Alicia E. Meuret

Asthma patients reduce symptoms, improve lung function with shallow breaths, more CO2

Asthma patients taught to habitually resist the urge to take deep breaths when experiencing symptoms were rewarded with fewer symptoms and healthier lung function, according to a new study from the Department of Psycholgoy at Southern Methodist University.

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KERA: The Psychology of Fear

SMU, KERA, Think, Alicia Meuret, panic, anxiety, fearKERA public radio 90.1 hosted SMU psychologist Alicia Meuret on Krys Boyd‘s “Think” program Oct. 6.

Meuret, Boyd and Madhukar Trivedi, chair of the University of Texas-Southwestern’s Mental Health Department, discussed “How fear serves us and when it can lead us astray,” particularly in the wake of the much-discussed Ebola case in Dallas.
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Oprah.com: Stress Myths — Debunked!

Health journalist Corrie Pikul wrote about the groundbreaking panic and anxiety research of SMU psychologists Dr. Alicia Meuret and Dr. Thomas Ritz in a Jan. 7 post on Oprah.com.

The article, “Stress Myths—Debunked!,” cites the startling findings of Meuret’s anxiety research, which has found that the standard advice to “take a deep breath” actually makes such situations worse. Continue reading

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Prevention: Anxiety Is Draining Your Brain, But It Doesn’t Have To

Health journalist Markham Heid wrote about the groundbreaking panic and anxiety research of SMU psychologists Dr. Alicia Meuret and Dr. Thomas Ritz in the June 2012 issue of Prevention magazine.

The article “Anxiety Is Draining Your Brain, But It Doesn’t Have To” cites Meuret’s anxiety research disputing the standard advice to “take a deep breath.”
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Baylor Innovations: Don’t Panic, New Research Shows That Panic Attacks Are Not As Spontaneous As Once Thought

The%20Wall%20Street%20Journal.jpgBaylor Innovations, the quarterly magazine of Baylor Health Care System, featured the groundbreaking panic attack research of SMU psychologists Dr. Alicia Meuret, Dr. David Rosenfield and Dr. Thomas Ritz.

The Spring 2012 article by health and science writer Mark Cantrell, titled “Don’t Panic: New Research Shows That Panic Attacks Are Not As Spontaneous As Once Thought” details the startling findings of Meuret’s published study showing significant physiological instability in advance of so-called out-of-the-blue panic attacks.
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SMU News: 2012 Research Day at Southern Methodist University

2012 SMU Research DaySMU News covered the annual 2012 Research Day on Feb. 10 where SMU graduate and undergraduate students presented results of their research studies.

Sponsored by SMU’s Office of Research and Graduate Studies, the event sought to foster communication between students in different programs, give students the opportunity to present their work in formats they will use as professionals, and to share with the SMU community and others the outstanding research being done at the University.
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HHS Healthbeat: Predicting Panic Attacks

Panic%20attack.jpgNicholas Garlow with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services created a podcast about the groundbreaking panic attack research of SMU psychologists Dr. Alicia Meuret, Dr. David Rosenfield and Dr. Thomas Ritz.

The Sept. 22 podcast “Predicting Panic Attacks” details the startling findings of Meuret’s newest published study showing significant physiological instability in advance of so-called out-of-the-blue panic attacks.

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The Wall Street Journal: Seeing Signs of a Panic Attack Before One Happens

The%20Wall%20Street%20Journal.jpgScience journalist Ann Lukits wrote about the groundbreaking panic attack research of SMU psychologists Dr. Alicia Meuret, Dr. David Rosenfield and Dr. Thomas Ritz in the The Wall Street Journal.

The Sept. 20 article “Seeing Signs of a Panic Attack Before One Happens” details the startling findings of Meuret’s newest published study showing significant physiological instability in advance of so-called out-of-the-blue panic attacks. Continue reading

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The Atlantic: The Upside of a Panic Attack: The Worst Is Over Before You Know It

main%20flickr%20Bhernandez%202917293212_9dac1fe52e_b-thumb-615x300-63565.jpgScience journalist Hans Villarica wrote about the groundbreaking panic attack research of SMU psychologists Dr. Alicia Meuret, Dr. David Rosenfield and Dr. Thomas Ritz in the The Atlantic.

The Sept. 16 article “The Upside of a Panic Attack: The Worst Is Over Before You Know It” details the startling findings of Meuret’s newest published study showing significant physiological instability in advance of so-called out-of-the-blue panic attacks.
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