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Deborah Koltai Attix

Associate Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Campus mail: Box 3333 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710
Phone: (919) 668-2846
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1) The effect of psychological interventions on the abilities and adjustment of dementia patients and those at-risk for developing neurodegenerative illnesses such as Alzheimer's disease. These interventions include the provision of modified cognitive (mnemonic; organizational) strategies, and traditional psychotherapy (dynamic and behavioral).
2) Investigation of the possible neuropsychological sequelae of Pfiesteria exposure.
3) Psychometric properties of neuropsychological instruments within the geriatric population.

Education and Training

  • Ph.D., Alliant International University - California School of Professional Psychology, 1993