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 Family Medicine:

    TUESDAY, Nov. 25, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Youngsters who enter puberty early are at increased risk for depression, a new study suggests.

    Early puberty was linked with a number of factors associated with depression, such as poor self-image and high anxiety levels, according to the researc...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nursing:

    MONDAY, Nov. 24, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Want to give health care a boost? Try a little kindness, experts say.

    Various studies suggest that when health care workers approach patients with compassion, patients often heal faster, have less pain and anxiety, and even bounce back faster from...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    FRIDAY, Nov. 21, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Being the boss at work seems to raise the odds for symptoms of depression among women, but not men, a new study finds.

    "Women with job authority -- the ability to hire, fire, and influence pay -- have significantly more symptoms of depression th...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Mental Health:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Nearly one in five American adults -- 43.8 million people -- had a diagnosable mental illness in 2013, federal officials reported Thursday.

    The report also found that 10 million adults had a serious mental illness, 15....Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Cardiology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 20, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A bad marriage increases an older adult's risk of heart trouble, and that's particularly true for women, a new study contends.

    Researchers examined five years of data from 1,200 married American men and women, aged 57 ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Public Health:

    MONDAY, Nov. 17, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Gaining peoples' trust is key to efforts by health workers to rein in the Ebola epidemic in West Africa, a new study suggests.

    The study found that a lack of trust among the affected people of Guinea was a major reason the Ebola outbreak got out o...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 13, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Experts have long warned that cellphone conversations are an enemy to safe driving.

    And while a new study finds that drivers do best when they don't talk and simply focus on the road, if they must talk, it's better if the person they are talking...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Nutrition & Dietetics:

    FRIDAY, Nov. 14, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Many people gain weight at Thanksgiving because they eat too much and don't get enough exercise. But, a few simple steps can help you keep your weight under control while still enjoying the holiday, an expert says.

    A good place to start? "Remind y...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Advanced Practice Nursing:

    WEDNESDAY, Nov. 12, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Health workers in hospitals wash their hands less often as they near the end of their shift, a new study has found.

    And this lapse -- likely due to mental fatigue -- could contribute to hundreds of thousands of patient infections a year in the ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Addiction Medicine:

    MONDAY, Nov. 10, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Long-term marijuana use appears to alter a person's brain, causing one region associated with addiction to shrink and forcing the rest of the brain to work overtime to compensate, a new study reports.

    MRI scans revealed that people who use pot for...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Kids who believe their friends like them, no matter what, may be less prone to feeling bad about themselves when things go wrong, a new study hints.

    Researchers found that when they had public school students think about times when their friends ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Gerontology:

    THURSDAY, Nov. 6, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- People in high-income English-speaking countries tend to grow more satisfied with their lives as they age, but that's not the case in many other nations, a new study finds.

    Researchers analyzed data gathered from people around the world and found...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Working non-standard hours -- often called "shift work" -- for many years is not only hard on the body, but may also dull the mind, new research suggests.

    According to the study, those who do shift work for more than 10 y...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    MONDAY, Nov. 3, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults with a strong sense of purpose in life may be particularly likely to get health screenings such as colonoscopies and mammograms, new research suggests.

    The study, of more than 7,000 Americans, found that the higher people scored on a "...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    FRIDAY, Oct. 31, 2014 (HealthDay News) -- A few simple steps can help make this weekend's time change easier to cope with, a sleep expert says.

    "Adjusting to the end of Daylight Saving Time in the fall is a bit easier than handling the time change in the spring. The main reason is because...Full Article