11/4/2021 Grands Rounds
Neuroticism and Disorders of Emotion: A New Synthesis
|David H. Barlow, Ph.D., ABPP
Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry Emeritus, Boston University; Founder of the Center for Anxiety and Related Disorders, Boston University
In this session, Dr. Barlow will describe an approach to trauma related anxiety, depression and other disorders, now conceptualized as “emotional disorders”. These are so named because of their shared underlying dimensions, uncovered by the study of traits or temperaments. Central to this approach is a functional model of emotional disorders describing common factors that account for the development and maintenance of these conditions based largely, but not exclusively, on the temperament of neuroticism. The presentation will conclude with a description and supporting data on a unified transdiagnostic treatment approach for the full range of emotional disorders directly targeting the underlying temperament of neuroticism and associated temperamental characteristics.