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Matthew Tull, PhD

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Dr. Matthew Tull conducts research on anxiety disorders (specifically PTSD) and substance use problems. He has published extensively in these areas and is the recipient of grant funding from the National Institute of Drug Abuse of the National Institutes of Health.

Experience:

Dr. Tull has extensive clinical and research experience in the area of anxiety disorders, including PTSD. Dr. Tull received his training in the assessment and treatment of anxiety disorders at the University of Massachusetts Boston, McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School, and the National Center for PTSD at the Boston Veterans Affairs Healthcare System.

Dr. Tull is an associate professor and director of anxiety disorders research in the Department of Psychiatry and Human Behavior at the University of Mississippi Medical Center in Jackson. Dr. Tull has conducted many studies examining how the ways in which we manage our emotions influence the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders, such as PTSD. His current research is focused on identifying and better understanding factors underlying substance abuse among individuals with PTSD.

The views given in these articles are the personal views of Dr. Matthew Tull and not the views of the University of Mississippi Medical Center.

Education:

Dr. Tull obtained his Ph.D. in clinical psychology from the University of Massachusetts Boston following completion of his internship at the Boston Consortium in Clinical Psychology. He completed rotations at the Outpatient Clinic, Substance Abuse Residential Treatment Program, and the National Center for PTSD - Behavioral Sciences Division at the Boston Veterans Affairs Healthcare System. Following this internship, Dr. Tull completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Maryland, College Park.

By Matthew Tull, PhD:

PTSD and other anxiety disorders can have a tremendous impact on a person's life, as well as the lives of family and friends. Fortunately, we are learning more about anxiety disorders every day. Yet, a lot of this information does not always reach the people who need it the most. I am excited about being able to relay this information through About.com. I hope that my site may give people the information and hope they need to cope with and recover from their own or their loved one's anxiety disorder.

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