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John Guy Looney

Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Psychiatry, Child & Family Mental Health & Community Psychiatry
Box 3313 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
1558 Duke South Clinic, Blue Zone, Durham, NC 27710

Selected Publications


Alcohol expectancies and drinking behaviors among college students with disordered eating.

Journal Article J Am Coll Health · 2016 OBJECTIVE: The authors investigated binge drinking, alcohol expectancies, and risky and protective drinking behaviors in relation to disordered eating behaviors in male and female college students. PARTICIPANTS: The full sample consisted of 7,720 undergrad ... Full text Link to item Cite

The social brain in clinical practice

Journal Article Psychiatric Annals · October 1, 2005 Aspects of the social brain concept have relevance in clinical practice on several levels. One application is in the common psychiatric task of the initial evaluation of patients with major depression. Specific case examples, while singular in nature, advo ... Cite

The social brain: A unifying foundation for psychiatry [1]

Journal Article Academic Psychiatry · September 1, 2002 Full text Cite

Position statement on school-based health clinics

Journal Article American Journal of Psychiatry · January 1, 1991 Full text Cite

A systems model for residential treatment of children

Journal Article Residential Treatment for Children and Youth · November 6, 1987 The task of providing effective inpatient treatment for children is a difficult one and requires a broad, clearly conceptualized model of intervention. This paper reviews previous treatment models and presents a more inclusive milieu model derived from gen ... Full text Cite

Child sexual abuse: recognition and response.

Journal Article Tex Med · October 1987 Link to item Cite

Vertical integration of psychiatric services for youth: A theoretical assessment

Journal Article Administration in Mental Health · March 1, 1986 In order to cope with the accelerating rate of change in health care, new strategies must be considered. Vertical integration as one such strategy is discussed by the author with specific reference to psychiatric services for youth. © 1986 Human Sciences P ... Full text Cite

Suicide by adolescents.

Journal Article Tex Med · August 1985 Link to item Cite

Treatment planning in child psychiatry.

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Psychiatry · September 1984 Full text Link to item Cite

Treatment of adolescents in family therapy after divorce.

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Psychiatry · March 1984 Full text Link to item Cite

Data systems in child psychiatry: present status and future promise.

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Psychiatry · January 1984 Full text Link to item Cite

Competent adolescents from different socioeconomic and ethnic contexts.

Journal Article Adolesc Psychiatry · 1983 In this report two groups of adolescents have been compared and contrasted--black adolescents from working-class families and white adolescents from middle- and upper-middle-class families. The comparisons were based on detailed content analyses of intensi ... Link to item Cite

Classifying psychosomatic disorders in DSM-III.

Journal Article Psychosomatics · January 1981 Full text Link to item Cite

A psychotherapeutic approach to silent children.

Journal Article Am J Psychother · October 1980 This paper presents through clinical material a practical conceptual framework in the treatment of silent, nonproductive children. Based on systems theory, the therapist is encouraged to routinely take an inclusive view of the child and his world and make ... Full text Link to item Cite

Alcohol expectancies and drinking behaviors among college students with disordered eating.

Journal Article J Am Coll Health · 2016 OBJECTIVE: The authors investigated binge drinking, alcohol expectancies, and risky and protective drinking behaviors in relation to disordered eating behaviors in male and female college students. PARTICIPANTS: The full sample consisted of 7,720 undergrad ... Full text Link to item Cite

The social brain in clinical practice

Journal Article Psychiatric Annals · October 1, 2005 Aspects of the social brain concept have relevance in clinical practice on several levels. One application is in the common psychiatric task of the initial evaluation of patients with major depression. Specific case examples, while singular in nature, advo ... Cite

The social brain: A unifying foundation for psychiatry [1]

Journal Article Academic Psychiatry · September 1, 2002 Full text Cite

Position statement on school-based health clinics

Journal Article American Journal of Psychiatry · January 1, 1991 Full text Cite

A systems model for residential treatment of children

Journal Article Residential Treatment for Children and Youth · November 6, 1987 The task of providing effective inpatient treatment for children is a difficult one and requires a broad, clearly conceptualized model of intervention. This paper reviews previous treatment models and presents a more inclusive milieu model derived from gen ... Full text Cite

Child sexual abuse: recognition and response.

Journal Article Tex Med · October 1987 Link to item Cite

Vertical integration of psychiatric services for youth: A theoretical assessment

Journal Article Administration in Mental Health · March 1, 1986 In order to cope with the accelerating rate of change in health care, new strategies must be considered. Vertical integration as one such strategy is discussed by the author with specific reference to psychiatric services for youth. © 1986 Human Sciences P ... Full text Cite

Suicide by adolescents.

Journal Article Tex Med · August 1985 Link to item Cite

Treatment planning in child psychiatry.

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Psychiatry · September 1984 Full text Link to item Cite

Treatment of adolescents in family therapy after divorce.

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Psychiatry · March 1984 Full text Link to item Cite

Data systems in child psychiatry: present status and future promise.

Journal Article J Am Acad Child Psychiatry · January 1984 Full text Link to item Cite

Competent adolescents from different socioeconomic and ethnic contexts.

Journal Article Adolesc Psychiatry · 1983 In this report two groups of adolescents have been compared and contrasted--black adolescents from working-class families and white adolescents from middle- and upper-middle-class families. The comparisons were based on detailed content analyses of intensi ... Link to item Cite

Classifying psychosomatic disorders in DSM-III.

Journal Article Psychosomatics · January 1981 Full text Link to item Cite

A psychotherapeutic approach to silent children.

Journal Article Am J Psychother · October 1980 This paper presents through clinical material a practical conceptual framework in the treatment of silent, nonproductive children. Based on systems theory, the therapist is encouraged to routinely take an inclusive view of the child and his world and make ... Full text Link to item Cite

Psychogenic water intoxication: a fatality.

Journal Article Tex Med · January 1980 Link to item Cite

Clinical assessment of symptoms in adolescents

Journal Article American Journal of Orthopsychiatry · 1980 Cite

Psychiatrists' transition from training to career: stress and mastery.

Journal Article Am J Psychiatry · January 1980 Although the development of psychiatric residents has been studied extensively, continuing changes in psychiatrists after graduation from training have not. The authors present results of a survey research study of 263 psychiatrists recently graduated from ... Full text Link to item Cite

A longitudinal study of neurosis in young men.

Journal Article Hosp Community Psychiatry · July 1979 Because of the widely varying symptomatology seen in the neuroses, questions have been raised about whether they constitute a realistically defined category of illness. The authors followed 4074 Navy enlisted men diagnosed as neurotic between 1966 and 1969 ... Full text Link to item Cite

Consulting to children in crisis.

Journal Article Child Psychiatry Hum Dev · 1979 Although community consultation is common for psychiatrists, such activity is usually carried out on an elective rather than emergency basis. In a world troubled by community disaster situations--children are often at risk. Psychiatrists, through the use o ... Full text Link to item Cite

Psychiatric education in the emergency room: must teaching stop at 5 p.m.?

Journal Article Hosp Community Psychiatry · November 1978 The authors surveyed psychiatric residency programs to see what educational resources were available to residents assigned to provide emergency services during evening and nighttime hours. Almost half the sample of 89 programs assigned first-year residents ... Full text Link to item Cite

Assessing psychologic symptoms in adolescents.

Journal Article South Med J · October 1978 Assessing the meaning of psychologic symptoms in adolescents can be a difficult task. Pediatricians, internists, and family practitioners are often the first professionals consulted by families worried that their teen-agers may be in psychologic distress. ... Full text Link to item Cite

Transient situational disturbances: course and outcome.

Journal Article Am J Psychiatry · June 1978 The validity and usefulness of the diagnostic category transient situational disturbance were evaluated by studying the course and outcome for 2,078 hospitalized naval personnel. The condition was found to be less severe and disabling than other major psyc ... Full text Link to item Cite

The use of a ward's history in training psychiatric child care workers

Journal Article Child Care Quarterly · March 1, 1978 The importance of the contribution of historical-cultural factors to an inpatient treatment setting's contemporaneous psycho-social climate has been given little attention in published discussions of ward staff problems and training. This report illustrate ... Full text Cite

A new method of classification for psychophysiologic disorders.

Journal Article Am J Psychiatry · March 1978 The authors suggest that there are a number of shortcomings in DSM-II's classification system for psychophysiologic disorders, which lists this group of disorders as a distinct group of diseases different from other organic diseases. They propose a new, mu ... Full text Link to item Cite

Psychiatric consultation in a Vietnamese refugee camp.

Journal Article Am J Psychiatry · February 1978 The authors provided psychiatric consultation to medical personnel in charge of a Vietnamese refugee camp in California. Although the emergency measures that supplied clothing, food, shelter, and medical care to nearly 60,000 refugees were immensely succes ... Full text Link to item Cite

Problems of Southeast Asian children in a refugee camp.

Journal Article Am J Psychiatry · April 1977 The authors describe the efforts made to meet the mental health needs of Vietnamese children and their families in a large refugee camp. Many of the children received strong emotional support from the multigenerational Vietnamese families, and they adapted ... Full text Link to item Cite

The psychiatric chief residency: a preliminary training experience in administrative process.

Journal Article Am J Psychiatry · July 1975 Drawing on their experience, the authors explore the opportunity for learning administrative process that is available to the psychiatric chief resident. They categorize six models of the psychiatric chief residency and document two of them, the ward chief ... Full text Link to item Cite

The prediction of adolescent homicide: episodic dyscontrol and dehumanization

Journal Article American Journal of Psychoanalysis · 1974 Adult crime is said to be more likely in those who as children showed a triad of enuresis, firesetting, and cruelty to animals, but this syndrome is not present with greater frequency in violent than nonviolent individuals. It has been generally agreed tha ... Cite

Flight from autonomy: problems of social change on an adolescent inpatient unit

Journal Article Psychiatry · 1974 This paper reports on a period of social change in an adolescent inpatient unit. The primary aim was the redefinition of ward staff roles and functions designed to encourage more autonomous functioning. The staff were to be able to function on their own wh ... Cite