Education & Training
Selected Honors & Awards
- Ladouceur CD, Kerestes R, Schlund MW, Shirtcliff EA, Lee Y, Dahl RE. Neural systems underlying reward cue processing in early adolescence: the role of puberty and pubertal hormones. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2019 102:281-291. PMID: 30639923; PMCID: PMC7085287
- Ladouceur CD, Schlund MW, Segreti AM. Positive reinforcement modulates fronto-limbic systems subserving emotional interference in adolescents. Behavioural Brain Research. 2018 15;338:109-117. PMID: 29079512; PMCID: PMC6338073
- Ladouceur CD, Tan P, Sharma V, Bylsma L, Silk J, Siegle G, Forbes E, McMakin DL, Dahl RE, Kendall PC, Mannarino A, Ryan ND. Error-related brain activity in pediatric anxiety disorders remains elevated following individual therapy: a randomized clinical trial. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry. 2018 59(11):1152-1161. PMID: 29603219; PMCID: PMC6165715
- Ladouceur CD, Diwadkar V, White R., Bass J., Birmaher B, Axelson DA, Phillips ML. Fronto-limbic function in unaffected offspring at familial risk for bipolar disorder during an emotional working memory paradigm. Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience. 2013 5:185-196. PMID: 23590840; PMCID: PMC3676715
- Ladouceur CD. Neural systems supporting cognitive affective interactions in adolescence: The role of puberty and implications for affective disorders. Frontiers of Integrative Neuroscience. 2012 6(65):1-11. doi:10.3389/fnint.2012.00065. PMID: 22969712
Cecile Ladouceur, PhD, Elected to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council
We are pleased to announce that Cecile Ladouceur, PhD (Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology), has been elected to the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (BBRF) Scientific Council. The BBRF is the top non-governmental funder of mental health research grants. The Scientific Council reviews and selects the most promising research proposals with the greatest potential to lead to breakthroughs in mental health...
Avoidance Bias to Angry Faces Predicts Development of Depressive Symptoms in Adolescent Girls
Adolescence is a sensitive window for the development of depressive and social anxiety disorders, particularly among girls. Models of depression and social anxiety suggest that individuals with or at high risk for these conditions may exhibit interpersonal behaviors in early adolescence—such as social avoidance and withdrawal—that can evoke negative reactions from others and lead teens to miss out on potential...
New Research: Maternal Response to Positive Affect Moderates the Impact of Familial Risk for Depression on Ventral Striatal Response to Winning Reward in Children
Adolescent offspring of depressed parents show diminished response to reward in the ventral striatum. Though factors associated with neural alterations in childhood are poorly understood, altered reward response may emerge before adolescence in offspring at familial risk for depression. A group of investigators, including Pitt Psychiatry scientists Judith Morgan, PhD (Associate Professor of Psychiatry and...
Pitt Psychiatry News from the 2021 Annual Meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
Following a virtual conference in 2020, the 2021 Annual Meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP) was presented in a hybrid format, online and in-person in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Honorific Award Congratulations to Susanne Ahmari, MD, PhD (Associate Professor of Psychiatry), who received the 2021 ACNP Eva King Killam Research Award. This award honors outstanding translational research...