Maria Kovacs, PhD

Distinguished Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology

Contact Details

3811 O'Hara St.

Education & Training

Psychology, University of Pennsylvania

Research Interests

Course & outcome of juvenile depressive disorders; Emotion regulation in depression risk; Health consequences of early-onset depression
Selected Research Publications & Products
  1. Kovacs M, George C. Maladaptive mood repair predicts suicidal behaviors among young adults with depression histories. Journal of Affective Disorders, 265, 558-566, 2020.
  2. Yang X, Daches S, Yaroslavsky I, George CJ, Kovacs M. Cardiac vagal control mediates the relation between past depression and blood pressure several years later among young adults. Psychophysiology, 57(5), 1-9, 2020.
  3. Kovacs M, Lopez-Duran N, Mayer L, George C, Baji I, Kiss E, Vetro A & Kapornai K. The development of mood repair response repertories: I. Age-related changes among 7- to 14-year-old depressed and control children and adolescents. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 48(1), 143-152, 2019.
  4. Daches S, Yaroslavsky I & Kovacs M. The persistence of hedonically-based mood repair among young offspring at high- and low-risk for depression. Cognition and Emotion, 4, 1-13, 2019.

Clinical Interests

Treatment of depressed children & youth

Education Interests

Postdoctoral fellow education; Resident clinical training