The Anxiety and Depression Research Center (ARC) at Southern Methodist University (SMU) specializes in basic and applied
research of anxiety, mood, and affect dysregulation disorders. Current research includes investigations of novel treatment approaches for anxiety and depression, biomarkers in anxiety disorders and chronic disease (asthma), fear extinction mechanisms of exposure therapy, and mediators and moderators in individuals with affective dysregulations, including non-suicidal self-injury.
11/17 Doctoral student Anni Hasratian presented “Because I’m Happy: Positive Feedback Increases Valence Ratings of Neutral Faces” at the 2017 Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies Convention
9/17 Juliet Kroll presented findings from her master's thesis at the ISARP meeting in Lille, France. The talk was Hippocampal Metabolites in Asthma: A Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy Study.
8/17 Doctoral students Anni Hasratian, Divya Kumar and Hannah Nordberg join the Anxiety and Depression Research Center and the Center for Biobehavioral Research at SMU
6/17 Doctoral student Natalie Tunnell presents "Physiological and Experiential Responding During Exposure for Panic Disorder" at the 2017 Association of Contextual Behavioral Sciences World Conference in Seville, Spain.
3/17 Doctoral student, Andres Roque presents "Does D-Cycloserine Facilitate the Effects of CBT in Homework-Compliant Patients with Social Anxiety Disorder?" at 2017 Anxiety and Depression Association of America Conference
11/16 Dr. Meuret's research on cortisol and fear augmentation featured in the
Wall Street Journal [pdf]
10/16 Study on "High cortisol awakening response and cortisol levels moderate exposure-based psychotherapy success" covered in TIME Magazine and The Huffington Post
10/16 Doctoral student, Natalie Tunnell presents "Pathways of Multidimensional Change during In-Vivo Exposure in Panic Disorder" at ABCT in New York
10/1 Congratulations to our doctoral student Juliet Kroll for being selected as a Travel Awardee for the 2016 Laureate Institute for Brain Research (LIBR) Interoception Summit (http://www.isummit2016.org/)
9/16 Undergraduate research assistants Candace Johnson and Rebecca Kim are awarded the Hamilton Undergraduate Research Award.
9/1 The ARC lab participated in the ABCT 2016 Gold Challenge. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6dFVaTkmP8I
7/16 Doctoral students Natalie Tunnell and Andres Roque join Anxiety and Depression Research Center at SMU
8/1 Congratulations to our graduate student Juliet Kroll for being selected recipient of the University of California San Francisco Stress Measurement Network's Pilot Grant, funded by the National Institute of Aging, for a project entitled Stress Activation of Neurocircuits, Hippocampal Metabolites, and Cognitive Function: A Combined fMRI, MRS, and HPA-Axis Function Study. (https://stresscenter.ucsf.edu/)
10/15 - Dr. Meuret and Dr. Ritz receive 4-year $2 million NIH U grant to develop pediatric asthma monitor in collaboration with investigators at U-Maryland [news release]
10/15 - Congratulations to Juliet Kroll on her Award for Excellence in Student Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology in Seville/Spain
6/15 - Congratulation to our freshman research assistant Stephen Chamberlain for his first, first-authored publication on the Flight-Flight Response. Way to go, Stephen!
3/15 - Publication on "High cortisol awakening response and cortisol levels moderate exposure-based psychotherapy success" is now In Press in Psychoneuroendocrinology. Congrats Ana, Thomas, and Alicia!
5/15 - Congratulations Noelle on your first-author publication on "Investigating the role of self-disgust in non-suicidal self-injury" in Archives of Suicide Research.
1/15 - Dr. Meuret has started her term as president of the International Society for the Advancement of Respiratory Psychophysiology (ISARP).