Rory C. Reid

University of California, Los Angeles, USA

Rory C. Reid, Ph.D. degree, is a LCSW and serves as a Research Psychologist at the Department of Psychiatry, the Neuropsychiatric Institute, UCLA, Los Angeles, Calif, USA. Over the past decade, he has specialized in research examining various psychological correlates of hypersexual behavior and pathological gambling. He served as the Principal Investigator for a DSM-5 Field Trial for hypersexual disorder conducted in USA and has developed several measures used in various studies of hypersexual behavior. Given that modern imaging approaches have proven remarkably powerful in exposing plastic changes from even short-term behavioral interventions in a variety of presenting clinical problems, Reid is interested in further understanding the windows that neuroimaging can provide into behavioral disorders and illuminating the physiological effects of specific intermediations. These efforts have the potential to better guide and focus treatments. As a psychologist, Reid seeks to develop empirically supported treatments for patients experiencing impulse control deficits (e.g., hypersexual behavior, pathological gambling, etc.) and other addictive behaviors. As part of this work, he desires to understand the neurobiological mechanisms associated with changes in the brain in response to Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) in patients seeking help for pathological gambling, hypersexual behavior, and other behavioral addictions.

Biography Updated on 2 September 2012

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