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2011

Medscape Medical News reports on a new study, led by Daniel Weintraub, MD, which shows that the same brain regions that undergo atrophy in Alzheimer's disease are also seen in cognitive decline related to Parkinson's disease (PD).
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Research led by David Mandell, ScD., associate professor in Psychiatry and Pediatrics, was discussed in a Los Angeles Times article looking at adults with undiagnosed autism.
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Local NPR affiliate WHYY Newsradio interviewed Martin Franklin, PhD, director of the Child/Adolescent OCD, Tics, Trichotillomania and Anxiety Group at Penn, to learn the medical facts behind Tourette’s syndrome.
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Research by David Dinges, PhD, Chief of the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology, was discussed in a Scienceline.com article about drowsiness detection technologies in cars.
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Researchers, led by Daniel Weintraub, MD, say they've spotted brain abnormalities that may be linked to dementia in people with Parkinson's disease, HealthDay news syndicate reports. Coverage of the study, which was published in the journal Archives of Neurology, also appeared in US News and World Report, Doctor's Lounge, iVillage.com and Health.com.
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An MRI scan that detects atrophy patterns in the brains of Alzheimer's patients also can detect cognitive decline in Parkinson's patients, McKnight's Long Term Care News reports. The study, which was led by Daniel Weintraub, MD, was published online in the journal Brain.
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Steven Berkowitz, MD, director, Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery, spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer about the impact court proceedings may have on abuse victims.
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Michael E. Thase, MD, professor of Psychiatry, spoke with Reuters Health about patient response to antidepressant use.
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In an interview with WHYY Newsworks, C. Neill Epperson, MD, director, Penn Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness, talks about depression treatment during pregnancy.
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In an interview with USA Today, Tom Wadden, PhD, director of the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, talked about insurance reimbursement for obesity treatment and weight-loss options.
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David Dinges, PhD, chief of Sleep and Chronobiology at the University of Pennsylvania’s Perelman School of Medicine, discussed the ability to change one's circadian clock in a New York Times article about becoming a morning person.
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Wall Street Journal's Health Blog mentions work by Chris Pierce, PhD, which is the first to show that the chemical effects of cocaine abuse can reach across succeeding generations to cause a beneficial change, by altering how genes are controlled without actually changing the genes themselves.
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USA Today reports on a new study, led by Tom Wadden, PhD, which finds that physicians, with the aid of their medical assistants and meal-replacement plans, can help obese people lose and keep off 10 pounds over two years. The results were published in the New England Journal of Medicine and coverage has appeared in the Philadelphia Inquirer, Washington Post, Los Angeles Times, Medpage Today and Family Practice News.
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Robert Berkowitz, MD was quoted in USA Today, regarding a new study suggesting that individuals genetically predisposed to obesity can reduce their odds of piling on the pounds by staying physically active.
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In an Oprah.com article, Richard Summers, MD, clinical associate professor of Psychiatry, talks about coping.
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David Dinges, PhD, professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and chief of the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology, speaks to a New York Times travel writer about sleeping on long flights.
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Robert Berkowitz, MD, associate professor and senior medical director of the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, was mentioned in a CBS News article discussing new research which suggests that exercise can help keep those with the “obesity gene” from gaining weight.
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David Sarwer, PhD was quoted in a Wall Street Journal report about the increase in elective cosmetic procedures among patients age 65 and older.
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The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on a study published this month in the Archives of General Psychiatry, in which a team co-led by Paul M. Grant, PhD and supervised by Aaron T Beck, MD, reported that cognitive therapy helped schizophrenic patients.
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Philip Gehrman, PhD, CBSM spoke with Oprah.com about ways to synchronize our body clock to the earth's 24-hour cycle, using external cues to help combat against the biological factors that make us feel tired and sluggish in the morning.
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Three labs at the Perelman School of Medicine have come together using electrophysiological, anatomical, and immunohistochemical approaches to understand how schizophrenia works at the cellular level. The Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences reported on the findings of this study, which was led by Gregory Carlson, PhD.
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A study by Penn researchers, including Aaron T. Beck, MD and Paul M. Grant, PhD, found that people with severe schizophrenia who have been isolated, withdrawn and considered beyond help can learn to become more active, social and employable by engaging in a type of talk therapy that was invented to treat depression, the New York Times reports.
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Deborah Kim, MD, director of the Perinatal Program at Penn Center for Women's Behavioral Wellness, joined ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent Dr. Richard Besser for a twitter chat focused on post-partum depression.
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Reuters Health reported on a study appearing in the Journal of the American Medical Association, led by Martin Franklin, PhD, which found that adding cognitive-behavior therapy to maintenance treatment with SSRIs can significantly improve symptoms of OCD in children and adolescents. MedPage Today, HealthDay and Medscape also covered the study.
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David Sarwer, PhD is mentioned in Philadelphia Magazine's Be Well blog regarding a collaboration between CHOP’s craniofacial program and Philadelphia’s Studio Incamminati that is seeking to increase the positive self-image of children and adolescents with craniofacial problems through the art of portrait painting.
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The Philadelphia Inquirer reports on an epigenetics study led by Tracy L. Bale, PhD, an associate professor of Psychiatry in the Perelman School of Medicine which shows that maternal stress during pregnancy may have negative consequences on not only the fetus but also the fetus' children.
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The works of Steven Berkowitz, MD and Edna Foa, PhD were cited in a WHYY Radio/NPR report about the progress made towards understanding Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder after 9/11.
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In Psychology Today, James Coyne, PhD examines evidence claiming that 'virtual trauma' from watching media coverage of 9/11 could elicit posttraumatic stress reactions and persist in the absence of a direct exposure to events.
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James Coyne, PhD, a professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, is quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer article discussing the concept of "the positive side of trauma and grief".
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David Sarwer, PhD, an associate professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, spoke about psychological repercussions in a New York Times report about septuagenarians, octogenarians and nonagenarians undergoing elective plastic surgery.
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Aaron T. Beck, MD, emeritus professor of Psychiatry and director of the Aaron T. Beck Psychopathology Research Center, is featured in a column by Art Carey in The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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Charles P. O'Brien, MD, PhD, professor and vice-chair of Psychiatry and the director of the Center for Studies in Addiction, was interviewed extensively for Time.com’s “Healthland” blog regarding alcoholism, withdrawal and detox.
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In an interview with the Huffington Post, Mahendra Bhati, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Psychiatry, commented on antidepressant use among undiagnosed Americans.
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Steven Berkowitz, MD was interviewed in an MSNBC.com article about a new study which showed that a medication commonly used to treat post-traumatic stress disorder in combat veterans may not be effective in reducing overall PTSD severity.
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WHYY Radio followed one Penn patient's battle with treatment-resistent depression. The patient was part of a Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) trial, led by John O'Reardon, MD, associate professor of Psychiatry, with Gordon Baltuch, MD, professor of Neurosurgery and Mahendra Bhati, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Psychiatry.
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A new study, conducted by a team of researchers including Wade Berrettini, MD, PhD, provides additional support for the genetic basis of eating disorders.
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Tom McLellan, PhD, professor in Psychiatry and director of the Penn Center for Substance Abuse Solutions, was quoted in a Drugfree.org article about Medicaid acceptance in publicly funded facilities that deliver substance use disorder treatment.
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Mahendra Bhati, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Psychiatry was interviewed in an NBC10 report about animal hoarding.
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David Sarwer, PhD commented in a Good Morning America/ABCNews.com report about a new study which found that 33 percent of nose job patients show signs of body dysmorphic disorder, a chronic mental illness characterized by excessive worry over appearance that interferes with daily life.
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For the 4th consecutive year, the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania (HUP) has been ranked among the top 10 hospitals in the nation by U.S.News & World Report, this year ranking 10th out of 17 honoree institutions and nearly 5,000 hospitals nationwide. HUP ranked in the top 20 across 15 of the 16 medical specialties evaluated, including Psychiatry which advanced to number 12.
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Aaron Beck, MD, professor emeritus of Psychiatry, who is widely regarded as the father of cognitive therapy, turns 90 this summer. Psychiatric News uses the occasion to take a look at the man and his career.
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Michael Perlis, PhD, director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program, discusses insomnia and "sleep hygiene" with the Wall Street Journal.
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Steven Berkowitz, MD, director of Penn's Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery, explains to the Philadelphia Inquirer that the instinct to help, even in the face of danger, could be a genetic predisposition.
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David Sarwer, PhD, associate professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Surgery, with the Center for Human Appearance, was interviewed by 6ABC about Casey Anthony's potential plastic surgery options and the psychological impact this surgery could cause.
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The Wall Street Journal highlights a study led by Daniel Weintraub, MD, which shows that, despite warnings about the risks of using antipsychotics to treat older, demented patients, the powerful drugs are routinely prescribed to elderly people with Parkinson's disease. HealthDay via US News, and WebMD.com also covered the story. 
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Michael Grandner, PhD, of the Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology, spoke with Reuters Health about the link between sleep and weight.
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Charles P. O'Brien, MD, PhD, professor of Psychiatry, was quoted in an Medscape article about a study showing that gabapentin may help treat alcohol dependence.
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David Sarwer, PhD was interviewed in an ABC "World News Tonight” segment about the American Medical Association’s position that rampant Photoshopping sends an unhealthy message to America's youth.  Dr. Sarwer also appeared as a featured expert in a WHYY Radio/NPR segment on cosmetic surgery and discussed eating disorders in adulthood with MSNBC.com.
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Steven Berkowitz, MD, associate professor of Clinical Psychiatry and director of the Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery, was a featured expert on a WHYY/NPR Radio segment discussing the effects of violence on children.
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A. Thomas McLellan, PhD, director of the Center for Substance Abuse Solutions in Psychiatry, was featured on the CBS Early Show, speaking about the "war on drugs." Dr. McLellan also discussed drug policy with WHYY's "Radio Times".
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Michael E. Thase, MD commented in a Medscape article on research from the Systematic Treatment Enhancement Program for BD (STEP-BD) study, which found that the number of depressive or manic episodes experienced by patients with bipolar disorder (BD) predicts illness severity.
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The Chronicle of Higher Education profiles Adrian Raine, D.Phil, professor of Criminology, Psychiatry, and Psychology, who has spent a career trying to spot ever-earlier signs of dangerous minds—clues to bad behavior even before a criminal commits a crime.
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James Coyne, PhD, a professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and director of the Behavioral Oncology Program, is quoted in a Los Angeles Times article about the role a patient's outlook plays during cancer treatment.
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A. Thomas McLellan, PhD, director of the Penn Center for Substance Abuse Solutions, was interviewed by the New York Times in an article profiling Dr. Nora D. Volkow, the neuroscientist in charge of the National Institute on Drug Abuse.
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C. Neill Epperson, MD, associate professor of psychiatry and obstetrics and gynecology and director of the Penn Center for Women’s Behavioral Wellness, discusses the value of daycare as a means of curbbing behavioral issues in an MSNBC.com report.
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A. Thomas McLellan, PhD, professor in Psychiatry, was interviewed about the drug policy yesterday on NPR's "On Point with Tom Ashbrook."
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John O'Reardon, MD was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer report about Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a magnetic pulse treatment used to reduce depression with few apparent side effects.
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KYW Radio spoke with Edna Foa, PhD about Prolonged Exposure Therapy as a treatment for veterans suffering from post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD).
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David Sarwer, PhD, associate professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Surgery and researcher at the Center for Human Appearance, is quoted in a Huffington Post piece about the role looks play in our lives.
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Stephen Morse, JD, PhD, professor of Law in Psychiatry, speaks with Time.com about incompetence to stand trial.
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Martin Franklin, MD was interviewed in an ABCNews.com report about trichotillomania, a psychological disorder that causes people to pull out hair from their head and other parts of the body to the extent that it causes patches of baldness.
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Philip Gehrman, PhD, CBSM, clinical director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine program, discusses circadian rhythm in a Palm Beach Post article about the FAA's campaign to prevent air traffic controllers from falling asleep on the job.
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David Sarwer, PhD, an associate professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and Surgery, was quoted in a Wall Street Journal article about the increase in men seeking cosmetic procedures. Dr. Sarwer also spoke with the Detroit Free Press regarding the effects of bariatric surgery on marriage.
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A number of Department of Psychiatry physicians were recognized by Philadelphia Magazine as "Top Doctors" in the region for 2011 - Steven Arnold, MD (Psychiatry); Edward S. Brodkin, MD (Psychiatry); Kyle M. Kampman, MD (Addiction Psychiatry); Anthony L. Rostain, MD, MA (Child and Adolescent Psychiatry); Joel E. Streim, MD (Geriatric Psychiatry); and Michael E. Thase, MD (Psychiatry).
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Charles P. O'Brien, MD, PhD was interviewed by the Los Angeles Times regarding the addition of "hypersexual disorder" and other addictions to the upcoming edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, called DSM-5, scheduled to be published in 2013.
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Research led by Caryn Lerman, PhD was mentioned in a Philadelphia Inquirer article exploring the latest in smoking cessation programs and research.
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David Mandell, ScD spoke to WebMD.com regarding a recent study showing that having a child with autism adversely affects family employment and income. Coverage of the research also appeared in HealthDay and Medscape.
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The LA Times reports on a new study led by Psychiatry resident Laurie B. Gray, MD, which shows that after a normal and expected period of bereavement, most children recover from their grief after losing a parent.
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Anthony Rostain, MD, MA, professor of Psychiatry and director of Education in Psychiatry, tells Comcast Sportsnet that a combination of medication and therapy can stop those with suicidal feelings from carrying them out.


A study led by Caryn Lerman, PhD, which identified a mechanism that explains why people with a particular genetic background may be more prone to relapse when they try to quit smoking was highlighted by Time.com, WebMD, Cosmos magazine, and by CBS News affiliates in cities around the nation.
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David Mandell, ScD, associate professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, and associate director of the Center for Autism Research, is interviewed on a Phoenix radio statio, KTAR-FM, discussing the economic burden of caring for an autistic child.

 

A. Thomas McLellan, PhD, director of the Center for Substance Abuse Solutions, spoke with Alcoholism & Drug Abuse Weekly regarding substance abuse recovery services.
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A study providing the first potential treatment for menopause-related cognition deficits, led by C. Neill Epperson, MD, director of Penn's Women's Behavioral Wellness program, was featured on NBC10.

 

Steven Berkowitz, MD, an associate professor of clinical Psychiatry, who has extensively studied managing fear and psychological recovery from terrorism and disasters, was interviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer and MSNBC.com regarding psychological reactions to Bin Laden's death.
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David Sarwer, PhD, director of clinical services at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, spoke to USA Today about research indicating that obesity is associated with reduced sexual functioning and sexual quality of life.
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A program promoting exercise and other healthy lifestyle habits that can help prevent chronic disease proved effective for black American couples in which one partner has HIV and the other does not, a new study finds. The Philadelphia trial site was led by John B. Jemmott III, PhD. Coverage appeared in U.S. News and World Report, Health Day, Medscape and MedPage Today.
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Thomas McLellan, PhD, formerly the No. 2 White House drug policy official and now director of the Center for Substance Abuse Solutions at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania was interviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer, regarding the national campaign against the abuse of prescription drugs.
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The Daily Pennsylvanian reports on research findings by psychology professor David Dinges, PhD, recommending nine hours of sleep each night for the average healthy person.
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In a Windsor Star article, Kelly Allison, PhD discussed night eating syndrome - a phenomenon where people consume at least one-quarter of their daily calories after the evening meal. Albert J. Stunkard, MD first described night eating syndrome in 1955 as a peculiar pattern of food intake among certain obese patients.
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Michael Perlis, PhD, director of the Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program, is featured in a Real Simple magazine article about how to sleep well.
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The work of David Dinges, PhD, head of the Sleep and Chronobiology Laboratory and professor of Psychiatry, was featured in a New York Times Magazine article about the effects of sleep deprivation.
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Phil Gehrman, PhD, CBSM, clinical director of Behavioral Sleep Medicine in Psychiatry, appeared on ABC's Good Morning America and World News Tonight segments about issues surrounding sleepy air traffic controllers.
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Steven Arnold, MD, director of the Penn Memory Center, was interviewed in a Philadelphia Inquirer report about the FDA's review of the association between cholesterol-lowering statins and memory loss.
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Every week, the ABC News Medical Unit holds an online Twitter chat about a selected health topic, hosted by correspondent Dr. Richard Besser. On April 12, 2011, Phil Gehrman, PhD, CBSM, Clinical Director, Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program at Penn Medicine, joined the discussion about sleep.
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Anthony Rostain, MD, MA, director of the office of education and associate professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics is quoted in a Health.com report on the challenge for the approximately 10 million U.S. adults with ADHD to maintain focus.
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John B. Jemmott, III, PhD, professor of Communication and Psychiatry, was quoted in a Philadelphia Inquirer report on Mayor Nutter's new campaign against sexually transmitted diseases.
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Two JAMA reports, co-authored by Thomas McLellan, PhD, director of the new Center for Substance Abuse Solutions, show a drastic shift in prescribing patterns impacting the magnitude of opioid substance abuse in America.
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Edna Foa, PhD, director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety, is quoted in an Austin-American Statesman article about a new eye track test for PTSD.
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Phil Gehrman, PhD, CBSM, assistant professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, discussed children's sleep problems with ABCnews.com.
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David Sarwer, PhD, director of Clinical Services for Penn Medicine's Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, discussed the food labeling laws with the Philadelphia Daily News.
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Four Seasons Magazine looks at the impact travel has on sleep, citing a Penn Medicine study by the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology which found that "even when you get in extra hours of catch-up sleep, you will still have a sleep 'debt' that impacts alertness and performance."

 

U.S. News & World Report has ranked the top regional hospitals in 52 U.S. metro areas with populations of one million or more. In the Philadelphia metropolitan area, HUP came out on top with Pennsylvania Hospital tied for number five on the list with Hanhemann University Hospital, and Penn Presbyterian Medical Center at number 12, reported 6ABC and Fox Good Day.
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A. Thomas McLellan, director of the Center for Substance Abuse Solutions in Psychiatry, is interviewed by MSNBC.com for an article about "Drugs to Mugs," a documentary by law enforcement officials to show teens a collection of faces before people were ravaged by meth, heroin and/or cocaine, along with the after-effects of the drugs.
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John O'Reardon, MD, associate professor of Psychiatry and director of Penn Medicine's TMS Treatment Program appeared on a FOX affiliate in Austin, Texas report about transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS).

 

David Dinges, PhD, chief of the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology and editor of the journal SLEEP, was interviewed in a WebMD.com article about the effect of sleep deprivation on the brain.
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C. Neill Epperson, MD, director of Women's Behavioral Wellness in Psychiatry, was quoted in a Reuters Health article which reported that an ADHD medication may improve subjective attention and reduce memory difficulties in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women.
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For the second consecutive year, the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania ranks #2 among research-oriented medical schools in the United States, according to U.S.News & World Report’s annual survey.
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Steven Berkowitz, MD, director of the Penn Center for Youth and Family Trauma Response and Recovery, is interviewed by 6ABC about the psychological impact of the devastation in Japan.
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Phil Gehrman, PhD, CBSM, clinical director of Penn Medicine's Behavioral Sleep Medicine program, was interviewed by ABCNews.com about the effects of daylight saving time on sleep.
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Mathias Basner, MD, MS, MSc, an assistant professor of Sleep and Chronobiology in Psychiatry, was quoted in a Wired Magazine article about brain activity during sleep.
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The Philadelphia Inquirer mentions that Wade Berrettini, MD, PhD will be participating in the upcoming Philadelphia Science Festival, speaking at a panel lecture about genetic variants that can contribute to addiction.
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Michael Grandner, PhD, of the Center for Sleep and Circadian Neurobiology, was interviewed by ABC World News Tonight with Diane Sawyer about sleep deprivation and unintentionally falling asleep.
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David Sarwer, PhD, associate professor of Psychology in Psychiatry and director of Clinical Services at the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, is interviewed by CBS3 for a story looking at a new fad diet: the baby food diet.
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Research led by Caryn Lerman, PhD is highlighted in a Wall Street Journal story about the FDA's consideration of eliminating the warning to avoid long-term use of nicotine-replacement patches and gums.
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A cover story and series of articles in the March/April issue of the Penn Gazette report that a remarkable collection of Penn scientists is attacking the merciless affliction known as Alzheimer’s, along with other neurodegenerative diseases. More than a dozen Penn Alzheimer's experts are highlighted, including Steven Arnold, MD.
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David Dinges, PhD, Chief of the Division of Sleep and Chronobiology and professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, was interviewed in a Philadelphia Inquirer article looking at fatigue and ways to detect sleepiness.
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A. Thomas McLellan, PhD, director of the Center for Substance Abuse Solutions, was quoted in an MSNBC.com article about the damage that can occur within months from using meth, heroin or cocaine.
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Adrian Raine, D.Phil, professor of Criminology, Psychiatry, and Psychology, was interviewed on CNN.com's Paging Dr. Gupta about freedom of will.
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John O'Reardon, MD, associate professor of Psychiatry, discussed transcranial magnetic stimulation as a treatment for chronic severe depression with the Delaware News Journal.
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Mahendra Bhati, MD, assistant professor of Clinical Psychiatry, appeared in a 6ABC special report looking at object and animal hoarding.
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The Penn Behavioral Sleep Medicine Program was mentioned in a Good Morning America story about natural remedies for chronic sleep problems. Coverage also appeared on ABCNews.com.
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Researchers in the Department of Psychiatry, under the direction of Karl Rickels, MD and Irwin Lucki, PhD, have spent more than a decade researching and testing a new treatment for depression. The drug became the first new medicine to treat depression in more than a decade when it received FDA approval in January.
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Edna Foa, PhD and Elna Yadin, PhD were quoted in an O Magazine article which looks at the role of MDMA (the active ingredient in the street drug Ecstasy) as a potential PTSD treatment.
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Johnny O'Reardon, MD, associate professor of Psychiatry, appeared on Fox29 discussing Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a depression treatment offered at Penn Medicine that helps patients who may not receive benefit from medications or therapy.

 

The Daily Pennsylvanian reports that David Dinges, PhD and Mathias Basner, MD, MS, MSc are among a group of American scientists tasked with measuring the impact of isolation and confinement of a team of astronauts to "understand the effects of long-duration space travel" on human behavior.
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C. Neill Epperson, MD was interviewed by the Delaware News Journal in an article looking at the impact that losing a best friend, soul mate, or lifelong companion has on a person's health.
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A. Thomas McLellan, PhD spoke with the Houston Chronicle about the growing national epidemic accidental prescription drug overdoses.
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In a story about plastic surgery repeat procedures, W Magazine quotes David Sarwer, PhD, an associate professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, who investigates the prevalence of Body Dysmorphic Disorder among cosmetic surgery patients.
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Michael Grandner, PhD, sleep researcher at the Center for Sleep and Respiratory Neurobiology, was quoted in a PennLive.com article looking at foods that can actually help you sleep.
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Mary Anne Layden, PhD, director of sexual trauma and psychopathology at the Center for Cognitive Therapy in Psychiatry, spoke with the Philadelphia Inquirer about protecting women from the damages and ravages of prostitution.
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KYW Radio reported on research being performed by Penn Medicine that is looking at finding a way to diagnose Alzheimer's disease sooner.
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John O’Reardon, MD, associate professor of Psychiatry, provides recommendations for combatting Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) on WHYY's Radio Times.
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WHYY interviewed David Sarwer, PhD, clinical director of the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, about the impact menu calorie counts have had on diners' choices.
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David Sarwer, PhD commented in an MSNBC.com article on a new study that suggests eating a big breakfast may cause weight gain.
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Steven E. Arnold, MD, director of the Penn Memory Center, commented in a WHYY Radio report about the use of a new imaging test to determine if a patient has Alzheimer's disease.
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The Concord Monitor interviewed Michael Thase, MD about transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) as a treatment for resistent depression.
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Michael Thase, MD spoke with Reuters Health regarding reports that people with long-lasting depression may benefit from talk therapy when other treatment methods such as antidepressant drugs alone aren't working.
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Mahendra T. Bhati, MD was quoted in a Daily Pennsylvanian article about Penn Medicine's role as a national testing site for the DSM-5 trials.
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Robert Schnoll, PhD, associate professor of Psychology in Psychiatry, speaks with NBC10 about the challenges of New Year's resolutions to quit smoking.
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Robert Berkowitz, MD, associate professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics with the Center for Weight and Eating Disorders, spoke with CBS3 about new USDA guidelines for school lunches.
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Stephen J. Morse, a professor of Law and Psychiatry, discusses the insanity defense in a New York Times report about the mental health of the Arizona gunman, Jared L. Loughner.
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Anthony Rostain, MD wrote a letter to the editor published in the Philadelphia Inquirer about the young man who is accused of shooting Congressperson Gabrielle Giffords and others in Arizona.
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David Mandell, ScD and Mahendra T. Bhati, MD were interviewed by WHYY Radio regarding upcoming revisions to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.
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The Philadelphia Inquirer reports that Mahendra T. Bhati, MD will lead the field trials at Penn Medicine for the forthcoming edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, or DSM-5.
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Bucks County Courier Times and MSNBC.com report that 105 Philadelphia area senior citizens are participating in a Penn Memory Center resilience study, led by Steven E. Arnold, MD, that looks at the impact of stress on aging brain function.
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Penn Medicine has been selected as one of seven adult field trial sites to test proposed diagnostic criteria for the American Psychiatric Association's (APA) fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM). Mahendra T. Bhati, MD will lead the field trials at Penn Medicine.
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Philadelphia Magazine spoke with Philip Gehrman, PhD, CBSM, assistant professor of Psychiatry, about Seasonal Affective Disorder remedies.
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HealthDay News and MedPage Today report on a new study, led by Teresa Franklin, PhD, which found that two drugs that help people stop smoking -- bupropion and varenicline -- may change the way the brain reacts to seeing someone else smoke.
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Edna Foa, PhD, one of the world's experts on treating PTSD and director of the Center for the Treatment and Study of Anxiety is profiled on the front page of Sunday's Philadelphia Inquirer.
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Tom Wadden, PhD and David Sarwer, PhD were mentioned in a Philadelphia Inquirer article about the recent FDA advisory panel recommending allowing doctors to use the Lap-Band in thinner, but still obese patients.
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