July 24, 2020: Dr. Elizabeth Turk-Karan on exposure therapy for anxiety
On the July 24, 2020 episode of the Sanity podcast, Dr. Elizabeth Turk-Karan talks about exposure therapy for anxiety. She discusses the theory of exposure, the process of undergoing this therapy, different types of exposures, and how it is used for various types of anxiety.
March 31, 2020: The Coronavirus Has Made Me a Rage Monster. Help!
Feeling angry about COVID-19 is natural, but you have to know what to do with it. Dr. Jeremy Tyler provides information and advice on dealing with anger during the pandemic.
December 14, 2019: The Lost Art of Hanging Out - Dr. Sandy Capaldi is interviewed about the impact of "scheduling" leisure activities
“Scheduling leisure activities makes sense on the surface,” says Sandy Capaldi, associate director of Penn’s Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety. “But those activities may inherently feel different due to the act of scheduling them. Research has found that scheduled leisure time tends to feel more like ‘work’ or an obligation to be fulfilled.”
October 15, 2019: CTSA’s Dr. Elizabeth Turk-Karan discusses Generation Z and Evidence-Based Treatment on The Conversationalist podcast.
Many people are not aware that there are short-term treatments that have been researched and shown to be effective for many patients. Often it is hard to find therapists who practice evidence-based treatments. Knowing that effective treatment exists is the first step to improving mental health treatment.
September 3, 2019: Is cannabis an effective treatment for anxiety disorders?
With the growing legalization of medical cannabis throughout the United States, researchers are often tasked with answering the question of whether cannabis can be useful in alleviating conditions like anxiety-related disorders. Dr. Jeremy Tyler, CTSA research assistants Shari Lieblich and Jesse McCann, and colleague Lindsey Salerno cover this timely topic.