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John H. Krystal, M.D.
February 01, 2011

Many people are troubled by thoughts and feelings that they do not feel comfortable sharing with their friends or family members. The inability to share these thoughts and feelings can make people feel isolated, unsupported and ashamed...

Mental health professionals are specifically trained to help people feel comfortable in sharing their difficult thoughts and feelings and to provide feedback and sometimes homework exercises that help many people feel better afterwards. Overall, people who have problems with tension and anxiety that are interfering with their life find it helpful to talk to a therapist.

John H. Krystal, M.D.
Scientific Council Member
Chair, Department of Psychiatry, Yale University

TAGS: Anxiety
Rachel G. Klein, Ph.D., Scientific Council Member, 1995 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee, 2004 Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child & Adolescent Psychiatric Research, Professsor of Psychiatry, New York University Child Study Center, Expert on Childhood mental illnesses including ADHD and anxiety
Q In your time on the Scientific Council, what is the most promising area of brain and behavior research you’ve seen?
A Two areas appear most promising. One is that great progress has been made... More >
John H. Krystal, M.D.
Q How can a doctor or counselor help me feel less afraid or tense?
A Many people are troubled by thoughts and feelings that they do not feel... More >