Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker

Summary

Affiliation: Massachusetts General Hospital
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Applying cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety to the younger child
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Child Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital MGH, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 20:349-68. 2011
  2. ncbi request reprint Psychopathology in adolescent offspring of parents with panic disorder, major depression, or both: a 10-year follow-up
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 169:1175-84. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Behavioral inhibition in preschool children at risk is a specific predictor of middle childhood social anxiety: a five-year follow-up
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02138, USA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 28:225-33. 2007
  4. pmc Disruptive behavior disorders in offspring of parents with major depression: associations with parental behavior disorders
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology, Massachusetts General Hospital, United States
    J Affect Disord 111:176-84. 2008
  5. ncbi request reprint Laboratory-observed behavioral disinhibition in the young offspring of parents with bipolar disorder: a high-risk pilot study
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Mass General Hospital Pediatric Psychopharmacology Program, 185 Alewife Brook Parkway, Suite 2100, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:265-71. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy complications associated with childhood anxiety disorders
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Pediatric Psychopharmacology Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Depress Anxiety 19:152-62. 2004
  7. doi request reprint High risk studies and developmental antecedents of anxiety disorders
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    MGH Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology, 185 Alewife Brook Parkway, Suite 2000, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet 148:99-117. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Lack of association between behavioral inhibition and psychosocial adversity factors in children at risk for anxiety disorders
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:547-55. 2004
  9. doi request reprint Cognitive-behavioral intervention with young anxious children
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 16:113-25. 2008
  10. doi request reprint Cognitive behavioral therapy for 4- to 7-year-old children with anxiety disorders: a randomized clinical trial
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Massachusetts General Hospital, 185 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 78:498-510. 2010

Research Grants

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Publications39

  1. doi request reprint Applying cognitive-behavioral therapy for anxiety to the younger child
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Child Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Program, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital MGH, 55 Fruit Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 20:349-68. 2011
    ..The authors conclude with recommendations for future directions for research in this area...
  2. ncbi request reprint Psychopathology in adolescent offspring of parents with panic disorder, major depression, or both: a 10-year follow-up
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 169:1175-84. 2012
    ..The authors examined the specificity and course of psychiatric disorders from early childhood through adolescence in offspring of parents with confirmed panic disorder and major depressive disorder...
  3. ncbi request reprint Behavioral inhibition in preschool children at risk is a specific predictor of middle childhood social anxiety: a five-year follow-up
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA 02138, USA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 28:225-33. 2007
    ..It has been hypothesized to be a risk factor for anxiety disorders. In this prospective longitudinal study, we compared the psychiatric outcomes in middle childhood of children evaluated at preschool age for BI...
  4. pmc Disruptive behavior disorders in offspring of parents with major depression: associations with parental behavior disorders
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology, Massachusetts General Hospital, United States
    J Affect Disord 111:176-84. 2008
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  5. ncbi request reprint Laboratory-observed behavioral disinhibition in the young offspring of parents with bipolar disorder: a high-risk pilot study
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Mass General Hospital Pediatric Psychopharmacology Program, 185 Alewife Brook Parkway, Suite 2100, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 163:265-71. 2006
    ..This study tested whether behavioral disinhibition is more prevalent among offspring of parents with bipolar disorder than among offspring of parents without bipolar disorder...
  6. ncbi request reprint Pregnancy complications associated with childhood anxiety disorders
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Pediatric Psychopharmacology Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Depress Anxiety 19:152-62. 2004
    ..Results suggest that prenatal stressors may increase a child's risk for anxiety disorders beyond the risk conferred by parental psychopathology alone...
  7. doi request reprint High risk studies and developmental antecedents of anxiety disorders
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    MGH Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology, 185 Alewife Brook Parkway, Suite 2000, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Am J Med Genet C Semin Med Genet 148:99-117. 2008
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  8. ncbi request reprint Lack of association between behavioral inhibition and psychosocial adversity factors in children at risk for anxiety disorders
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:547-55. 2004
    ..To explore whether this association was mediated by environmental factors, the authors examined associations between psychosocial adversity variables and behavioral inhibition in this group of children...
  9. doi request reprint Cognitive-behavioral intervention with young anxious children
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA
    Harv Rev Psychiatry 16:113-25. 2008
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  10. doi request reprint Cognitive behavioral therapy for 4- to 7-year-old children with anxiety disorders: a randomized clinical trial
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Massachusetts General Hospital, 185 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 78:498-510. 2010
    ..To examine the efficacy of a developmentally appropriate parent-child cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) protocol for anxiety disorders in children ages 4-7 years...
  11. ncbi request reprint Rationale and principles for early intervention with young children at risk for anxiety disorders
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, 02138, USA
    Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev 5:161-72. 2002
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  12. pmc Clinical outcomes of laboratory-observed preschool behavioral disinhibition at five-year follow-up
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Pediatric Psychopharmacology Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, 185 Alewife Brook Parkway, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 62:565-72. 2007
    ..In the present study, our objective was to examine the diagnostic outcome in middle childhood of behavioral disinhibition assessed at preschool age among offspring at risk for anxiety and mood disorders...
  13. pmc Developmental trajectories of anxiety disorders in offspring at high risk for panic disorder and major depression
    Joseph Biederman
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Psychiatry Res 153:245-52. 2007
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  14. ncbi request reprint Does referral bias impact findings in high-risk offspring for anxiety disorders? A controlled study of high-risk children of non-referred parents with panic disorder/agoraphobia and major depression
    Joseph Biederman
    Pediatric Psychopharmacology Program and the Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Warren 705, 15 Parkman St, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Affect Disord 82:209-16. 2004
    ..This study evaluated whether these patterns of transmission between parents and high-risk offspring are moderated by referral bias...
  15. ncbi request reprint A controlled longitudinal 5-year follow-up study of children at high and low risk for panic disorder and major depression
    Joseph Biederman
    Pediatric Psychopharmacology Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Department of Psychiatry, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Psychol Med 36:1141-52. 2006
    ..To evaluate the longitudinal course of psychiatric disorders in children of parents with panic disorder (PD) and major depression (MD) as they transition through the period of risk from childhood into adolescence...
  16. ncbi request reprint Psychopathology in the young offspring of parents with bipolar disorder: a controlled pilot study
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Pediatric Psychopharmacology Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, 185 Alewife Brook Parkway, Suite 2100, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Psychiatry Res 145:155-67. 2006
    ..Results support the hypotheses of elevated behavior, anxiety, and mood disorders among offspring at risk for bipolar disorder, and suggest that this psychopathology is already evident in early childhood...
  17. ncbi request reprint Antecedents to panic disorder in nonreferred adults
    Joseph Biederman
    Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 67:1179-86. 2006
    ..The current study examined both childhood and adult comorbid disorders as potential antecedent disorders to panic disorder in a large sample of nonreferred adults...
  18. ncbi request reprint Childhood antecedents to panic disorder in referred and nonreferred adults
    Joseph Biederman
    Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 15:549-61. 2005
    ..We used a recursive partitioning method to examine antecedent childhood anxiety disorders in large samples of referred and nonreferred subjects with and without panic disorder...
  19. doi request reprint Executive functioning in offspring at risk for depression and anxiety
    Jamie A Micco
    Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology, Massachusetts General Hospital, 85 Alewife Brook Parkway, Suite 2000, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    Depress Anxiety 26:780-90. 2009
    ..Studies of at-risk offspring can shed light on this question by examining whether EFDs characterize children at high risk for depression and anxiety who are not yet symptomatic...
  20. ncbi request reprint Psychopathology in the offspring of parents with bipolar disorder: a controlled study
    Aude Henin
    Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit and Harvard Bipolar Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02138, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 58:554-61. 2005
    ..To examine the risk for psychopathology in offspring at risk for bipolar disorder and the course of psychiatric disorders in these youth...
  21. pmc The child behavior checklist broad-band scales predict subsequent psychopathology: A 5-year follow-up
    Carter R Petty
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit, Warren 705, 15 Parkman Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 22:532-9. 2008
    ..To evaluate the utility of the Child Behavior Check list (CBCL) for identifying children of parents with panic disorder or major depression at high-risk for future psychopathology...
  22. ncbi request reprint Parental predictors of pediatric panic disorder/agoraphobia: a controlled study in high-risk offspring
    Joseph Biederman
    Pediatric Psychopharmacology Clinic, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, 02114, USA
    Depress Anxiety 22:114-20. 2005
    ..These findings suggest that psychiatric comorbidity with other anxiety disorders and with bipolar disorder in parents with PD and their spouses confer a particularly high risk in their offspring to develop PD/AG in childhood...
  23. ncbi request reprint Temperamental correlates of disruptive behavior disorders in young children: preliminary findings
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit, Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Building 149, 13th Street, Boston, MA 02129, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 51:563-74. 2002
    ..Our objective was to test the hypothesis that temperamental behavioral disinhibition measured in early childhood would be associated with disruptive behavior disorders...
  24. ncbi request reprint Patterns of comorbidity in panic disorder and major depression: findings from a nonreferred sample
    Joseph Biederman
    Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit of the Child Psychiatry Service, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    Depress Anxiety 21:55-60. 2005
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  25. ncbi request reprint Behavioral inhibition and disinhibition as hypothesized precursors to psychopathology: implications for pediatric bipolar disorder
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Pediatric Psychopharmacology Program, Massachusetts General Hospital, Cambridge, Massacusetts 02138, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 53:985-99. 2003
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  26. ncbi request reprint Childhood antecedent disorders to bipolar disorder in adults: a controlled study
    Aude Henin
    Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit and Bipolar Clinic and Research Program, Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02138, United States
    J Affect Disord 99:51-7. 2007
    ..The aim of the study was to examine antecedent childhood psychiatric disorders in adult patients with bipolar disorder...
  27. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms following media exposure to tragic events: impact of 9/11 on children at risk for anxiety disorders
    Michael W Otto
    Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, MA, United States
    J Anxiety Disord 21:888-902. 2007
    ..Given the links between PTSD symptoms and viewing habits, parental monitoring of media exposure may be important for younger children...
  28. doi request reprint Anxiety and depressive disorders in offspring at high risk for anxiety: a meta-analysis
    Jamie A Micco
    Clinical and Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology, Massachusetts General Hospital Harvard Medical School, Suite 2000, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 23:1158-64. 2009
    ..Results suggest that parental anxiety disorders confer significant risk for anxiety and depression in offspring. Additional studies are needed to examine whether there are differences among specific parental anxiety disorders...
  29. doi request reprint Is psychopharmacologic treatment associated with neuropsychological deficits in bipolar youth?
    Aude Henin
    Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, 185 Alewife Brook Pkwy, Suite 2000, Cambridge, MA 02138, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 70:1178-85. 2009
    ..To evaluate the impact of psychopharmacologic treatments on neuropsychological functioning in bipolar youth...
  30. ncbi request reprint Anxiety is associated with impulsivity in bipolar disorder
    Charles T Taylor
    Department of Psychiatry, Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 22:868-76. 2008
    ..These data demonstrate that anxiety is positively associated with impulsivity in patients with BD. Further studies are needed to elucidate the implications of and reasons for this association...
  31. doi request reprint Familial and temperamental risk factors for social anxiety disorder
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Pediatric Psychopharmacology Unit, Massachusetts General Hospital, MA, USA
    New Dir Child Adolesc Dev 2010:51-65. 2010
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  32. ncbi request reprint Moderating effects of major depression on patterns of comorbidity in patients with panic disorder
    Joseph Biederman
    Clinical Research Program in Pediatric Psychopharmacology, Massachusetts General Hospital, and Harvard Medical School, WACC 725, 15 Parkman Street, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Psychiatry Res 126:143-9. 2004
    ..Overanxious disorder was associated with both panic disorder and major depression. Major depression has important moderating effects on patterns of comorbidity of panic disorder in referred adults...
  33. ncbi request reprint Effects of parental anxiety disorders in children at high risk for panic disorder: a controlled study
    Joseph Biederman
    Massachusetts General Hospital, Pediatric Psychopharmacology Research, Boston, MA 02114, United States
    J Affect Disord 94:191-7. 2006
    ..To examine the association between anxiety disorders in parents and offspring in a sample of children at risk for panic disorder. We hypothesized that individual anxiety disorders will breed true in offspring...
  34. doi request reprint Behavioral inhibition
    Dina R Hirshfeld-Becker
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
    Depress Anxiety 25:357-67. 2008
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  35. doi request reprint Academic women faculty: are they finding the mentoring they need?
    Emily A Blood
    Division of Adolescent Medicine, Boston Children s Hospital, Boston, MA 02115, USA
    J Womens Health (Larchmt) 21:1201-8. 2012
    ..Lack of effective mentoring may contribute to this disparity. We examined the role of academic rank, research focus, parenting, and part-time work on mentoring importance, needs, and gaps...
  36. ncbi request reprint The corticotropin-releasing hormone gene and behavioral inhibition in children at risk for panic disorder
    Jordan W Smoller
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston 02114, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 57:1485-92. 2005
    ..To evaluate this further, we genotyped additional families for this marker and a panel of markers encompassing the CRH locus...
  37. ncbi request reprint Association of a genetic marker at the corticotropin-releasing hormone locus with behavioral inhibition
    Jordan W Smoller
    Department of Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts 02114, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 54:1376-81. 2003
    ..Transgenic mice overexpressing CRH exhibit BI-like behaviors, implicating this gene in the development of the phenotype...
  38. doi request reprint Influence of RGS2 on anxiety-related temperament, personality, and brain function
    Jordan W Smoller
    Center for Human Genetic Research, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA 02114, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 65:298-308. 2008
    ..The gene encoding regulator of G protein signaling 2 (Rgs2) is a quantitative trait gene that influences mouse anxiety behavior, making its human ortholog (RGS2) a compelling candidate gene for human anxiety phenotypes...
  39. ncbi request reprint The developmental psychopathology of social anxiety disorder
    Thomas H Ollendick
    Child Study Center, Department of Psychology, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA 24061 0436, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 51:44-58. 2002
    ..Finally, we propose studies to test the viability of the developmental psychopathology model in understanding SAD...

Research Grants10

  1. Study of Young Children at Risk for Depression and ADHD
    Dina Hirshfeld Becker; Fiscal Year: 2005
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  2. Risk Factors for Adverse Outcome in Young Offspring of Bipolar Parents
    Dina Hirshfeld Becker; Fiscal Year: 2007
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  3. INTERVENTION FOR CHILDREN AT RISK FOR ANXIETY DISORDERS
    Dina Hirshfeld Becker; Fiscal Year: 2002
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  4. Risk Factors for Adverse Outcome in Young Offspring of Bipolar Parents
    Dina R Hirshfeld Becker; Fiscal Year: 2010
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