Faculty

Carmen Andreescu, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.
Pittsburgh
 
PA
 
15213

Education & Training

MD
Carol Davila University of Medicine and Pharmacy Medicine
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMCPsychiatry
Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMCGeriatric Psychiatry

Current Appointments

Co-Director, Geriatric Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory

Professional Affiliations

Member, American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry

Selected Honors & Awards

Hartford-Jeste Award for Future Leaders in Geriatric Psychiatry, American Psychiatric Association
Young Investigator Award, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Research Interests

Neural basis of emotion regulation in anxiety; Biomarkers of treatment response in anxiety; Device-based interventions in mood disorders
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Karim HT, Tudorascu DL, Walker S, Aizenstein JH, and Andreescu C. In the grip of worry cerebral blood flow changes during worry induction and reappraisal in late-life generalized anxiety disorder. Translational Psychiatry, 2017
  2. Andreescu C, Sheu LK, Tudorascu D, Gross JJ, Walker S, Banihashemi L, Aizenstein H. Emotion reactivity and regulation in late-life generalized anxiety disorder: Functional connectivity at baseline and post-treatment. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2015
  3. Andreescu C, Gross JJ, Lenze E, Edelman KD, Snyder S, Tanase C, Aizenstein H. Altered cerebral blood flow patterns associated with pathologic worry in the elderly. Depress Anxiety. 2011
  4. Andreescu C, Mulsant BH, Houck PR, Whyte EM, Mazumdar S, Dombrovski AY, Pollock BG, Reynolds CF 3rd. Empirically derived decision trees for the treatment of late-life depression. Am J Psychiatry. 2008
  5. Andreescu C, Lenze EJ, Dew MA, Begley AE, Mulsant BH, Dombrovski AY, Pollock BG, Stack J, Miller MD, Reynolds CF. Effect of comorbid anxiety on treatment response and relapse risk in late-life depression: A controlled study. Br J Psychiatry. 2007

Clinical Interests

Late-life mood and anxiety disorders; Interventional Psychiatry
Selected Clinical Publications & Products
  1. Andreescu C, Varon D. New research on anxiety disorders in the elderly and an update on evidence-based treatments. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2015
  2. Aizenstein HJ, Khalaf A, Walker SE, Andreescu C. Magnetic resonance imaging predictors of treatment response in late-life depression. J Geriatr Psychiatry Neurol. 2014
  3. Andreescu C, Aizenstein H. MRI studies in late-life mood disorders. Curr Top Behav Neurosci. 2012

Education Interests

Late-life mood and anxiety disorders; Phenomenology of mental disorders
Selected Education Publications & Products
  1. Varon D, Andreescu C: Amnestic Disorders and Mild Cognitive Impairment, in Kaplan & Sadocks Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, 10th edition. Eds Benjamin J. Sadock, Virginia Alcott Sadock, Pedro Ruiz; Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 2016.
  2. Andreescu C: Late-Life Anxiety Disorders, in Geriatric Psychiatry (Pittsburgh Pocket Psychiatry). Eds. Mark D. Miller, LalithKumar K.Solai. Oxford University Press, New York, NY. 2013
  3. Lenze EJ, Wetherell JL, Andreescu C: Anxiety Disorders, in Essentials of Geriatric Psychiatry, 2nd edition. Eds Dan G. Blazer, David C. Steffens, American Psychiatric Publishing Press, Arlington VA, 2012
  4. Andreescu C, Aizenstein HJ: Amnestic Disorders and Mild Cognitive Impairment, in Kaplan & Sadocks Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry, 9th edition. Eds Benjamin J. Sadock, Virginia Alcott Sadock, Pedro Ruiz; Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, 2010
  5. Lenze EJ, Wetherell JL, Andreescu C: Anxiety Disorders in the Elderly, in American Psychiatric Association Textbook of Geriatric Neuropsychiatry, 3rd edition. American Psychiatric Publishing Inc., 2011