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Self-compassion and dissonance-based interventions for body image distress in young adult women.

Aubrey M Toole, Devon LoParo, Linda W Craighead,

Self-compassion interventions have been suggested as a potentially more acceptable way to address body image distress compared to interventions that emphasize challenging (often firmly entrenched) thin-ideals. In the current randomized controlled trial, young adult women endorsing body image concerns were randomized to a self-compassion (SC) intervention consisting of one in-person ... Read more >>

Body Image (Body image)
[2021, 38:191-200]

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Psychosociocultural Contributors to Maladaptive Eating Behaviors in African American Youth: Recommendations and Future Directions.

Joya N Hampton-Anderson, Linda W Craighead,

Childhood overweight and obesity disproportionately affects African Americans, and these children benefit less from standard pediatric weight management treatment programs compared to other racial/ethnic groups. Maladaptive eating behavior has been identified as a behavioral contributor to obesity and is also associated with the development of nonrestrictive eating disorders over time. ... Read more >>

Am J Lifestyle Med (American journal of lifestyle medicine)
[2021, 15(6):621-633]

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Compassion Meditation Training for Emotional Numbing Symptoms Among Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder.

Amanda P B Evans, Jennifer S Mascaro, Jordan N Kohn, Avi Dobrusin, Alana Darcher, Steven D Starr, Linda W Craighead, Lobsang T Negi,

J Altern Complement Med (Journal of alternative and complementary medicine (New York, N.Y.))
[2019, 25(4):441-443]

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Incorporating Appetite Awareness Training Within Family-Based Behavioral Treatment of Pediatric Obesity: A Randomized Controlled Pilot Study.

Urdur Njardvik, Thrudur Gunnarsdottir, Anna S Olafsdottir, Linda W Craighead, Richard E Boles, Ragnar Bjarnason,

<h4>Objective</h4>To assess additive effects of incorporating appetite awareness training (AAT), a strategy to encourage eating in response to hunger and satiety cues, within a family-based behavioral treatment (FBT) for childhood obesity.<h4>Methods</h4>Total 84 families with a child with obesity in the age range of 8-12 years, Body Mass Index Standard Deviation ... Read more >>

J Pediatr Psychol (Journal of pediatric psychology)
[2018, 43(9):1017-1027]

Cited: 2 times

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Follow-up of monotherapy remitters in the PReDICT study: Maintenance treatment outcomes and clinical predictors of recurrence.

Jamie C Kennedy, Boadie W Dunlop, Linda W Craighead, Charles B Nemeroff, Helen S Mayberg, W Edward Craighead,

<h4>Objective</h4>This study followed remitted patients from a randomized controlled trial of adults with major depressive disorder (MDD). The aims were to describe rates of recurrence and to evaluate 3 clinical predictor domains.<h4>Method</h4>Ninety-four treatment-naïve patients (50% female; Mage = 38.1 years; 48.9% White; 30.9% Hispanic) with MDD who had remitted to ... Read more >>

J Consult Clin Psychol (Journal of consulting and clinical psychology)
[2018, 86(2):189-199]

Cited: 5 times

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Brief self-compassion meditation training for body image distress in young adult women.

Aubrey M Toole, Linda W Craighead,

Self-compassion interventions may be uniquely suited to address body image distress (BID), as change-based strategies may have limited utility in a cultural context that so highly values appearance. The current study evaluated a version of an Internet-based self-compassion training, which had previously shown promising results, but was limited by high ... Read more >>

Body Image (Body image)
[2016, 19:104-112]

Cited: 6 times

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Lifestyle modification for resistant hypertension: The TRIUMPH randomized clinical trial.

James A Blumenthal, Andrew Sherwood, Patrick J Smith, Stephanie Mabe, Lana Watkins, Pao-Hwa Lin, Linda W Craighead, Michael Babyak, Crystal Tyson, Kenlyn Young, Megan Ashworth, William Kraus, Lawrence Liao, Alan Hinderliter,

<h4>Background</h4>Resistant hypertension (RH) is a growing health burden in this country affecting as many as 1 in 5 adults being treated for hypertension. Resistant hypertension is associated with increased risk of adverse cardiovascular disease (CVD) events and all-cause mortality. Strategies to reduce blood pressure (BP) in this high-risk population are ... Read more >>

Am Heart J (American heart journal)
[2015, 170(5):986-994.e5]

Cited: 16 times

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Self-monitoring of reexperiencing symptoms: a randomized trial.

Amanda Joelle Brown, Annie M Bollini, Linda W Craighead, Millie C Astin, Seth Davin Norrholm, Bekh Bradley,

The efficacy of a brief intervention to self-monitor reexperiencing symptoms was evaluated in 137 U.S. combat veterans with PTSD who were enrolled in 5-week psychoeducation groups at a large Veterans Affairs Medical Center. Groups were randomized to psychoeducation alone (Education Control, n = 50) or psychoeducation plus intrusion monitoring (Education + Monitoring, n = 87). Education + Monitoring ... Read more >>

J Trauma Stress (Journal of traumatic stress)
[2014, 27(5):519-525]

Cited: 1 time

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The long-term effects of lifestyle change on blood pressure: One-year follow-up of the ENCORE study.

Alan L Hinderliter, Andrew Sherwood, Linda W Craighead, Pwa-Hwa Lin, Lana Watkins, Michael A Babyak, James A Blumenthal,

<h4>Background</h4>There is a paucity of data describing the sustained benefits of lifestyle interventions on health behaviors and blood pressure (BP).<h4>Methods</h4>We examined the persistence of changes in health habits and BP in the ENCORE study, a trial in which 144 overweight individuals with above-normal BP were randomized to one of the ... Read more >>

Am J Hypertens (American journal of hypertension)
[2014, 27(5):734-741]

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Personality pathology factors predict recurrent major depressive disorder in emerging adults.

Erin S Sheets, Laramie E Duncan, Andri S Bjornsson, Linda W Craighead, W Edward Craighead,

<h4>Objective</h4>Prior investigations consistently indicate that personality pathology is a risk factor for recurrence of major depressive disorder (MDD). Lack of emipircal support, however, for the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) Fourth Edition organization of Axis II disorders supports the investigation of empirically derived factors of personality pathology ... Read more >>

J Clin Psychol (Journal of clinical psychology)
[2014, 70(6):536-545]

Cited: 7 times

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The Inventory of Callous and Unemotional Traits: a construct-validational analysis in an at-risk sample.

Joanna M Berg, Scott O Lilienfeld, Sheethal D Reddy, Robert D Latzman, Annelore Roose, Linda W Craighead, Thaddeus W W Pace, Charles L Raison,

The Inventory of Callous and Unemotional Traits (ICU), developed to assess callous/unemotional (CU) traits, has recently experienced increased attention in light of the proposal to add a CU specifier to the conduct disorder diagnosis in DSM-5. In a sample of 70 at-risk adolescents (ages 13-17 years) in the foster care ... Read more >>

Assessment (Assessment)
[2013, 20(5):532-544]

Cited: 23 times

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Emotion regulation difficulties in anorexia nervosa: Relationship to self-perceived sensory sensitivity.

Rhonda M Merwin, Ashley A Moskovich, H Ryan Wagner, Lorie A Ritschel, Linda W Craighead, Nancy L Zucker,

Changes in sensation (e.g., prickly skin) are crucial constituents of emotional experience, and the intensity of perceived changes has been linked to emotional intensity and dysregulation. The current study examined the relationship between sensory sensitivity and emotion regulation among adults with anorexia nervosa (AN), a disorder characterised by disturbance in ... Read more >>

Cogn Emot (Cognition & emotion)
[2013, 27(3):441-452]

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Engagement with Cognitively-Based Compassion Training is associated with reduced salivary C-reactive protein from before to after training in foster care program adolescents.

Thaddeus W W Pace, Lobsang Tenzin Negi, Brooke Dodson-Lavelle, Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, Sheethal D Reddy, Steven P Cole, Andrea Danese, Linda W Craighead, Charles L Raison,

<h4>Background</h4>Children exposed to early life adversity (ELA) have been shown to have elevated circulating concentrations of inflammatory markers that persist into adulthood. Increased inflammation in individuals with ELA is believed to drive the elevated risk for medical and psychiatric illness in the same individuals. This study sought to determine whether ... Read more >>

Psychoneuroendocrinology (Psychoneuroendocrinology)
[2013, 38(2):294-299]

Cited: 34 times

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Pain coping skills training and lifestyle behavioral weight management in patients with knee osteoarthritis: a randomized controlled study.

Tamara J Somers, James A Blumenthal, Farshid Guilak, Virginia B Kraus, Daniel O Schmitt, Michael A Babyak, Linda W Craighead, David S Caldwell, John R Rice, Daphne C McKee, Rebecca A Shelby, Lisa C Campbell, Jennifer J Pells, Ershela L Sims, Robin Queen, James W Carson, Mark Connelly, Kim E Dixon, Lara J LaCaille, Janet L Huebner, Jack W Rejeski, Francis J Keefe,

Overweight and obese patients with osteoarthritis (OA) experience more OA pain and disability than patients who are not overweight. This study examined the long-term efficacy of a combined pain coping skills training (PCST) and lifestyle behavioral weight management (BWM) intervention in overweight and obese OA patients. Patients (n=232) were randomized ... Read more >>

Pain (Pain)
[2012, 153(6):1199-1209]

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Disordered eating, perfectionism, and food rules.

Amanda Joelle Brown, Kortney M Parman, Deirdre A Rudat, Linda W Craighead,

Clinically significant trait perfectionism is often characteristic of individuals exhibiting symptoms of eating disorders. The present study reports on a measure developed to assess the use of food rules and evaluates the hypothesis that adherence to food rules may be one mechanism through which trait perfectionism exacerbates risk for developing ... Read more >>

Eat Behav (Eating behaviors)
[2012, 13(4):347-353]

Cited: 12 times

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Guidelines for cognitive behavioral training within doctoral psychology programs in the United States: report of the Inter-organizational Task Force on Cognitive and Behavioral Psychology Doctoral Education.

Robert K Klepac, George F Ronan, Frank Andrasik, Kevin D Arnold, Cynthia D Belar, Sharon L Berry, Karen A Christofff, Linda W Craighead, Michael J Dougher, E Thomas Dowd, James D Herbert, Lynn M McFarr, Shireen L Rizvi, Eric M Sauer, Timothy J Strauman, ,

The Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies initiated an interorganizational task force to develop guidelines for integrated education and training in cognitive and behavioral psychology at the doctoral level in the United States. Fifteen task force members representing 16 professional associations participated in a year-long series of conferences, and developed ... Read more >>

Behav Ther (Behavior therapy)
[2012, 43(4):687-697]

Cited: 18 times

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Interpersonal competence across domains: relevance to personality pathology.

Anjana Muralidharan, Erin S Sheets, Joshua Madsen, Linda W Craighead, W Edward Craighead,

Interpersonal problems are significant markers of personality disorders (PDs). There is little research examining the specific interpersonal problems which lead to social impairment in PD. This study used canonical correlation analyses to examine the relationship between interpersonal competence and PDs, first as categorized by DSM-IV diagnoses, then as categorized by ... Read more >>

J Pers Disord (Journal of personality disorders)
[2011, 25(1):16-27]

Cited: 3 times

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Appetite-focused dialectical behavior therapy for the treatment of binge eating with purging: a preliminary trial.

Diana M Hill, Linda W Craighead, Debra L Safer,

<h4>Objective</h4>This treatment development study investigated the acceptability and efficacy of a modified version of dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) for bulimia nervosa (BN), entitled appetite focused DBT (DBT-AF).<h4>Method</h4>Thirty-two women with binge/purge episodes at least one time per week were randomly assigned to 12 weekly sessions of DBT-AF (n = 18) or ... Read more >>

Int J Eat Disord (The International journal of eating disorders)
[2011, 44(3):249-261]

Cited: 27 times

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The role of parental motivation in family-based treatment for childhood obesity.

Thrudur Gunnarsdottir, Urdur Njardvik, Anna S Olafsdottir, Linda W Craighead, Ragnar Bjarnason,

This study investigated the role of parental motivation (importance, confidence and readiness) for predicting dropout and outcome from family-based behavioral treatment for childhood obesity. Parent and child demographics, adherence to treatment, and weight loss parameters were also explored as potential predictors. Eighty-four obese children (BMI-standard deviation scores (SDS) >2.14) and ... Read more >>

Obesity (Silver Spring) (Obesity (Silver Spring, Md.))
[2011, 19(8):1654-1662]

Cited: 51 times

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Appetite awareness as a mediator in an eating disorders prevention program.

Amanda Joelle Brown, Lucy T Smith, Linda W Craighead,

Difficulties identifying appetite signals and emotions have been implicated in the development and maintenance of disordered eating. The current study evaluated the mediating roles of appetite awareness and emotional awareness in a brief eating disorders prevention program designed to help participants identify and respond to internal appetite signals. A series ... Read more >>

Eat Disord (Eating disorders)
[2010, 18(4):286-301]

Cited: 7 times

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