MindBody Medicine Clinic
Contact Dr. Naylor
Phone: (802) 847-8241
Magdalena Naylor, MD, PhD
Dr. Naylor is a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Director of the MindBody Medicine Clinic (MBMC) and Associate Director of the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU) in the Department of Psychiatry. She also collaborates with the Health Behavior Research Center (HBRC).
Magdalena Naylor received her M.D. and Ph.D. from the Warsaw Medical Academy in Poland and her training in Psychiatry at the Duke University Medical Center. She is board certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology and is licensed to practice medicine in Vermont. She teaches clinical psychiatry and behavioral medicine to medical students, psychology students and physicians in training in psychiatry. As a clinician she specializes in the treatment of mood and anxiety disorders, unresolved grief, PTSD and chronic pain. She utilizes behavioral and cognitive techniques in both individual and group therapy.
Her research has focused on the neuroendocrinology of mood disorders, with special emphasis on depression and cognition in menopausal women. At the CNRU she collaborates on NIH sponsored studies on the interaction of estrogen and central cholinergic systems in menopausal and elderly women. She has also focused attention on the development of novel modes of treatment for chronic pain, obesity and alcohol dependence. She has recently shown that telephone support through interactive voice response (IVR) technologies, such as the Therapeutic IVR (TIVR), can dramatically improve the long-term outcome for patients participating in cognitive-behavioral therapy for pain management. These findings have resulted in her obtaining a 5-year NIH grant to continue this work. She is now in the process of expanding this research therapeutic approach to problems such as obesity. Together with the team at the HBRC she collaborates on an NIH sponsored research utilizing TIVR for alcohol relapse prevention.
As a founding member of the UVM Functional Brain Imaging Program, she recently began studying the effects of coping in chronic pain and obesity utilizing functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI).
Dr. Naylor is also interested in how mind, body and spiritual issues differ in various cultural contexts. She traveled extensively throughout Asia and studied meditation in Nepal and Bali, Indonesia. She is co-author of the book The Search for Meaning.
In Preparation. Naylor MR, Krauthamer GM, Dumas J, Filippi C, Newhouse PN. Functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging Investigates Treatment Response to Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Patients with Chronic Pain.
In Preparation: Naylor, MR, Nillni, Y, Krauthamer, MG, Helzer, J. Pain, Emotions and Coping: Daily Data Analyses.
In Preparation: Davis, M, Naylor, MR. Relationships Between Call Frequency, Skill Acquisition, and Outcome Measures in Patients Learning to Cope with Chronic Pain.
Cloud G, Krauthamer GM, Naylor MR. Beyond Pain: An Evaluation of a Cognitive-Behavioral Interventions' Impact on Life Control. A Randomized Controlled Trial. In review, Journal of Clincial and Consulting Psychology.
Helzer JE, Krauthmer GM, Naud S, Naylor MR. Temporal Relationships Between Emotion and Chronic Musculoskeletal Pain: A Daily-Process Study Using Therapeutic Interactive Voice Response (TIVR), In review, The Jouranl of Pain.
Naylor MR, Naud S, Keefe FJ, Helzer JE. (2010.) Therapeutic Interactive Voice Response (TIVR) to Reduce Analgesic Medication Use for Chronic Pain Management. J Pain. 2010 Jul 8. [Epub ahead of print] PMID: 20620119 Abstract | Full Text
Naylor MR, Keefe FJ, Brigidi B, Naud S, Helzer JE. (2008.) Therapeutic Interactive Voice Response for chronic pain reduction and relapse prevention. Pain 134(3):335-45. PMID: 18178011 Abstract | Full Text
Dumas J, Hancur-Bucci C, Naylor MR, Sites C, Newhouse P. (2008.) "Estradiol Interacts with the Cholinergic System to Affect Verbal Memory in Post-Menopausal Women: Evidence for the Critical Period Hypothesis." Hormones and Behavior, 53(1): 159-169. Abstract | Full Text
Newhouse, P, Dumas, J, Hancur-Bucci, C, Naylor, MR, Sites, C, Benkelfat, C, Young, S. (2007.) "Estrogen Administration Negatively Alters Mood Following Monoaminergic Depletion and Psychosocial Stress in Postmenopausal Women." Neuropsychopharmacology, 1-14.Abstract | Full Text
Dumas, J, Hancur-Bucci, C, Naylor, M, Sites, C, Newhouse, P. (2006.) "Estrogen Treatment Effects on Anticholinergic-Induced Cognitive Dysfunction in Normal Postmenopausal Women," Neuropsychopharmacology, 31, 2065-2078. Abstract | Full Text
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