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We study cognition (e.g. attention, memory) and  emotion  in people with anxiety, stress, and related disorders. 

 

We use measures of behavior, subjective report, brain function (e.g. MRI), and physiological reactions (e.g. sweating) to understand neurobiological factors associated with anxiety and stress symptoms and how these factors change over the course of treatment.

 

Our goals are to learn more about anxiety and stress disorders and to develop more effective treatments.

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Coping and Hoping: Mental Health Tips for Trying Times

Mental health experts offer advice for anyone on edge from the pandemic, environmental disasters, social injustice, a contentious election season and disrupted work and school

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FABBS Undergraduate Research Excellence Award

Samantha Goldberg, University of Michigan, Department of Psychology “Hippocampal Activity in Extinction Recall Related to Stress Exposure”

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How Anxiety Can Fuel a Panic Attack — and What to Do Next

Episodes of racing heart, shakiness or nausea, among other things, are normal responses to fear or danger. Learn more about reaction strategies and prevention.

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The One Word You Shouldn't Say To Someone With Anxiety Or Depression

It may seem harmless, but this four-letter word is actually doing a lot of damage.