Thaddeus W. W. Pace

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The amygdala has been repeatedly implicated in emotional processing of both positive and negative-valence stimuli. Previous studies suggest that the amygdala response to emotional stimuli is lower when the subject is in a meditative state of mindful-attention, both in beginner meditators after an 8-week meditation intervention and in expert meditators.(More)
This study assessed the feasibility of a meditation-based program called Cognitively-Based Compassion Training (CBCT) with breast cancer survivors. Enrollment and participant satisfaction with a novel intervention, adherence to program requirements, and differences between the intervention group and wait list controls on self-report measures were also(More)
OBJECTIVES Relapse management is a crucial component of multiple sclerosis (MS) care. High-dose corticosteroids (CSs) are used to dampen inflammation, which is thought to hasten the recovery of MS relapse. A diversity of mechanisms drive the heterogeneous clinical response to exogenous CSs in patients with MS. Preclinical research is beginning to provide(More)
Clinical case reports and prospective trials have demonstrated a reproducible benefit of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis modulation on the rate of recovery from acute inflammatory central nervous system (CNS) demyelination. As a result, corticosteroid preparations and adrenocorticotrophic hormones are the current mainstays of therapy for the(More)
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Emory University School of Medicine, Winship Cancer Center, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States b Emory—Tibet Partnership, Department of Religion, Emory College, Callaway Center S306A, Atlanta, GA 30322, United States Department of Pediatrics, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA 30322, United(More)
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