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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…

Franjo Ivankovic Awarded 2022 Graduate Student Mentoring

Franjo Ivankovic was one of six graduate students selected for the Graduate Student Mentoring Award (GSMA). The GSMA is coordinated by the Office of Graduate Professional Development within the University of Florida Graduate School and honors those graduate students on their peer-to-peer mentoring of fellow graduate students,…

Ryan McCarty awarded COARD pilot grant

Ryan McCarty, MS, is a is a doctoral student in the Department of Clinical and Health Psychology at the University of Florida. Ryan earned his Bachelor’s of Science in Psychology from the University of Florida in 2016. He is currently under the mentorship of Dr. Joseph McNamara. Ryan has been…

Animated educational OCD cartoons now on YouTube Kids

A group of UF researchers teamed up with an animation company, Tiny Docs, in 2020 to create two cartoon videos for children with anxiety and/or obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, and their families. The videos — Billy vs. Worry Monster and Billy Goes to School — were guided by data from…

Sara Bottari Awarded COARD Pilot Grant

Congratulations, Sara Bottari, MS, is a second year graduate student in the Clinical and Health Psychology program’s neuropsychology track and a Graduate Research Assistant in Dr. Williamson’s lab, she has been chosen as the recipient of the research pilot grant for July 2021. COARD, with support from the Brooke Professorship…