ARTHUR JOSEPH BARSKY

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi Cognitive behavior therapy for hypochondriasis: a randomized controlled trial
    Arthur J Barsky
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    JAMA 291:1464-70. 2004
  2. ncbi Distinctive patterns of medical care utilization in patients who somatize
    Arthur J Barsky
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Med Care 44:803-11. 2006
  3. ncbi Somatization increases medical utilization and costs independent of psychiatric and medical comorbidity
    Arthur J Barsky
    Department of Psychiatry and Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:903-10. 2005
  4. ncbi Mapping the road from childhood trauma to adult somatization: the role of attachment
    Robert J Waldinger
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospitaland Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Psychosom Med 68:129-35. 2006
  5. ncbi Foreign-body ingestion in patients with personality disorders
    David F Gitlin
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychosomatics 48:162-6. 2007
  6. ncbi A personality characteristic, somatic absorption, and the perception of somatic symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis patients
    Ilana M Braun
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Rheumatol 35:782-9. 2008
  7. ncbi Relationship between somatosensory amplification and alexithymia in a Japanese psychosomatic clinic
    Mutsuhiro Nakao
    Center for Evidence Based Medicine, Department of Hygiene and Public Health, School of Medicine, Teikyo University, 2 11 1 Kaga, Itabashi, Tokyo 173 8605, Japan
    Psychosomatics 43:55-60. 2002
  8. ncbi Psychobiological perspectives on somatoform disorders
    Winfried Rief
    Brigham and Women s Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:996-1002. 2005
  9. ncbi Does somatosensory amplification decrease with antidepressant treatment?
    Kemal Sayar
    Bakirkoy Mental Health Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
    Psychosomatics 46:340-4. 2005

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications9

  1. ncbi Cognitive behavior therapy for hypochondriasis: a randomized controlled trial
    Arthur J Barsky
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Mass, USA
    JAMA 291:1464-70. 2004
    ..Hypochondriasis is a chronic, distressing, and disabling condition that is prevalent in ambulatory medical practice. Until recently, no specific treatment has been clearly demonstrated to be effective...
  2. ncbi Distinctive patterns of medical care utilization in patients who somatize
    Arthur J Barsky
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Med Care 44:803-11. 2006
    ..If there were a way of routinely identifying such patients, one that did not require intensive, case-by-case review, they could be targeted for specific interventions to improve their use of medical care...
  3. ncbi Somatization increases medical utilization and costs independent of psychiatric and medical comorbidity
    Arthur J Barsky
    Department of Psychiatry and Division of General Internal Medicine, Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 62:903-10. 2005
    ..Somatoform disorders are an important determinant of medical care utilization, but their independent effect on utilization is difficult to determine because somatizing patients frequently have psychiatric and medical comorbidity...
  4. ncbi Mapping the road from childhood trauma to adult somatization: the role of attachment
    Robert J Waldinger
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospitaland Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Psychosom Med 68:129-35. 2006
    ..This study tested whether insecure attachment mediates the link between childhood trauma and adult somatization...
  5. ncbi Foreign-body ingestion in patients with personality disorders
    David F Gitlin
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychosomatics 48:162-6. 2007
  6. ncbi A personality characteristic, somatic absorption, and the perception of somatic symptoms in rheumatoid arthritis patients
    Ilana M Braun
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Rheumatol 35:782-9. 2008
    ..This study tested the hypothesis that a personality trait, somatic absorption, is correlated with symptom severity in patients with rheumatoid arthritis (RA)...
  7. ncbi Relationship between somatosensory amplification and alexithymia in a Japanese psychosomatic clinic
    Mutsuhiro Nakao
    Center for Evidence Based Medicine, Department of Hygiene and Public Health, School of Medicine, Teikyo University, 2 11 1 Kaga, Itabashi, Tokyo 173 8605, Japan
    Psychosomatics 43:55-60. 2002
    ..Somatosensory amplification appears to be associated with difficulties identifying and describing feelings, not externally oriented thinking, in Japanese patients...
  8. ncbi Psychobiological perspectives on somatoform disorders
    Winfried Rief
    Brigham and Women s Hospital Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 30:996-1002. 2005
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  9. ncbi Does somatosensory amplification decrease with antidepressant treatment?
    Kemal Sayar
    Bakirkoy Mental Health Training and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
    Psychosomatics 46:340-4. 2005
    ..Whether somatosensory amplification is a measure of depression per se should be tested in a more definitive and larger future study...

Research Grants22

  1. Relaxation Response,Somatic Style & Rheumatoid Arthritis
    Arthur Barsky; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Additional group analyses will be conducted to determine the influence of cognitive and attitudinal variables on outcome. ..
  2. Hypochondriasis:Diagnosis, Description and Medical Care
    Arthur Barsky; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..An intent-to-treat analytic design will be used to compare the two groups on the outcomes of interest at 6- and 12-month follow-up, after controlling for any group differences at baseline. ..
  3. Treatment of Hypochondriasis with CBT and/or SSRI
    Arthur Barsky; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Most recently, the 2004 National Advisory Mental Health Council's Workgroup on Clinical Trials stated that ''the portfolio must include more research in this area". ..
  4. Treatment of Hypochondriasis with CBT and/or SSRI
    Arthur Barsky; Fiscal Year: 2009
    ..Most recently, the 2004 National Advisory Mental Health Council's Workgroup on Clinical Trials stated that ''the portfolio must include more research in this area". ..
  5. HYPOCHONDRIASIS--DIAGNOSIS, DESCRIPTION AND MEDICAL CARE
    Arthur Barsky; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ....
  6. Treatment of Hypochondriasis with CBT and/or SSRI
    ARTHUR JOSEPH BARSKY; Fiscal Year: 2010
    ..Most recently, the 2004 National Advisory Mental Health Council's Workgroup on Clinical Trials stated that ''the portfolio must include more research in this area". ..