Nov. 1, 2018

The roots of anxiety


Recent research is shedding new light on the tangled web of genetic and environmental factors that contribute to anxiety disorders. Through the emerging field of epigenetics, researchers are now considering not only what the genetic indicators are, but how some of them may actually change over time.

Watch this webinar to find out what we know so far about the factors contributing to anxiety disorders and how advancing our understanding could help us predict who is at risk, as well as better target treatments for those already suffering.


Dr. Paul Arnold, MD, PhD, is a professor in the Cumming School of Medicine, Departments of Psychiatry and Medical Genetics. He is Director of the Mathison Centre for Mental Health Research & Education, a member of the Hotchkiss Brain Institute and the Alberta Innovates Health Solutions Translational Health Chair in Child and Youth Mental Health. Paul’s research areas include obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), anxiety disorders, child and adolescent mental health, genetics and neurobiology. He is also a child and adolescent psychiatrist who works at the Alberta Children's Hospital assessing and treating children and adolescents with OCD. 

Recorded on November 1, 2018