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A Philly.com blog post cites research by Edna Foa, PhD, professor of clinical psychology in the department of Psychiatry, and colleagues from the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety showing that prolonged exposure (PE) therapy can be a highly effective therapy in teen girls.
Steven Berkowitz, MD, director of the Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery spoke with WHYY in an article about chronic stress and adversity that starts in childhood, and changes people over time.
Trevor Hadley, PhD of Penn’s Center for Mental Health Policy and Services Research and Jay Amsterdam, MD, director of the Depression Research Unit, talked to the Daily Pennsylvanian in an article about the many ways that Penn approaches mental health issues.