Massachusetts General Hospital's Mind, Mood, & Memory (MMM)

Volume 14   •   Number 12  •  December 2018


How to Recognize an Anxiety Disorder and Get the Help You Need to Feel Better

Occasional anxiety, such as nervousness before an airplane flight or a medical procedure, is normal, but those feelings are temporary. When your worrisome feelings persist or become severe, however, you may have an anxiety disorder. For older adults, understanding and coping with anxious feelings can sometimes be especially challenging, says T.H. …


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Editor-In-Chief
MAURIZIO FAVA, MD
Executive Vice Chair, Department of Psychiatry
Massachusetts General Hospital
Executive Editor
JAY ROLAND
Contributors
JOEL PAVA, PHD
SUSANNAH PARKIN
Advisory Board
JONATHAN E. ALPERT, MD, PHD
Director, Depression Clinical and Research Program
Associate Chief of Psychiatry for Clinical Services, Massachusetts General Hospital
Joyce R. Tedlow Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

DEBORAH BLACKER, MD, SCD
Director, Gerontology Research Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Associate Professor in Epidemiology, Harvard School of Public Health

M. CORNELIA CREMENS, MD, MPH
Geriatric Psychiatrist, MGH Senior Health
Geriatric Psychopharmacologist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor in Psychiatry and Medicine, Harvard Medical School

GREGORY L. FRICCHIONE, MD
Associate Chief of Psychiatry, Director, Division of Psychiatry and Medicine Director, Benson-Henry Institute for MindBody Medicine, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School

UMA NAIDOO,MD
Staff Psychiatrist, Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
Professional Chef & Culinary Instructor

ANDREW A. NIERENBERG, MD
Associate Director, Depression Clinical and Research Program, Director, Bipolar Clinical and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital
Professor of Psychiatry Harvard Medical School

ANTHONY P. WEINER, MD
Director, Outpatient Geriatric Psychiatry Massachusetts General Hospital
Instructor in Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School
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