Dr. Judith Beck, MD

Bio

Judith S. Beck, Ph.D., a Sharecare expert, is the President of the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, a non-profit organization in suburban Philadelphia that trains mental health professionals, nationally and internationally, in cognitive behavior therapy. She is also Clinical Associate Professor of Psychology in Psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania. Dr. Beck has written nearly 100 articles and chapters and made hundreds of presentations, nationally and internationally, on a variety of topics related to cognitive behavior therapy.  She is the author of the widely adopted textbooks, Cognitive Behavior Therapy:  Basics and Beyond and Cognitive Therapy for Challenging Problems. Her other books include Cognitive Therapy of Personality Disorders and The Oxford Textbook of Psychotherapy. She has written extensively on a cognitive behavioral approach to weight loss, including books for dieters: The Beck Diet Solution: Train Your Brain to Think Like a Thin Person and workbook and The Complete Beck Diet for Life.  Dr. Beck is a founding fellow and past president of the Academy of Cognitive Therapy, a non-profit organization that certifies mental health professionals in cognitive therapy, and has been a consultant for several NIMH research studies.

Specialties:

  • psychology

Location:

  • Wynnewood, PA

Activity

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatric Psychiatry:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Doctors and parents should be aware of the increased use of hanging as a means of teen suicide and take preventive measures, U.S. health officials say.

    Among 10- to 24-year-olds, suicide rates by hanging increased, on average, 6.7 percent for f...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- New research may help to explain why some women have trouble breaking through the corporate glass ceiling -- they're just not narcissistic enough.

    Researchers at the University at Buffalo analyzed the findings of studies conducted over three dec...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Preventive Medicine:

    THURSDAY, March 5, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- That part of the marriage vows where couples pledge to stay together "in sickness and in health" may be heeded more by wives than husbands, new research suggests.

    Although divorce rates did not increase when husbands were in poor health, researc...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, March 4, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many transplant surgeons in the United States suffer burnout, a new study reveals.

    Researchers at the Henry Ford Transplant Institute in Detroit surveyed 218 male and female transplant surgeons, aged 31 to 79. Almost half said they had a low se...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, March 2, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Brain plaque buildup, long linked to the onset of Alzheimer's disease, has been identified in the brains of men and women as young as 20, researchers say.

    "One thing this means is that the resource, the machinery, for ma...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    TUESDAY, March 3, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Guidelines for helping U.S. high school athletes with mental health problems are outlined in a new policy statement from the National Athletic Trainers' Association.

    The types, severity and percentages of mental illnesses are growing in young adu...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Acupuncture for back pain is more likely to help people who believe the treatment will work, new research suggests.

    The study included 485 people who received acupuncture for back pain and completed questionnaires before they began treatment, at t...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The financial stress of the last recession likely contributed to a recent increase in suicides among middle-aged Americans, researchers report.

    Job, financial or legal problems played a role in 37.5 percent of all completed middle-age suicides in ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Having good full-service supermarkets in poor neighborhoods doesn't mean children will have healthier diets, a new study suggests.

    "Low-income and ethnic minority neighborhoods are underserved by supermarkets relative to their higher-income coun...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- A small, early study hints that a skin test may someday be able to help diagnose people with Alzheimer's and Parkinson's diseases.

    Researchers found that skin biopsies can reveal elevated levels of abnormal proteins associated with the two disord...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Younger women may ignore early warning signs of a heart attack, a new study reveals.

    The finding could help explain why younger women have higher rates of death from heart attack than men in their age group.

    "Young women with multiple ris...Full Article

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

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- People with depression might be more likely to commit a violent crime than those without depression, a new study suggests.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 47,000 people in Sweden who were diagnosed with depression and followed for an a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Intense anger or anxiety greatly increases the risk of heart attack, a new study warns.

    "While the absolute risk of any one anger episode triggering a heart attack is low, our data demonstrates that the danger is real and still there," said Dr. T...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    TUESDAY, Feb. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Homeless people with mental illness are at high risk for heart disease, a new study suggests.

    Canadian researchers found that they have a 24.5 percent risk of heart attack, fatal or nonfatal stroke, or sudden cardiac death over 30 years.

    ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 23, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Babies may get a brain boost in the womb when they hear the voices and heartbeats of their mothers, a new study suggests.

    Researchers studying premature babies in the hospital found that the sound centers in the babies' brains grew more quickly wh...Full Article