David Tolin, PhD

Bio

Dr. Tolin, a Sharecare expert, is Director of the Center for Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy at the Institute of Living in Hartford, CT. He is also Adjunct Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Tolin has been featured on several TV programs about mental disorders, including "Hoarders" and "The OCD Project," as well as numerous appearances on the Oprah Winfrey Show, the Dr. Oz Show, and others. Dr. Tolin has authored nearly 200 scientific articles, chapters, and books, including "Buried in Treasures: Help for Compulsive Acquiring, Saving, and Hoarding."

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  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    WEDNESDAY, July 23, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Children and teens who lose a parent might face an increased risk of an early death in adulthood, a new study suggests.

    People who were children or teens when a parent died had a 50 percent greater risk of death durin...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, July 22, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People who suffer long-term sleep problems after a divorce are at risk for a rise in blood pressure, a new study suggests.

    Previous research has linked divorce to major health problems and even early death, but few stud...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    FRIDAY, July 18 (HealthDay News) -- As war raged in Iraq and Afghanistan, U.S. soldiers almost doubled their use of mental health services -- and they felt more comfortable seeking such treatment, according to new research.

    Even so, about two-thirds of soldiers ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Mixing caffeinated energy drinks with alcohol appears to boost the desire to keep on drinking, new research reveals.

    The finding from a small study of young adults suggests that the energy drink-booze combination could fuel a higher risk for dan...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    THURSDAY, July 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- British researchers say they've identified several psychological factors that can contribute to short-term paranoia in some people who use marijuana.

    The paranoia is caused by the main active ingredient in marijuana, tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, July 16, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Smoking may increase a person's risk for suicide, but high cigarette taxes and smoking restrictions in public places lower that risk, a new study suggests.

    Previous research has found that smokers are more likely to take their own lives than no...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Cigarette warning labels help convince smokers to quit, and the bigger the label, the better, a new study shows.

    Even when smokers try to avoid seeing the labels, they are prompted to think about quitting, the researche...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    TUESDAY, July 15, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health behaviors and challenges often vary depending on a person's sexual orientation, a new U.S. report finds.

    But, those changes do not seem to follow a set pattern -- some are healthy, some aren't. For example, the federal researchers found t...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Genetic Medicine:

    MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A person's DNA may play a big role in who they decide to hang with, a new study suggests.

    "Looking across the whole genome, we find that, on average, we are genetically similar to our friends," study co-author James Fowler, a professor of medical ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychiatry:

    MONDAY, July 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Stress can slow a woman's metabolism and lead to weight gain, new research suggests.

    The study included 58 women, average age 53, who were asked about their stress levels the previous day and then given a meal than included 930 calories and 60 gra...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- In people with sex addiction, pornography affects the brain in ways that are similar to that seen in drug addicts as they consume drugs, a new study finds.

    "There are clear differences in brain activity between patients who have compulsive sexual ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Urology:

    FRIDAY, July 11, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Prostate cancer patients are more likely to be diagnosed with aggressive disease, receive less effective treatment and die sooner if they also have depression, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 41,200 American men who ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Marriage/family Therapy:

    THURSDAY, July 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Forget about the Twitter wars that break out regularly between outspoken celebrities or loudmouth pundits -- too much Twitter can be bad for your own relationship, a new study suggests.

    High amounts of Twitter use can lead to friction within a c...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Chopin, Vivaldi and Bach may have had natural musical talent, and then some. A new study suggests accomplished musicians are genetically programmed to commit to the long hours of practice needed to become skilled musicians.

    ...Full Article
  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, July 7, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Women who are overweight and obese are likely to experience frequent, daily insults and humiliation from strangers, family and friends, according to a new study.

    Fifty overweight and obese women kept week-long diaries that reported a total of 1,07...Full Article