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We work to improve the understanding and treatment of anxiety disorders. We currently focus on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) and Social Anxiety Disorder (Social Phobia).

Oxford centre for anxiety disorders and trauma prof david clark and prof anke ehlers Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma
A therapy session and an experimental study

The Oxford Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma (OxCADAT) aims to improve understanding of the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders and develop more effective and efficient psychological therapies. Past successes of the Centre’s research team, which is led by Professor David M Clark and Professor Anke Ehlers, include developing specialised forms of cognitive therapy that are now recommended by NICE as first line treatments for panic disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder and social anxiety disorder.

Pure genius with a real-world application - American Psychological Association Awards Committee

The Centre currently focuses on further enhancing and disseminating its treatments for PTSD and social anxiety disorder. It supports a closely integrated programme of psychopathology studies, treatment development work and randomized controlled trials. We work closely with the Centre for Anxiety Disorders and Trauma in London, founded by Professors Clark, Ehlers and Salkovskis in 2000.


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