A new study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS) shows that learning about safety can successfully reduce fear responding, with important implications for treating anxiety disorders.
Many patients with cognitive impairment have anxiety or depression, but standard treatments are difficult for people with memory issues. So, Dr. Dimitris Kiosses, Associate Professor of Psychology in Clinical Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medical College, developed a novel approach focusing on solving tangible problems that fuel feelings of sadness and hopelessness. The approach is one of several new psychotherapies to treat anxiety and depression in people with cognitive impairments, including early to moderate dementia.
The Immersive Media in Medicine Symposium, held on October 24th and 25 brought together students, researchers and clinicians from Weill Cornell Medicine, Cornell University, and Cornell Tech. The symposium focused on translational research in immersive media (augmented and virtual reality) for use in medicine and healthcare education. Attendeeshad the opportunity to present recent work, learn about funding opportunities, and initiate collaborations.