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Transforming the understanding
and treatment of mental illnesses.

Adults: Anxiety Disorders

Brain Changes in Fear and Anxiety

Enrolling locally from the Washington, D.C. metro region

The purpose of these research studies is to better understand how the brain and body work in individuals with anxiety disorders.

Generalized and Social Anxiety Disorders

Enrolling locally from the Washington, D.C. metro region

This study seeks to better understand anxiety by examining changes in emotional reaction and task performance under stress. We want to understand the way these changes are different for people suffering from anxiety or mood disorders.

How Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) May Change Stress Responses

Enrolling locally from the Washington, D.C. metro region

This study seeks to understand how people who struggle with anxiety respond to different stressful situations, and how Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) may change these responses.

NIMH Family Study of Health and Behavior

Enrolling locally from the Washington, D.C. metro region

The major goal of this study is to examine how mood disorders, anxiety disorders and migraine run in families. We study both genetic and environmental factors that may contribute to these conditions.

Predictability and Aversive Expectancies in Anxiety Disorders

Enrolling locally from the Washington, D.C. metro region

This study seeks to understand how people who struggle with anxiety respond to different stressful situations. Basic research has identified biological processes that play a key role in fear and anxiety. The present study examines such processes across people with varying levels of anxiety.

The Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Anxiety and Motivation

Enrolling nationally from around the country

Researchers hope to better understand changes in emotional reactions and assess motivation in people during this stressful pandemic. We hope to understand the way these changes are different for people suffering from anxiety or mood disorders, and people who do not.