Timothy Wayne Fong, M.D.

Mailing Address:
760 Westwood Ave.
Los Angeles, CA 90024

Affiliations
Affiliations
Health Sciences Clinical Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
Research Interests

Addiction and Mental Health

Gambling Disorder

Cannabis Research

 

Biography

Dr. Fong is a Professor of Psychiatry, board-certified in Addiction Psychiatry, at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA.   

 

He is the director of the UCLA Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship, a one-year program that provides clinical training in the management of addictive disorders. 

 

He is also the co-director of the UCLA Gambling Studies Program.   The purpose of this program is to examine the underlying causes and clinical characteristics of gambling disorder in order to develop effective, evidence-based treatment strategies.    

 

Finally, he is a member of the Steering Committee to the UCLA Cannabis Research Initiative, a multidisciplinary effort to examine the full impact of cannabis on the body, mind and brain. 

Publications

A selected list of publications:

Fong Timothy W, Reid Rory C, Parhami Iman   Behavioral addictions: where to draw the lines? The Psychiatric clinics of North America, 2012; 35(2): 279-96.
Fink Arlene, Parhami Iman, Rosenthal Richard J, Campos Michael D, Siani Aaron, Fong Timothy W   How Transparent is Behavioral Intervention Research on Pathological Gambling and Other Gambling-Related Disorders? A Systematic Literature Review Addiction (Abingdon, England), 2012; 35(2): .
Parhami Iman, Davtian Margarit, Collard Michael, Lopez Jean, Fong Timothy W   A Preliminary 6-Month Prospective Study Examining Self-reported Religious Preference, Religiosity/Spirituality, and Retention at a Jewish Residential Treatment Center for Substance-Related Disorders The journal of behavioral health services & research, 2012; 35(2): .
Parhami Iman, Siani Aaron, Rosenthal Richard J, Fong Timothy W   Pathological Gambling, Problem Gambling and Sleep Complaints: An Analysis of the National Comorbidity Survey: Replication (NCS-R) Journal of gambling studies / co-sponsored by the National Council on Problem Gambling and Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming, 2012; 35(2): .
Parhami Iman, Hyman Mark, Siani Aaron, Lin Stephanie, Collard Michael, Garcia Johnny, Casaus Laurie, Tsuang John, Fong Timothy W   Screening for addictive disorders within a workers' compensation clinic: an exploratory study Substance use & misuse, 2012; 47(1): 99-107.
Parhami Iman, Siani Aaron, Rosenthal Richard J, Lin Stephanie, Collard Michael, Fong Timothy W   Sleep and gambling severity in a community sample of gamblers Journal of addictive diseases, 2012; 31(1): 67-79.
Reid Rory C, Carpenter Bruce N, Fong Timothy W   Neuroscience research fails to support claims that excessive pornography consumption causes brain damage Surgical neurology international, 2011; 2(1): 64.
Fong Timothy W, Campos Michael D, Brecht Mary-Lynn, Davis Alice, Marco Adrienne, Pecanha Viviane, Rosenthal Richard J   Problem and pathological gambling in a sample of casino patrons Journal of gambling studies / co-sponsored by the National Council on Problem Gambling and Institute for the Study of Gambling and Commercial Gaming, 2011; 27(1): 35-47.
Xu Jiansong, Azizian Allen, Monterosso John, Domier Catherine P, Brody Arthur L, Fong Timothy W, London Edythe D   Gender effects on mood and cigarette craving during early abstinence and resumption of smoking Nicotine & tobacco research : official journal of the Society for Research on Nicotine and Tobacco, 2008; 10(11): 1653-61.
Payer Doris E, Lieberman Matthew D, Monterosso John R, Xu Jiansong, Fong Timothy W, London Edythe D   Differences in cortical activity between methamphetamine-dependent and healthy individuals performing a facial affect matching task Drug and alcohol dependence, 2008; 93(1-2): 93-102.
Fong Timothy W, Tsuang John   Asian-americans, addictions, and barriers to treatment Psychiatry (Edgmont (Pa. : Township)), 2007; 4(11): 51-9.
Fong Timothy W   Understanding and managing compulsive sexual behaviors Psychiatry (Edgmont (Pa. : Township)), 2006; 3(11): 51-8.
Fong Timothy W, De La Garza Richard, Newton Thomas F   A case report of topiramate in the treatment of nonparaphilic sexual addiction Journal of clinical psychopharmacology, 2005; 25(5): 512-4.
Fong Timothy W   Types of psychotherapy for pathological gamblers Psychiatry (Edgmont (Pa. : Township)), 2005; 2(5): 32-9.
Fong Timothy W   The vulnerable faces of pathological gambling Psychiatry (Edgmont (Pa. : Township)), 2005; 2(4): 34-42.
Fong Timothy W   The biopsychosocial consequences of pathological gambling Psychiatry (Edgmont (Pa. : Township)), 2005; 2(3): 22-30.
Tsuang John, Fong Timothy W   Treatment of patients with schizophrenia and substance abuse disorders Current pharmaceutical design, 2004; 10(18): 2249-61.