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Rockefeller University researchers are changing the face of drug addiction treatment

...within the system, says Kellogg, who is a clinical psychologist in Kreek's laboratory "We are hoping this study, which describes the experience of using contingency management from the vantage point of each group of participants, will inspire other people to think that this is something that they might want to br...

Exercise, stress management show physiological benefits for heart patients

...modifying psychosocial factors," said Duke medical psychologist James Blumenthal, Ph.D., lead author of a study appearing in the April 6, 2005 issue of the Journal of the American Medical Society. The trial was supported by a $4.3 million grant from the National Institutes of Health. "Our results suggest that exe...

Money doesn't buy happiness - - except when disability strikes

...h Services Research & Development Center and a U-M psychologist and internal medicine research investigator. Ubel directs, and Smith is a member of, the U-M Center for Behavioral and Decision Sciences in Medicine. They note that research has already shown that psychological well-being, or lack of it, can affect p...

Certain weight control behaviors may precipitate obesity among adolescent girls

...n Psychological Association (APA). In this study, psychologist Eric Stice, Ph.D., of the University of Texas at Austin and co-authors found that 496 adolescent girls (11-15 year olds) who used radical weight-control, were depressed and had obese parents were more likely to become obese. On the other hand, the au...

Abnormal lung cancer screening results may help smokers quit

...ng cancer. According to Matthew M. Clark, Ph.D., a psychologist working with the investigative team, they found that the more abnormal screenings a smoker received, the more likely they were to quit and remain smoke free at the end of three years. After the third annual follow-up visit, 42 percent of baseline smo...

Alcohol magnifies the rewarding effects of smoking, even for light smokers

..., the heavier the smoking," said Andrea C. King, a psychologist and associate professor in the department of psychiatry at the University of Chicago, and first author of the study. "Prior to our study, research examining alcohol's effects on smoking urge included direct smoking 'cues,' such as having smokers hol...

Child sex abuse policy recommendations published in Science magazine

EUGENE, Ore. -- A University of Oregon psychologist is calling for the creation of a new national institute on child abuse and interpersonal violence in a major policy article published in the April 22 issue of the journal Science. Jennifer Freyd , an authority on trauma, is the lead author of "The S...

Program for abdominal and pelvic health offered at Rush University Medical Center

...ducation on overall health, as well as access to a psychologist to address the stresses of living with a physical ...eila Dugan; physical therapist Vonna Karoghlanian; psychologist Dr. Laurie Keefer, and radiologists Dr. Steven Archibald, Dr. Virginia Schreiner and Dr. Claire Smit...

Patients with pituitary gland tumors are often misdiagnosed

... of height and prolactin for milk production. CINN psychologist Dino Kostas said pituitary tumor patients have unique concerns, such as loss of vision, that require a different approach. He emphasized that an educational seminar is a great way to allay patient fears while allowing patients to ask questions of any...

Perceived discrimination linked to coronary artery calcification

...ascular outcomes," said Ten Lewis, Ph.D., a health psychologist in preventive medicine at Rush University Medical Center, Chicago. "Discrimination appears to be a stressor that has particular relevance for the health of African-American women." Previous research has suggested that social status stressors in the...

Therapy to overcome fears helps children with obsessive-compulsive disorder

... OCD, says Jonathan Abramowitz, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic psychologist and lead researcher on the study. The study is pub..." says Stephen Whiteside, Ph.D., Mayo Clinic child psychologist and coauthor of the study. "That's because children learn skills in therapy that no one can ever tak...

Some primary care residents feel unprepared to provide preventive counseling

...letely comfortable," says Elyse Park, PhD, the MGH psychologist who led the study. "They also may find it hard to bring up such matters in patient visits that have so many competing priorities and time constraints." The study examined data from a comprehensive survey of medical residents taken in 1998 with the ...

Integrated chemical-dependency and mental-health treatment best for adolescents

...tice," concurred Michael Dennis, a senior research psychologist at Chestnut Health Systems. "Moreover, many medium to small urban and rural communities have no psychiatrist specializing in child and adolescent psychiatry. Adult psychiatrics and mental-health professionals tend to focus on common internalizing d...

UCLA study tackles aging issues of adults with developmental disabilities

...ofessor at the University of La Verne and research psychologist at Casa Colina Centers for Rehabilitation. The research team studied 201 adults with disabilities who were living in non-institutional settings without nursing care. Their ages ranged from 19 to 79. The study aimed to test whether a comprehensive a...

Psychologist: Make culture part of the new collaborative science

...rring questions, a University of Wisconsin-Madison psychologist will announce to attendees (May 27) at the 17th Annual Convention of the American Psychology Society in Los Angeles. Academic fields are rapidly converging to form emerging hybrids with tongue-twisting names such as psychoneuroimmunology. But, Ryff s...

Short on time, long on feeling: Study suggests deadlines intensify emotions

...cohort. What accounts for the difference, wondered psychologist Ursina Teuscher: Wisdom gained with the gathering years? A shift in values thanks to greater life experience? Or, is it a keener sense of time a precious and, of necessity, diminishing resource? To test the notion that time limits and approaching en...

Home-based intervention increases physical activity in breast cancer survivors

...hD, lead author of the Moving Forward study, staff psychologist at The Miriam Hospital, and associate professor at Brown Medical School. "In addition, some breast cancer survivors report somatic complaints such as chronic fatigue, weight gain and difficulty sleeping that linger for months or years after the end...

Researchers discover 'window on the brain' that could help treat disorders

...as announced today (June 20). University of Oregon psychologist Don Tucker says signals of electrical activity in the human brain become distorted when they pass through the skull, much like light through frosted glass. Measurements of brain activity using electrodes attached to the skull, such as an EEG (electro...

Survey shows that physicians are more religious than expected

... scientists date back to a landmark 1916 survey by psychologist James Leuba that documented widespread disbelief. Leuba found that only 40 percent of scientists believed in a personal God, 15 percent were uncertain and 45 percent disbelieved. Surveys published in Nature in 1997 and 1998, showed little change s...

Strong magnetic fields aid severe depression

...taking part in electro-shock suffered memory loss, psychologist Svenja Schulze-Rauschenbach confirmed. Even so, magnetic stimulation is not a miracle cure, since, like electro-shock, it is not a lasting cure for depression. The patients still have to continue to be treated afterwards with other methods. 'TMS is j...

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