSA faculty who serve as the principle investiagors and project coordinator for each project. In addition to the faculty named in the descriptions, all CTSA faculty members are involved in one or more of the projects as therapists, supervisors of therapy, or evaluators.