Marilyn J Essex

Summary

Affiliation: University of Wisconsin
Country: USA

Publications

  1. pmc Epigenetic vestiges of early developmental adversity: childhood stress exposure and DNA methylation in adolescence
    Marilyn J Essex
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
    Child Dev 84:58-75. 2013
  2. pmc Influence of early life stress on later hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis functioning and its covariation with mental health symptoms: a study of the allostatic process from childhood into adolescence
    Marilyn J Essex
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI 53719 1176, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 23:1039-58. 2011
  3. ncbi request reprint Exposure to maternal depression and marital conflict: gender differences in children's later mental health symptoms
    Marilyn J Essex
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 42:728-37. 2003
  4. pmc Screening for childhood mental health problems: outcomes and early identification
    Marilyn J Essex
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI 53719, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 50:562-70. 2009
  5. pmc Early risk factors and developmental pathways to chronic high inhibition and social anxiety disorder in adolescence
    Marilyn J Essex
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 6001 Research Park Blvd, Madison, WI 53719, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 167:40-6. 2010
  6. ncbi request reprint Exploring risk factors for the emergence of children's mental health problems
    Marilyn J Essex
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison 53719, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:1246-56. 2006
  7. pmc Biological sensitivity to context moderates the effects of the early teacher-child relationship on the development of mental health by adolescence
    Marilyn J Essex
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 6001 Research Park Boulevard, Madison, WI 53719, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 23:149-61. 2011
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of video- and EMG-based evaluations of the magnitude of children's emotion-modulated startle response
    Marilyn J Essex
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53719, USA
    Behav Res Methods Instrum Comput 35:590-8. 2003
  9. pmc Stability of early identified aggressive victim status in elementary school and associations with later mental health problems and functional impairments
    Linnea R Burk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI 53719, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 39:225-38. 2011
  10. pmc Childhood maltreatment is associated with altered fear circuitry and increased internalizing symptoms by late adolescence
    Ryan J Herringa
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI 53719
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:19119-24. 2013

Research Grants

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Publications40

  1. pmc Epigenetic vestiges of early developmental adversity: childhood stress exposure and DNA methylation in adolescence
    Marilyn J Essex
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health
    Child Dev 84:58-75. 2013
    ..To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report of prospective associations between adversities in early childhood and the epigenetic conformation of adolescents' genomic DNA...
  2. pmc Influence of early life stress on later hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis functioning and its covariation with mental health symptoms: a study of the allostatic process from childhood into adolescence
    Marilyn J Essex
    University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI 53719 1176, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 23:1039-58. 2011
    ..Results highlight the importance of examining multiple types of ELS and dynamic HPA functioning in order to capture the allostatic process unfolding across the transition into adolescence...
  3. ncbi request reprint Exposure to maternal depression and marital conflict: gender differences in children's later mental health symptoms
    Marilyn J Essex
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 42:728-37. 2003
    ..To investigate effects of the timing of initial exposure to maternal depression and marital conflict on kindergarten children's mental health symptoms...
  4. pmc Screening for childhood mental health problems: outcomes and early identification
    Marilyn J Essex
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI 53719, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 50:562-70. 2009
    ..the broad patterns of mental health problems from kindergarten to grade 5? (2) What are the grade 5 outcomes of these patterns? (3) How early in school can children likely to develop the most impairing patterns be identified accurately?..
  5. pmc Early risk factors and developmental pathways to chronic high inhibition and social anxiety disorder in adolescence
    Marilyn J Essex
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 6001 Research Park Blvd, Madison, WI 53719, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 167:40-6. 2010
    ..The authors sought to identify early risk factors for, and developmental pathways to, chronic high inhibition among school-age children and the association of chronic high inhibition with social anxiety disorder by adolescence...
  6. ncbi request reprint Exploring risk factors for the emergence of children's mental health problems
    Marilyn J Essex
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison 53719, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 63:1246-56. 2006
    ..Exploratory studies that generate testable models of how risk factors for childhood mental health problems work together over time are critical for developing effective prevention and treatment strategies...
  7. pmc Biological sensitivity to context moderates the effects of the early teacher-child relationship on the development of mental health by adolescence
    Marilyn J Essex
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, 6001 Research Park Boulevard, Madison, WI 53719, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 23:149-61. 2011
    ..The importance of these findings for recent theoretical arguments regarding biological sensitivity to context and differential susceptibility is discussed...
  8. ncbi request reprint Comparison of video- and EMG-based evaluations of the magnitude of children's emotion-modulated startle response
    Marilyn J Essex
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin 53719, USA
    Behav Res Methods Instrum Comput 35:590-8. 2003
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  9. pmc Stability of early identified aggressive victim status in elementary school and associations with later mental health problems and functional impairments
    Linnea R Burk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI 53719, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 39:225-38. 2011
    ..Further early interventions may need to be carefully tailored to prevent and/or attenuate later psychological, academic, and physical health problems...
  10. pmc Childhood maltreatment is associated with altered fear circuitry and increased internalizing symptoms by late adolescence
    Ryan J Herringa
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI 53719
    Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 110:19119-24. 2013
    ..Furthermore, the impact of maltreatment during childhood on both fronto-amygdala and -hippocampal connectivity in females may help explain their higher risk for internalizing disorders such as anxiety and depression. ..
  11. pmc Developmental pathways to amygdala-prefrontal function and internalizing symptoms in adolescence
    Cory A Burghy
    Waisman Laboratory for Brain Imaging and Behavior, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin, USA
    Nat Neurosci 15:1736-41. 2012
    ..These data highlight that, for females, the effects of ELS and early HPA-axis function may be detected much later in the intrinsic processing of emotion-related brain circuits...
  12. pmc Concurrent and longitudinal associations between diurnal cortisol and body mass index across adolescence
    Paula L Ruttle
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53719 1176, USA
    J Adolesc Health 52:731-7. 2013
    ..e., measured at the same point in time) and longitudinal (i.e., using earlier cortisol measures to predict later body mass index [BMI]) associations between diurnal cortisol and BMI across adolescence...
  13. ncbi request reprint Identification of early child and family risk factors for aggressive victim status in first grade
    Linnea R Burk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI 53719, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 36:513-26. 2008
    ..The identification of early risk factors is crucial to prevention and early intervention efforts that have the potential to attenuate the long term emotional, social, and academic problems associated with aggressive victim status...
  14. pmc Sex, temperament, and family context: how the interaction of early factors differentially predict adolescent alcohol use and are mediated by proximal adolescent factors
    Linnea R Burk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI 53719, USA
    Psychol Addict Behav 25:1-15. 2011
    ..Results have implications for the timing and type of interventions offered to adolescents...
  15. ncbi request reprint Maternal stress beginning in infancy may sensitize children to later stress exposure: effects on cortisol and behavior
    Marilyn J Essex
    Department of Psychiatry, Wisconsin Psychiatric Institute and Clinics, University of Wisconsin, 6001 Research Park Boulevard, Madison, WI 53719, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 52:776-84. 2002
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  16. pmc Early risk factors for alcohol use across high school and its covariation with deviant friends
    Jeffrey M Armstrong
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, Wisconsin 53719, USA
    J Stud Alcohol Drugs 74:746-56. 2013
    ..The present study examines the influence of early individual and contextual factors on (a) trajectories across high school of per-occasion alcohol use and (b) the covariation of alcohol use and deviant friends over time...
  17. pmc Environmental influences on family similarity in afternoon cortisol levels: twin and parent-offspring designs
    Jane E Schreiber
    Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1202 West Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53706, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 31:1131-7. 2006
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  18. pmc Gender differences in emotional reactivity of depressed and at-risk preschoolers: implications for gender specific manifestations of preschool depression
    Joan L Luby
    Department of Psychiatry, Washington University, St Louis, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 38:525-37. 2009
    ..This finding was detected in depressed and "at risk for internalizing" boys who were not comorbid for externalizing problems...
  19. pmc Neurocognitive function and state cognitive stress appraisal predict cortisol reactivity to an acute psychosocial stressor in adolescents
    Marcia J Slattery
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 38:1318-27. 2013
    ..Developmental, research, and clinical implications are discussed...
  20. ncbi request reprint The confluence of mental, physical, social, and academic difficulties in middle childhood. II: developing the Macarthur health and Behavior Questionnaire
    Marilyn J Essex
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 41:588-603. 2002
    ..1) To evaluate the psychometric properties of the MacArthur Health and Behavior Questionnaire (HBQ) in two studies of 4- to 8-year-old children and (2) to explore the empirical and theoretical implications of HBQ-based study findings...
  21. pmc Deriving childhood temperament measures from emotion-eliciting behavioral episodes: scale construction and initial validation
    Jeffrey R Gagne
    Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, 1202 West Johnson Street, Madison, WI 53706 1611, USA
    Psychol Assess 23:337-53. 2011
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  22. pmc Specificity in the association of anxiety, depression, and atopic disorders in a community sample of adolescents
    Marcia J Slattery
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI, USA
    J Psychiatr Res 45:788-95. 2011
    ..Findings demonstrate the importance of assessing the impact of co-morbid psychiatric symptoms and atopic disorders within individual studies to determine the specificity of underlying relationships between these conditions...
  23. pmc Adolescent adrenocortical activity and adiposity: differences by sex and exposure to early maternal depression
    Paula L Ruttle
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53719 1176, USA Electronic address
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 47:68-77. 2014
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  24. pmc Early family context and development of adolescent ruminative style: moderation by temperament
    Lori M Hilt
    Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI, USA
    Cogn Emot 26:916-26. 2012
    ..Further, the interaction of these temperament factors exerted an additional influence on later rumination. Implications for prevention and intervention efforts are discussed...
  25. pmc Behavioral circadian regularity at age 1 month predicts anxiety levels during school-age years
    Timothy H Monk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychiatry Res 178:370-3. 2010
    ..Baby SRM score at age 1 month significantly predicted the child's school (K-9, 5 time points) anxiety level (more regular=less anxious), and may be mediated through sociability and directed-attention pathways...
  26. ncbi request reprint Association of internalizing disorders and allergies in a child and adolescent psychiatry clinical sample
    Mauricio Infante
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, Madison, WI 53719 1176, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 68:1419-25. 2007
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  27. ncbi request reprint The role of self-enhancing evaluations in a successful life transition
    Christine Man Lai Kwan
    Department of Psychology, University of Wisconsin Madison, 53706, USA
    Psychol Aging 18:3-12. 2003
    ..This study underscores the significance of holding a positive view of self vis-à-vis others in negotiating life challenges as well as the reciprocal influence of well-being on social self-evaluative processes...
  28. pmc Associations of child insomnia, sleep movement, and their persistence with mental health symptoms in childhood and adolescence
    Jeffrey M Armstrong
    Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Public Health, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI
    Sleep 37:901-9. 2014
    ..5 to 9 years, their concurrent associations with mental health symptoms in childhood, and the longitudinal associations of sleep-problem persistence with mental health symptoms at ages 9 and 18 years...
  29. pmc Evidence for coordinated functional activity within the extended amygdala of non-human and human primates
    Jonathan A Oler
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Madison, Madison, WI 53719, USA
    Neuroimage 61:1059-66. 2012
    ..These results support the use of in vivo functional imaging methods in nonhuman and human primates to probe the functional anatomy of major brain networks such as the extended amygdala...
  30. doi request reprint The dysfunctional attitudes scale: psychometric properties in depressed adolescents
    Gregory M Rogers
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison, Madison, WI 53719 1176, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 38:781-9. 2009
    ..The goodness-of-fit was equivalent across sexes and age groups. The findings support the use of the Dysfunctional Attitudes Scale and its subscales in the assessment of clinically depressed adolescents...
  31. ncbi request reprint Biological sensitivity to context: II. Empirical explorations of an evolutionary-developmental theory
    Bruce J Ellis
    Division of Family Studies and Human Development, University of Arizona, PO Box 210033, Tucson, AZ 85721 033, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 17:303-28. 2005
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  32. ncbi request reprint Family environments, adrenarche, and sexual maturation: a longitudinal test of a life history model
    Bruce J Ellis
    Division of Family Studies and Human Development, John and Doris Norton School of Family and Consumer Sciences, University of Arizona, PO Box 210033, Tucson, AZ 85721 0033, USA
    Child Dev 78:1799-817. 2007
    ..Consistent with a life history perspective, quality of parental investment emerged as a central feature of the proximal family environment in relation to pubertal timing...
  33. ncbi request reprint Early father involvement moderates biobehavioral susceptibility to mental health problems in middle childhood
    W Thomas Boyce
    School of Public Health and Institute of Development, University of California, Berkeley, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 45:1510-20. 2006
    ..To study how early father involvement and children's biobehavioral sensitivity to social contexts interactively predict mental health symptoms in middle childhood...
  34. ncbi request reprint The confluence of mental, physical, social, and academic difficulties in middle childhood. I: exploring the "head waters" of early life morbidities
    W Thomas Boyce
    Institute of Human Development and the School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720 1190, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 41:580-7. 2002
    ..To present the conceptual and methodological backgrounds for development of the MacArthur Assessment Battery for Middle Childhood and one of its constituent instruments, the MacArthur Health and Behavior Questionnaire (HBQ)...
  35. ncbi request reprint Temperament, tympanum, and temperature: four provisional studies of the biobehavioral correlates of tympanic membrane temperature asymmetries
    W Thomas Boyce
    Institute of Human Development and School of Public Health, University of California, Berkeley 94720 1190, USA
    Child Dev 73:718-33. 2002
    ..Taken together, these findings suggest that asymmetries in TM temperatures could be associated with behavior problems that signal risk for developmental psychopathology...
  36. ncbi request reprint Revealing the relation between temperament and behavior problem symptoms by eliminating measurement confounding: expert ratings and factor analyses
    Kathryn S Lemery
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University, Tempe 85287 1104, USA
    Child Dev 73:867-82. 2002
    ..The findings of this study contribute to the understanding of the relation between normal-range temperament and extreme behavior...
  37. ncbi request reprint Assessing internalizing, externalizing, and attention problems in young children: validation of the MacArthur HBQ
    Kathryn Lemery-Chalfant
    Psychology Department, Arizona State University, Tempe, AZ 85287 1104, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 46:1315-23. 2007
    ..The roles of child sex, level of impairment, and physical health in understanding of psychopathology were also considered...
  38. ncbi request reprint A new approach to integrating data from multiple informants in psychiatric assessment and research: mixing and matching contexts and perspectives
    Helena C Kraemer
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, 4012 Quarry Road, MC 5717, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 160:1566-77. 2003
    ..This report proposes a theory to explain observed patterns of interinformant discordance and suggests a new approach to using data from multiple informants to measure characteristics of interest...
  39. ncbi request reprint The development of children's ideal and ought self-guides: parenting, temperament, and individual differences in guide strength
    Nanmathi Manian
    Child and Family Research, National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, Bethesda, MD 20892 7971, USA
    J Pers 74:1619-45. 2006
    ..In turn, the parenting factors predicted individual differences in children's orientations to ideal and ought guides, and those associations were moderated by individual differences in child temperament...
  40. ncbi request reprint Differential performance of the macarthur HBQ and DISC-IV in identifying DSM-IV internalizing psychopathology in young children
    Joan L Luby
    Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, MO 63110, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 41:458-66. 2002
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Research Grants2

  1. MATERNITY LEAVE AND HEALTH--PSYCHOSOCIAL FACTORS
    Marilyn Essex; Fiscal Year: 2002
    ..This data collection is a critical step as this unique and important sample is followed longitudinally. ..
  2. LONGITUDINAL ASSOCIATIONS OF STRESS EXPOSURE, CORTISOL, AND THE BRAIN
    Marilyn Essex; Fiscal Year: 2008
    ..These studies provide an unprecedented opportunity to integrate behavioral and neuroscience approaches to begin to elucidate key mechanisms involved in the mental health problems of children/adolescents. ..