Thomas G. Adams, Ph.D.

Research 

Improving the understanding of and treatments for anxiety and related disorders

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Mechanisms of CBT and CBT Augmentation

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is among the most effective ways to treat disordered anxiety. However, treatments have a number of important limitations. My primary research focus is on improving our understanding of the mechanisms of CBT for disordered anxiety and developing ways to then augment these mechanisms to improve treatment. 
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Cognition and Emotion

Abnormalities of basic cognitive and emotional processes are implicated in the etiology and maintenance of various anxiety and related disorders. Much of my descriptive work has centered on improving our understanding of how cognitive and emotional factors interact to affect one another and determine how these processes synergistically affect anxious symptomatology.
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Publications

Colleagues and I have published more than 40 research papers and book chapters, most of which can be downloaded for free here. Learn More 


Presentations

I regularly present my research at national conferences. PDF copies of most presentations can be found by selecting below. Learn More 


Grants

I have been incredibly fortunate to have my research funded by government and not for profit organizations. Learn More