For many, the holiday season produces stress and anxiety that can amplify behavioral problems and lead to depression or uncharacteristic behavior. UCLA has experts who can help explain the issues.
Ian Cook, director of depression research at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA, is an expert on the diagnosis and treatment of depression.
Timothy Fong, co-director of the UCLA Impulse Control Disorders Clinic, comments regularly on issues related to compulsive behavior, depression and psychotherapy.
Emanuel Maidenberg, clinical coordinator for the UCLA Anxiety Disorders Program, is an expert on coping with stress and anxiety related to events like job loss, financial instability and violence.