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The present study examined the psychopathology associated with binge eating disorder (BED), a new diagnostic category proposed for DSM-IV to classify patients with significant binge eating problems in the absence of purging. Self-report measures of psychopathology (e.g., depression, anxiety) and body image disturbance were administered to 72 women who(More)
To examine the effects of social support on cardiovascular reactions to behavioral stress, the present study tested the relative contribution of three elements of social support: the presence of another person in the laboratory; the presence of a person considered to be a friend; and physical touch. Sixty undergraduate females were assigned to one of the(More)
Comorbid diagnoses were examined in 55 principal generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) clients, and the effect of treatment for the principal disorder on those conditions was evaluated. High rates of comorbid diagnoses were present at pretherapy, with social and simple phobia being most common. The presence of additional diagnoses declined dramatically from(More)
Cardiovascular reactivity (CVR) to stressful stimuli is predictive of future development of cardiovascular disease (CVD). Anger appears to be an important mediator of this relationship. Unfortunately, the majority of research in this area has utilized predominantly male subjects, leaving the relationship between CVD and anger in females largely unexplored.(More)
The purpose of this investigation was to examine the stability of heart rate and blood pressure reactions of individuals across laboratory challenges and a challenge in the natural environment. Undergraduate musicians' heart rates and blood pressures were measured during anticipation and in response to a mental arithmetic challenge and a visual-verbal(More)
OBJECTIVE The British Columbia Provincial Cardiac Registry collects demographic and clinical data on all patients who undergo cardiac surgery procedures in the province. The purpose of this study was to compare the reliability of data contained in Registry with data contained in hospital charts. METHODS Registry and hospital charts were compared for 480(More)
Eight subjects (Ss) with non-insulin-dependent diabetes (NIDDM) monitored their stress, blood glucose (BG), food intake, activity (via pedometer), mood, and coping responses for 8 days. They alternated 2 daily, self-selected ADA food-exchange diets to control for the effects of stress on adherence to diet. BG was significantly higher on high-stress compared(More)
  • J L Abel
  • 1993
A comprehensive review of controlled investigations examining the effectiveness of exposure with response prevention (ERP) and clomipramine (CMI), as well as other serotonergic anti-depressants, in the treatment of Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) was conducted. Overall, findings suggested that ERP is more effective than CMI, particularly in alleviating(More)
Heart rate (HR) reactions to two behavioral stressors (videogame and mental arithmetic) were measured in 8 experimental subjects who received biofeedback training and 8 matched control subjects during three assessment periods: pretraining, posttraining, and one-week follow-up. Experimental subjects exhibited significant reductions in HR following a training(More)