Columbia University Medical Center
NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital The University Hospital of Columbia and Cornell

Anxiety Disorders Clinic

The Anxiety Disorders Clinic (ADC) was established in 1982 to study the diagnosis, pathophysiology, and treatment of anxiety disorders. The clinic now includes programs in obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), posttraumatic stress disorder and related traumatic conditions (PTSD and Trauma program), social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, anxiety and depression in Hispanic Americans (Hispanic Treatment Program), anxiety and depression in primary care and other medical specialty patients, and pathological gambling. Studies include effectiveness trials in community settings, efficacy trials in tertiary care settings, biological studies (e.g., brain imaging studies, translational studies), and epidemiological and health services research.

Our mission is to improve the outcome of our patients by developing and studying new therapeutic strategies, elucidating the brain mechanisms underlying their symptoms, and disseminating evidence-based practices to clinicians and patients. We are examining pharmacotherapy, psychotherapy (cognitive-behavioral therapy, interpersonal therapy, problem-solving therapy, motivational interviewing, brief supportive therapy, relaxation therapy), and complementary medicine approaches. In collaboration with colleagues at Columbia University and the New York Psychiatric Institute, we conduct brain imaging studies using a range of techniques (positron emission tomography, magnetic resonance spectroscopy, functional magnetic resonance imaging). We also conduct epidemiological and services research. For more information check the links below.

Obsessive-Compulsive
Disorder and Related Disorders

Social Anxiety
Disorder

Generalized Anxiety
Disorder

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Trauma and PTSD Program

Gambling Disorders Clinic

Hispanic Treatment Program 

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Hoarding Disorder Research Program

 
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Principal Investigators

Helen Blair Simpson, MD, PhD,  Director, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Carlos Blanco, MD, PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Roberto Lewis-Fernández, MD, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

John Markowitz MD, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Yuval Neria, PhD, Professor of Clinical Psychology (In Psychiatry and Epidemiology)

Franklin Schneier, MD, Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

Ivan Balán, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology

Leopoldo Cabassa, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatric Social Work (in Psychiatry)

Sapana Patel, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry)

Anthony Pinto, PhD, Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry)

Carolyn Rodriguez, MD, PhD Assistant Professor of Clinical Psychiatry

 

Core faculty

Raphael Campeas, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

José Arturo Sánchez-Lacay, MD, Assistant Clinical Professor of Psychiatry

Donna Vermes, Administrator, PMHNP Instructor in Clinical Psychology (in Psychiatry)

 

Contact information

Anxiety Disorders Clinic
Columbia University/NYSPI
1051 Riverside Drive, Unit #69
New York, NY 10032

Phone: 646-774-7000
E-mail: jose@nyspi.columbia.edu

 

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