What Mental Health Professionals Need To Know About Fear & Anxiety

Join expert Dr. Tiffany Lago, M.D. of the National Institute of Mental Health for an in-depth discussion of anxiety disorders. This workshop will provide professionals an overview of the clinical characteristics and neurobiological underpinnings of the major anxiety disorders. Dr. Lago will review the underlying principals and strategies of treating anxiety disorders, including general psychopharmacological and psycho-therapeutic approaches. This talk will also describe the psychological and neural mechanisms underlying fear and anxiety. Recent findings of the studies in the Section of Neurobiology of Fear and Anxiety (SNFA) and how the findings generalize to the clinical and psychiatric field of anxiety will also be discussed.

Participants will:

  • Understand the epidemiology, etiology and neurobiology of anxiety disorder
  • Review characteristics of clinical anxiety disorders and assessment techniques
  • Understand the principles of pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic treatments of anxiety disorders
  • Understand the neuromechanisms underlying fear and anxiety
  • Find out about current studies and its importance to the field of anxiety

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