Judith Beck, PhD

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:

  • Psychiatry

Affiliation:

  • Washington Hand Surgery

Location:

  • Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and...
  • One Belmont Avenue, Suite 700
  • Bala Cynwyd, PA
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    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Parents can spur math anxiety and poor math performance in children, a new study suggests.

    "We often don't think about how important parents' own attitudes are in determining their children's academic achievement. But our work suggests that if a p...Full Article

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    SATURDAY, Aug. 29, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Risky behaviors such as reckless driving or sudden promiscuity, or nervous behaviors such as agitation, hand-wringing or pacing, can be signs that suicide risk may be high in depressed people, researchers report.

    Other warning signs may include...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Since people first started drinking alcohol, the search has been on for a way to go heavy on the pour but light on the hangover.

    Unfortunately, two new drinking surveys suggest that search is probably futile.

    One poll, conducted in Canada,...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Women in the U.S. military are no more likely than men to develop post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a government study shows.

    "This is the first study to prospectively investigate the development of PTSD in male and female service members who...Full Article

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    FRIDAY, Aug. 28, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Starting or returning to school can trigger anxiety in some children, but parents can help ease worried young minds, a mental health expert says.

    "Anxiety is one of the most common mental health challenges for children. Uncertainty fuels the fears...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The dark look associated with Goths may not be all show: Teens in this subculture appear more prone to depression and self-harm than their peers, researchers report.

    Fifteen-year-olds who strongly identified as Goth -- recognized by their disti...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Older adults destined to develop dementia may start to lose awareness of their memory problems two to three years before the disease is full blown, a new study finds.

    That had been suspected, but not clearly shown before, said lead investigator...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Aug. 27, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Many American college students start experimenting with booze or drugs over the summer, but winter is the peak time for them to begin illegal use of prescription medicines, according to a U.S. government study.

    "These findings show that college ...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Childhood cancer survivors who've had one stroke are at high risk for having another, a new study says.

    Researchers analyzed data from more than 14,300 people in the United States and Canada who were diagnosed with childhood cancers between 197...Full Article

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    WEDNESDAY, Aug. 26, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- In a finding that won't surprise many who've been through this ordeal, researchers say emotional turmoil is common for women whose mammogram falsely suggests they have breast cancer.

    The Swedish study of nearly 400 such cases found that 88 perc...Full Article

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    TUESDAY, Aug. 25, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Neither exercise nor supplements such as fish oil don't seem to do much to help keep older folks mentally sharp, two new studies found.

    The reports, published Aug. 25 in the Journal of the American Medical Association, cast doubts on two ...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The more premature a child is born, the higher the likelihood of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), according to a recent Finnish study.

    Babies born particularly underweight or overweight for their gestational age also had an increas...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Discontinuing high blood pressure treatment in seniors with mild memory and thinking problems did not improve their mental functioning, a new study shows.

    It's known that high blood pressure during middle age is a risk factor for cerebrovascular d...Full Article

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    MONDAY, Aug. 24, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- The impact that young teens' sexual activity has on their circle of friends differs for girls and boys, a new study finds.

    Researchers looked at data from youngsters in 28 rural communities in Iowa and Pennsylvania who w...Full Article

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    THURSDAY, Aug. 20, 2015 (HealthDay News) -- Up to two-thirds of Alzheimer's cases worldwide may stem from any of nine conditions that often result from lifestyle choices, a broad research review suggests.

    Those include obesity (specifically, high body mass index, an indication of obesity,...Full Article