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Wayne Health’s Stress, Trauma, and Anxiety Research Clinic (STARC – www.starclab.org) is part of the general psychiatry clinics of the Wayne State University School of Medicine department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neurosciences. STARC’s mission is to bring clinical insight to research and to advance clinical services through leading edge research knowledge. Our clinical work is mainly focused on anxiety and trauma-related disorders, and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in civilians, health care workers, first responders, law enforcement, refugees or victims of torture or human trafficking. Our providers use medication therapy, psychotherapy, exercise and lifestyle modification to help patients achieve their full capacity for a fulfilling life.
Anyone who has gone through a life-threatening event can get PTSD. These events can include combat, sexual or physical violence, serious accidents, and natural disasters. Many people who go through a traumatic event don’t get PTSD. It isn’t clear why some people get PTSD and others don’t.
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Physicians and researchers at Wayne Health are also faculty members of the Wayne State University School of Medicine who conduct research and clinical studies. This makes the latest treatments and clinical trials available to you sooner than other health providers without a medical school affiliation.
STARC research is focused on understanding the epidemiology, neurobiology (genetics and epigenetics, brain imaging, inflammation) and environmental triggers of trauma and stress in adults and children, and intergenerational transfer of trauma, specifically among refugees. We study the use of advanced technologies of telemedicine and augmented reality, as well as body-based interventions, such as dance and movement therapies, in treatment of anxiety and trauma.
For more information, please visit the links below at the WSU School of Medicine.