Author | Judson A. Brewer, MD, PhD

Articles

Strategies for Keeping Our Prefrontal Cortex Online

August 27, 2020

As we notice acts of kindness and allow them to guide us into new behaviors and habit loops, we replace worry and anxiety with altruistic thinking.

PsychPearls: Altruism During Self-Isolation

April 13, 2020

Dr Jud Brewer discusses the benevolent effects of altruism during the coronavirus pandemic in this brief podcast.

Can App-Based Mindfulness Reduce Physician Anxiety and Burnout?

April 06, 2020

In what seem like ancient times “BCV” (before coronavirus), there was a more slowly growing scourge for physicians and other health care workers: burnout.

PsychPearls: The Coronavirus Anxiety Cycle

April 03, 2020

Sit back and listen to Dr Jud Brewer discuss integrative approaches to managing anxiety during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Smoking Cessation: What’s Next?

November 19, 2013

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable morbidity and mortality in the US. The majority of smokers want to quit, but only a fraction achieve this annually. New evidence shows it is possible to teach patients to weaken the link between craving and smoking until they are able to ride out any craving–and consequently quit.

Grand Rounds: Neural Mechanisms of Mindfulness Training

February 04, 2013

Mindfulness training is a viable treatment tool that rivals psychopharmaceutical agents for the treatment of addiction, anxiety, depression, and other psychiatric disorders.