Fear of Unknown Underlies Many Anxiety Disorders

Many types of anxiety disorders such as panic disorder, social anxiety disorder and specific phobias, share a common underlying feature: increased sensitivity to uncertain threat, or fear of the unknown, according to a new study at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC).


Stephanie Gorka

Stephanie Gorka PhD

Dr. Stephanie Gorka is a clinical psychologist, research Assistant Professor, and Associate Director of the UIC Recovery Clinic. She completed both her doctoral degree and clinical psychology inter ...

K. Luan Phan

K. Luan Phan MD

Dr. K. Luan Phan is the UI CDR Endowed Professor, Director of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Research Program (MADRP) and Associate Head for Clinical and Translational Research in the Department of ...