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.
January 28, 2019: CTSA's Dr. Jere,y Tyler discusses 10 Things You Need to Know if Your Partner Has Anxiety on Health.com
Intimate relationships can suffer if you're not dealing with the elephant in the room.
December 2, 2018: Dr. Jeremy Tyler, Trust the process: treating PTSD
7% of Americans will grapple with post-traumatic stress disorder at some point in their lives… One of the most common and effective ways to treat PTSD is Prolonged Exposure (PE) therapy, in which Tyler is an expert. The process primarily utilizes aspects of talk therapy to help patients process and understand their traumas, gradually returning to a less stressful mental state.
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.
August 2018: CTSA clinic director, Dr. Gallagher, discusses the experience of a panic attack
The way psychologist Thea Gallagher likes to explain it, a panic attack is like a fire alarm. Every time it goes off, our entire body and mind act as if there is an actual life-threatening house fire … even if we’ve only burned some toast in the toaster oven.