Thursday, Apr. 01, 2010

Edna Foa

Age: 72
Occupation: Psychologist
Previous TIME 100 Appearances: 0

Foa is known for her intensive treatments of obsessive-compulsive and posttraumatic-stress disorders, in which she asks patients to confront their traumatic experiences or negative stimuli head-on. By shocking their systems with constant exposure in an aggressive but controlled way, she's creating a reliable and much replicated way of treating anxiety disorders.