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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.

July 24, 2019: Dr. Sandy Capaldi, CTSA's Associate Director on National Public Radio, Inc.: How To Help Your Anxious Partner — And Yourself

Anxiety is experienced at many different levels and in different forms — from moderate to debilitating, from generalized anxiety to phobias — and its impacts can vary. But psychiatrists and therapists say there are ways to help your partner navigate challenges while you also take care of yourself.

September 6, 2018: Dr. Thea Gallagher, director of CTSA's open clinic, on Penn Medicine News: Fad Treatment Methods, Exposure Therapy, and the Importance of Data

Fringe treatments like LSD prescriptions and scream therapy improve mental health for some, but Dr. Thea Gallagher wouldn’t recommend them to patients at large due to very little evidence-based information to support them.

July 11, 2018: THROWING FEAR DOWN THE STAIRS (Next Generation Radio, WHYY Philadelphia)

Kate, a former patient at the CTSA, confidently shares the story of her treatment for OCD at the CTSA.

July 3, 2018: Dr. Alissa Jerud, CTSA post-doctoral fellow, on Anxiety.org: Parent-Child Separation, Trauma, PTSD and Recovery in Children

While children typically recover quickly from the emotional and physiological sequela of brief episodes of separation, extended separation can exhaust children's bodies and brains, thus placing them on adverse developmental trajectories. Indeed, unlike the routine separations that occur at daycare or preschool drop offs, in which children are informed that their parents will soon return to pick them up and then do, forced and prolonged…

July 3, 2018: CTSA Associate Director, Dr. Sandy Capaldi, explains the psychological impacts of being trapped in a cave (Thailand cave rescue) on CNN.com

"While not everyone who experiences a traumatic event will develop PTSD, children and adolescents who do develop PTSD are at increased risk for other mood, anxiety, eating, and substance use disorders," she said. However, "the link between the development of PTSD and these other disorders is unclear."

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