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David Roberts

Cassandra Modrak awarded COARD Pilot Grant

Cassandra Modrak, MS, is a PhD candidate in the Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience program, Department of Psychology. Cassandra is currently under the mentorship of Dr. Marek Schwendt. Cassandra has been chosen as the recipient of the research pilot grant for Spring 2023. COARD, with support from the Brooke Professorship and…

Is OCD Increasing in College Students Since COVID-19?

University students have experience and increase in obsessive-compulsive symptoms, and have increasingly sought treatment. Marcia Morris, MD discusses some of the treatments for OCD, ranging from therapy to medication.

Stand up & Holler | Gator Nation Giving Day

Alright, Gators! High-Five! Last year, in a unified show of Gator goodness, thousands of University of Florida alumni, students, faculty, staff, friends and families set a UF record during Stand Up & Holler, Gator Nation Giving Day. This year, on February 16, 2023, we are calling upon Gators everywhere to, once…

Fear Facer Camp 2023 Camp Dates Announced

Children and adolescents with obsessive-compulsive disorder and/or anxiety are invited to join us this summer for a one- or two-week camp session this summer. In addition to daily therapy, participants between the ages of 7 and 15 will experience activities that allow for personal growth and improved behaviors.

Carol Mathews talks about anxiety on “in your brain” podcast

University of Florida, department of psychiatry Chair and Director of the Center for OCD, Anxiety and Related Disorders, Carol Mathews, MD talks with in your brain podcast‘s Cristina Besosa about anxiety: what it is, how we study it, how to recognize it, and when to seek help for it.

The Fear Facer: An Update from: The Daily

In 2019, Julia Longoria, then a Daily producer, traveled to Nashville to speak with Ella Maners and her mother, Katie Maners. Ella, 8 going on 9, was terrified of tornadoes and getting sick. So she did something that was even scarier than her fears: confront them at Fear Facers camp.

Pumpkin Decorating Tourette Support Group Event

Ready for they fall? Join the Alachua County and Clay County Tourette Support group October 14, 2022 for a fall fun event. There will be carving and decorating pumpkins at Possum Creek Park. Pumpkins will be generously provided by a family member, so RSVP is required by Wednesday, October 12th…