Andrea T Pusser

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We tested the efficacy of a unified cognitive-behavioral therapy protocol for anxiety disorders. This group treatment protocol, termed false safety behavior elimination therapy (F-SET), is a cognitive-behavioral approach designed for use across various anxiety disorders such as panic disorder (PD), social anxiety disorder (SAD), and generalized anxiety(More)
PURPOSE Screening and brief intervention (SBI) is a seldom-used evidence-based practice for reducing unhealthy alcohol use among primary care patients. This project assessed the effectiveness of a regional consortium's training efforts in increasing alcohol SBI. METHOD Investigators combined alcohol SBI residency training efforts with clinic SBI(More)
Normative, global overweight may play a prominent role in perpetuating the obesity epidemic via its contribution to weight-related norms that describe what is customary in a social environment. These weight-related norms include a perceptual standard determining where body weight shifts from normal to overweight. We introduce the construct of a perceptual(More)
Background Unhealthy drug use (UDU), including both illicit drug use and misuse of prescription medications, is high among Americans 12 or older (9.4% past month; 48% lifetime), and is often 50-100% higher among emergency department (ED) patients (Cherpitel & Ye, 2008). While most screening, brief intervention and referral to treatment (SBIRT) projects(More)
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