Understanding emotional disorders

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Emotions like anxiety, sadness, and anger are everyday experiences for most people.  Emotional disorders are diagnosed when emotions are persistently out of control.  In these cases, emotions typically are unusually strong, unpredictable, or prolonged.  And they tend to be disruptive at school, at work, or in social relationships.  Our research group investigates the origins, temporal course, and classification of emotional disorders.  We concentrate on anxiety disorders, depressive disorders, and borderline personality disorder.  Our objective is to advance our knowledge of emotional disorders in ways that will ultimately help reduce the enormous personal suffering and societal burden that accompany these conditions.