G E Vaillant

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Positive emotions, spirituality and the practice of psychiatry
    George E Vaillant
    Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, USA
    Mens Sana Monogr 6:48-62. 2008
  2. pmc The neuroendocrine system and stress, emotions, thoughts and feelings
    George E Vaillant
    Harvard Medical School, 1249 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Mens Sana Monogr 9:113-28. 2011
  3. doi request reprint Psychiatry, religion, positive emotions and spirituality
    George E Vaillant
    Harvard Medical School, The Study of Adult Development Massachusetts General Hospital, 151 Merrimac Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114, United States Electronic address
    Asian J Psychiatr 6:590-4. 2013
  4. pmc Involuntary coping mechanisms: a psychodynamic perspective
    George E Vaillant
    Harvard Medical School, The Study of Adult Development, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Dialogues Clin Neurosci 13:366-70. 2011
  5. pmc The natural history of male mental health: health and religious involvement
    George Vaillant
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:221-31. 2008
  6. ncbi request reprint Natural history of male psychological health, XV: retirement satisfaction
    George E Vaillant
    Division of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1249 Boylston St, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:682-8. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Evidence for a possibly X-linked trait related to affective illness
    George E Vaillant
    Division of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1249 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 39:730-5. 2005
  8. ncbi request reprint Alcoholics Anonymous: cult or cure?
    George E Vaillant
    Harvard Medical School and Division of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1249 Boylston Street 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 39:431-6. 2005
  9. ncbi request reprint Secrets and lies: comments on Dawson et al. (2005)
    George Vaillant
    Division of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Addiction 100:294; discussion 296-8. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Successful aging
    G E Vaillant
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 158:839-47. 2001

Research Grants

  1. LIFE COURSE, MENTAL HEALTH AND LATER DEVELOPMENT
    George Vaillant; Fiscal Year: 2006
  2. LIFE COURSE, MENTAL HEALTH AND LATER DEVELOPMENT
    George Vaillant; Fiscal Year: 2005
  3. LIFE COURSE, MENTAL HEALTH AND LATER DEVELOPMENT
    George Vaillant; Fiscal Year: 2004
  4. LIFE COURSE, MENTAL HEALTH AND LATER DEVELOPMENT
    George Vaillant; Fiscal Year: 2003
  5. LIFE COURSE, MENTAL HEALTH AND LATER DEVELOPMENT
    George Vaillant; Fiscal Year: 2001
  6. LIFE COURSE, MENTAL HEALTH AND LATER DEVELOPMENT
    George Vaillant; Fiscal Year: 1999
  7. LIFE COURSE, MENTAL HEALTH AND LATER DEVELOPMENT
    George Vaillant; Fiscal Year: 2007
  8. LIFE COURSE, MENTAL HEALTH AND LATER DEVELOPMENT
    George Vaillant; Fiscal Year: 2000

Detail Information

Publications18

  1. pmc Positive emotions, spirituality and the practice of psychiatry
    George E Vaillant
    Professor of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, USA
    Mens Sana Monogr 6:48-62. 2008
    ..Hymns and psalms give these emotions pride of place. Our whole concept of psychotherapy might change if clinicians set about enhancing positive emotions rather than focusing only on negative emotions...
  2. pmc The neuroendocrine system and stress, emotions, thoughts and feelings
    George E Vaillant
    Harvard Medical School, 1249 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Mens Sana Monogr 9:113-28. 2011
    ..The experimental work reviewed by Antonio Damasio and Barbara Fredrickson, and the clinical example of Alcoholics Anonymous, will be used to illustrate these points...
  3. doi request reprint Psychiatry, religion, positive emotions and spirituality
    George E Vaillant
    Harvard Medical School, The Study of Adult Development Massachusetts General Hospital, 151 Merrimac Street, 2nd Floor, Boston, MA 02114, United States Electronic address
    Asian J Psychiatr 6:590-4. 2013
    ..Hymns and psalms give these emotions pride of place. Our whole concept of psychotherapy might change, if clinicians set about enhancing positive emotions, rather than focusing only on the negative ones. ..
  4. pmc Involuntary coping mechanisms: a psychodynamic perspective
    George E Vaillant
    Harvard Medical School, The Study of Adult Development, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Dialogues Clin Neurosci 13:366-70. 2011
    ....
  5. pmc The natural history of male mental health: health and religious involvement
    George Vaillant
    Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School Boston, MA, USA
    Soc Sci Med 66:221-31. 2008
    ..If these findings can be generalized, they suggest that religious involvement may exert the greatest mental health benefits on people with the fewest alternative social and personal resources...
  6. ncbi request reprint Natural history of male psychological health, XV: retirement satisfaction
    George E Vaillant
    Division of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1249 Boylston St, 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:682-8. 2006
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Evidence for a possibly X-linked trait related to affective illness
    George E Vaillant
    Division of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1249 Boylston Street, Boston, Massachusetts 02215, USA
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 39:730-5. 2005
    ..Finally, in order to examine why MGFL might be a predictor of affective illness, the report examines the association of the probands' affective illness and their own mortality...
  8. ncbi request reprint Alcoholics Anonymous: cult or cure?
    George E Vaillant
    Harvard Medical School and Division of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 1249 Boylston Street 3rd Floor, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Aust N Z J Psychiatry 39:431-6. 2005
    ..To discuss the mechanism of action, the efficacy and the safety of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) in the treatment of alcoholism...
  9. ncbi request reprint Secrets and lies: comments on Dawson et al. (2005)
    George Vaillant
    Division of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Addiction 100:294; discussion 296-8. 2005
  10. ncbi request reprint Successful aging
    G E Vaillant
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis St, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 158:839-47. 2001
    ..Until now, prospective studies of aging have begun with 50-60-year-olds, not adolescents. Premature death, childhood variables, and alcohol abuse have been often ignored, as has successful aging...
  11. ncbi request reprint Adaptive mental mechanisms. Their role in a positive psychology
    G E Vaillant
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, 75 Francis Street, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am Psychol 55:89-98. 2000
    ..Last, evidence is offered to illustrate the validity of mature defenses and their contribution to positive psychology...
  12. ncbi request reprint Healthy aging among inner-city men
    G E Vaillant
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    Int Psychogeriatr 13:425-37. 2001
    ..Premature deaths, childhood variables, and alcohol abuse have been often ignored. So has positive aging. As people live longer, gerontology needs to understand the determinants of health as well as illness in the later years...
  13. ncbi request reprint A 60-year follow-up of alcoholic men
    George E Vaillant
    Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Addiction 98:1043-51. 2003
    ..To study the course of male alcohol abuse from age 20 to age 70-80 years...
  14. ncbi request reprint Mental health
    George E Vaillant
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 160:1373-84. 2003
    ..Only in the last 30 years has psychiatry begun to develop empirical approaches to conceptualizing and assessing positive mental health. Six models of mental health are reviewed here...
  15. ncbi request reprint Prescription opioid use among older adults with arthritis or low back pain
    Daniel H Solomon
    Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, 1620 Tremont Street, Ste, 3030, Boston, MA 02120, USA
    Arthritis Rheum 55:35-41. 2006
    ..To examine patterns of chronic opioid use in selected groups with arthritis and low back pain and compare them with patterns among persons with ischemic heart disease...
  16. ncbi request reprint Field trial of a diagnostic axis for defense mechanisms for DSM-IV
    J C Perry
    Cambridge Hospital, MA, USA
    J Pers Disord 12:56-68. 1998
    ..Our findings indicate that the defense axis is a feasible, acceptably reliable, and nonredundant addition to DSM-IV, which may prove useful for planning and conducting treatment...
  17. ncbi request reprint Childhood sibling relationships as a predictor of major depression in adulthood: a 30-year prospective study
    Robert J Waldinger
    Department of Psychiatry, Brigham and Women s Hospital and Harvard Medical School, 1249 Boylston St, Boston, MA 02215, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 164:949-54. 2007
    ..The authors examined the quality of sibling relationships in childhood as a predictor of major depression in adulthood...
  18. ncbi request reprint Strengths and satisfaction across the adult lifespan
    Derek M Isaacowitz
    Department of Psychology, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02454 9110, USA
    Int J Aging Hum Dev 57:181-201. 2003
    ..Among community-dwelling older adults, hope, citizenship, and loving relationships all positively and uniquely predicted life satisfaction, compared with loving relationships and appreciation of beauty in the Grant sample...

Research Grants10

  1. LIFE COURSE, MENTAL HEALTH AND LATER DEVELOPMENT
    George Vaillant; Fiscal Year: 2006
    ..Parallel data (including daily diary data) will be collected on husbands and wives. ..
  2. LIFE COURSE, MENTAL HEALTH AND LATER DEVELOPMENT
    George Vaillant; Fiscal Year: 2005
    ..Parallel data (including daily diary data) will be collected on husbands and wives. ..
  3. LIFE COURSE, MENTAL HEALTH AND LATER DEVELOPMENT
    George Vaillant; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..Parallel data (including daily diary data) will be collected on husbands and wives. ..
  4. LIFE COURSE, MENTAL HEALTH AND LATER DEVELOPMENT
    George Vaillant; Fiscal Year: 2003
    ..Parallel data (including daily diary data) will be collected on husbands and wives. ..
  5. LIFE COURSE, MENTAL HEALTH AND LATER DEVELOPMENT
    George Vaillant; Fiscal Year: 2001
    ..3. Physical exams are obtained on all subjects every 5 years and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living every 2 years. Telephone cognitive status exams will be obtained every 5 years. ..
  6. LIFE COURSE, MENTAL HEALTH AND LATER DEVELOPMENT
    George Vaillant; Fiscal Year: 1999
    ..3. Physical exams are obtained on all subjects every 5 years and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living every 2 years. Telephone cognitive status exams will be obtained every 5 years. ..
  7. LIFE COURSE, MENTAL HEALTH AND LATER DEVELOPMENT
    George Vaillant; Fiscal Year: 2007
    ..Parallel data (including daily diary data) will be collected on husbands and wives. ..
  8. LIFE COURSE, MENTAL HEALTH AND LATER DEVELOPMENT
    George Vaillant; Fiscal Year: 2000
    ..3. Physical exams are obtained on all subjects every 5 years and Instrumental Activities of Daily Living every 2 years. Telephone cognitive status exams will be obtained every 5 years. ..