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 Maternal & Fetal Medicine:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Despite the potential risks to their baby's health, roughly one in 10 women smoke in the three months before getting pregnant, U.S. health officials reported Wednesday.

    And only one-quarter of those women quit before they become pregnant, the r...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Dogs have different levels of intelligence that can be measured, and researchers say this new finding might one day help improve understanding of the link between health and intelligence in people.

    British researchers created a dog IQ test to a...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Psychology:

    WEDNESDAY, Feb. 10, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- It may come as little surprise to people who know and love horses, but the animals appear to be adept at identifying emotions on human faces.

    New research suggests horses can distinguish between positive and negative human facial expressions, a...Full Article

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

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- A South Dakota program that requires people involved in alcohol-linked crimes to stay away from booze and be closely monitored for drinking appears to reduce deaths, a new study finds.

    Offenders in the program must undergo breathalyzer tests twice...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about OBGYN (Obstetrics & Gynecology):

    TUESDAY, Feb. 9, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The thousands of babies born in Brazil with abnormally small heads and brains -- believed to be caused by infection in the womb with the Zika virus -- typically face a lifetime of health challenges, doctors say.

    But not all are destined to a life ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Neurology:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- The brain relies on several areas on the left side (hemisphere) of the brain to spell words, a new study says.

    Researchers from Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore pinpointed these regions by studying the brains of 33 stroke patients who lost the...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Adolescent Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Primary care doctors should screen all patients between 12 and 18 years of age for major depression, but not younger children, preventive health experts say.

    Screening of adolescents needs to be accompanied by accurate diagnosis, effective treatmen...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- When do you think more clearly: winter or summer? What time of year is your short-term memory at its best?

    A small new study suggests your brainpower may be stronger at certain times of year. The research isn't definitive, and the apparent differen...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Sleep Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- REM (rapid eye movement) sleep is the phase when dreams are made, and a lack of good REM sleep has long been associated with chronic insomnia.

    But new research is building on that association, suggesting that the bad and "restless" REM sleep experi...Full Article

  • Sharecare News
    Sharecare News posted a story about Clinical Pathology & Laboratory Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Scientists working with mice say that they've pinpointed brain cells that control sighing.

    In lab experiments, the researchers found that two tiny clusters of neurons in the brain stem trigger sighs.

    "Sighing appears to be regulated by the ...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    MONDAY, Feb. 8, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Average people who suffer a concussion may be three times more likely to commit suicide years after their brain injury, a new Canadian study suggests.

    Further, the long-term risk of suicide appears to increase even more if the head injury occurs du...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Marriage & Family Therapy:

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Posting too many "selfies" on social media might lead to serious problems with your romantic partner, according to a new study.

    Researchers conducted an online survey of 420 users of the social media site Instagram. The users were aged 18 to 62. Th...Full Article

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

    FRIDAY, Feb. 5, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Instant messaging can be a source of emotional support for teens and help them collaborate on school projects, but new research shows that texting after the lights go out takes a toll on students' sleep quality and academic performance.

    "We need to...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Brain Injury Medicine:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Henry VIII's reign was a tumultuous one, and new research suggests the monarch's erratic behavior may have been linked to brain injuries similar to those affecting some pro football players today.

    Scientists at Yale University believe that repeat...Full Article

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    Sharecare News posted a story about Pediatrics:

    THURSDAY, Feb. 4, 2016 (HealthDay News) -- Girls with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) have their share of challenges. And new research suggests a tendency toward obesity may be one of them.

    In a 1,000-person study, Mayo Clinic researchers found that girls with ADHD may be ...Full Article