Maria Kovacs

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Affiliation: University of Pittsburgh
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Next steps for research on child and adolescent depression prevention
    Maria Kovacs
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:S184-5. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Developmental changes in the phenomenology of depression in girls compared to boys from childhood onward
    Maria Kovacs
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Affect Disord 74:33-48. 2003
  3. doi request reprint Emotion regulation in preschoolers: the roles of behavioral inhibition, maternal affective behavior, and maternal depression
    Xin Feng
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 210 South Bouquet Street, 4101 Sennott Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 0001, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 49:132-41. 2008
  4. pmc Children's affect expression and frontal EEG asymmetry: transactional associations with mothers' depressive symptoms
    Erika E Forbes
    WPIC Loeffler 319, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 36:207-21. 2008
  5. pmc Developmental trajectories of positive and negative affect in children at high and low familial risk for depressive disorder
    Thomas M Olino
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 52:792-9. 2011
  6. doi request reprint Vagal tone and temperament as predictors of emotion regulation strategies in young children
    Aimee K Santucci
    Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh, Suite 600, 230 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 50:205-16. 2008
  7. pmc Long-term stability of electroencephalographic asymmetry and power in 3 to 9 year-old children
    Marike Vuga
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, 127 Parran Hall, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Int J Psychophysiol 67:70-7. 2008
  8. ncbi request reprint Emotion regulation strategies in offspring of childhood-onset depressed mothers
    Jennifer S Silk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 47:69-78. 2006
  9. doi request reprint The utility of combining RSA indices in depression prediction
    Ilya Yaroslavsky
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 122:314-21. 2013
  10. ncbi request reprint Clinical features of depressed children and adolescents with various forms of suicidality
    Xianchen Liu
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 67:1442-50. 2006

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  1. ncbi request reprint Next steps for research on child and adolescent depression prevention
    Maria Kovacs
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA
    Am J Prev Med 31:S184-5. 2006
  2. ncbi request reprint Developmental changes in the phenomenology of depression in girls compared to boys from childhood onward
    Maria Kovacs
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Affect Disord 74:33-48. 2003
    ..In this article, we therefore report on sex differences in the developmental phenomenology of depression in a clinical sample...
  3. doi request reprint Emotion regulation in preschoolers: the roles of behavioral inhibition, maternal affective behavior, and maternal depression
    Xin Feng
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 210 South Bouquet Street, 4101 Sennott Square, Pittsburgh, PA 15260 0001, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 49:132-41. 2008
    ..This study examined preschoolers' emotion regulation (ER) strategies and the association with temperament, maternal interactive style, and maternal history of childhood-onset depression (COD)...
  4. pmc Children's affect expression and frontal EEG asymmetry: transactional associations with mothers' depressive symptoms
    Erika E Forbes
    WPIC Loeffler 319, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 36:207-21. 2008
    ..Findings suggest that akin to other interpersonal stressors, children's affective characteristics may contribute to maternal depressive symptoms...
  5. pmc Developmental trajectories of positive and negative affect in children at high and low familial risk for depressive disorder
    Thomas M Olino
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine Department of Psychiatry, Pittsburgh, PA, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 52:792-9. 2011
    ..Although low positive affect (PA) and high negative affect (NA) have been posited to predispose to depressive disorders, little is known about the developmental trajectories of these affects in children at familial risk for mood disorders...
  6. doi request reprint Vagal tone and temperament as predictors of emotion regulation strategies in young children
    Aimee K Santucci
    Center for Research on Health Care, University of Pittsburgh, Suite 600, 230 McKee Place, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    Dev Psychobiol 50:205-16. 2008
    ..Overall, the findings are consistent with models of vagal tone and temperament as markers of individual differences in ER...
  7. pmc Long-term stability of electroencephalographic asymmetry and power in 3 to 9 year-old children
    Marike Vuga
    Department of Epidemiology, University of Pittsburgh, 127 Parran Hall, 130 DeSoto Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Int J Psychophysiol 67:70-7. 2008
    ..Stability in school-age children approached values as has been reported for adults. The findings provide partial support to the concept of frontal EEG asymmetry as a trait marker in childhood...
  8. ncbi request reprint Emotion regulation strategies in offspring of childhood-onset depressed mothers
    Jennifer S Silk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 47:69-78. 2006
    ..This study examines emotion regulation strategies used by children of mothers with childhood-onset depression (COD) and children of never-depressed mothers (NCOD)...
  9. doi request reprint The utility of combining RSA indices in depression prediction
    Ilya Yaroslavsky
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 122:314-21. 2013
    ..Our findings highlight the utility of combining indices of physiological responses in studying depression; combinations of RSA indices should be given future consideration as reflecting depression endophenotypes...
  10. ncbi request reprint Clinical features of depressed children and adolescents with various forms of suicidality
    Xianchen Liu
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 67:1442-50. 2006
    ..To examine various forms of suicidality specified in DSM-IV and their clinical characteristics in a large sample of children and adolescents with major depressive disorder (MDD)...
  11. ncbi request reprint Responsivity to offspring's expression of emotion among childhood-onset depressed mothers
    Daniel S Shaw
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 35:490-503. 2006
    ..The results are discussed in reference to transactional models of early child psychopathology...
  12. ncbi request reprint Maternal depression, child frontal asymmetry, and child affective behavior as factors in child behavior problems
    Erika E Forbes
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 47:79-87. 2006
    ..Despite findings that parent depression increases children's risk for internalizing and externalizing problems, little is known about other factors that combine with parent depression to contribute to behavior problems...
  13. ncbi request reprint Insomnia and hypersomnia associated with depressive phenomenology and comorbidity in childhood depression
    Xianchen Liu
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and WPIC, PA 15213, USA
    Sleep 30:83-90. 2007
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  14. pmc Contextual emotion regulation therapy: a developmentally based intervention for pediatric depression
    Maria Kovacs
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 21:327-43, viii-ix. 2012
    ..The article concludes with a brief overview of the challenges of implementing a developmentally sensitive psychotherapy for depressed children and adolescents...
  15. ncbi request reprint Contextual emotion-regulation therapy for childhood depression: description and pilot testing of a new intervention
    Maria Kovacs
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 45:892-903. 2006
    ..To pilot test the acceptability and efficacy of contextual emotion-regulation therapy (CERT), a new, developmentally appropriate intervention for childhood depression, which focuses on the self-regulation of dysphoria...
  16. pmc Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysregulation in depressed children and adolescents: a meta-analysis
    Nestor L Lopez-Duran
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Pittsburgh, United States of America
    Psychoneuroendocrinology 34:1272-83. 2009
    ..This pattern of dysregulation suggests anomalies within the axis's negative feedback system and CRH production, but intact pituitary and adrenal sensitivity...
  17. pmc Prodromal symptoms and atypical affectivity as predictors of major depression in juveniles: implications for prevention
    Maria Kovacs
    University of Pittsburgh of School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania 15213, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 51:472-96. 2010
    ..Given the long-term morbidity of juvenile-onset major depressive disorder (MDD), it is timely to consider whether more effort should be dedicated to its primary and secondary prevention...
  18. ncbi request reprint Regional patterns of brain activity in adults with a history of childhood-onset depression: gender differences and clinical variability
    Anita Miller
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 159:934-40. 2002
    ..Gender and clinical history variables were examined as factors that may influence the relation between EEG and depression...
  19. ncbi request reprint Long-term stability of frontal electroencephalographic asymmetry in adults with a history of depression and controls
    Marike Vuga
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 4321 Sennott Square, 210 S Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Int J Psychophysiol 59:107-15. 2006
    ..These findings support the view that resting frontal EEG asymmetry reflects a moderately stable individual difference in adults, irrespective of sex and history of depression...
  20. ncbi request reprint Children's affect regulation during a disappointment: psychophysiological responses and relation to parent history of depression
    Erika E Forbes
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, Sennott Square, 3rd Floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Biol Psychol 71:264-77. 2006
    ..Physiological responses associated with affect regulation may help identify children at risk for depression...
  21. doi request reprint Combinations of resting RSA and RSA reactivity impact maladaptive mood repair and depression symptoms
    Ilya Yaroslavsky
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Childhood Depression Research Studies, 4415 Fifth Avenue, Webster Hall Suite 134, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, United States Electronic address
    Biol Psychol 94:272-81. 2013
    ..RSA patterns were unrelated to adaptive mood repair. Our findings suggest that mood repair is one mechanism through which physiological vulnerabilities adversely affect mental health. ..
  22. ncbi request reprint Affect-modulated startle in adults with childhood-onset depression: relations to bipolar course and number of lifetime depressive episodes
    Erika E Forbes
    Department of Psychology, University of Pittsburgh, 210 South Bouquet Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15260, USA
    Psychiatry Res 134:11-25. 2005
    ..In unipolar and bipolar forms of COD, unusual affective modulation or maintenance of the startle response, respectively, may reflect underlying deficits in affect regulation...
  23. ncbi request reprint Maternal depression and child internalizing: the moderating role of child emotion regulation
    Jennifer S Silk
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 35:116-26. 2006
    ..Findings suggest that generating positive affect in the face of a potential frustration may be a protective ER strategy for children at risk for depression...
  24. ncbi request reprint Nonsomatic treatment of depression
    Joel T Sherrill
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Child Adolesc Psychiatr Clin N Am 11:579-93. 2002
    ..Parents may be critical to the success of interventions with depressed children and should be regarded as potential important agents of change...
  25. ncbi request reprint Nonsomatic treatment of depression
    Joel T Sherrill
    University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, 3811 O Hara Street, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA
    Psychiatr Clin North Am 27:139-54, x. 2004
    ..Parents may be critical to the success of interventions with depressed children and should be regarded as potentially important agents of change...
  26. doi request reprint Association study of the estrogen receptor alpha gene (ESR1) and childhood-onset mood disorders
    Jonathan Mill
    Toronto Western Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 147:1323-6. 2008
    ..These results suggest the existence of sex-specific etiological factors in depressive disorders, related to estrogen, with onset in childhood...
  27. doi request reprint Association study of serotonin system genes in childhood-onset mood disorder
    Sajid A Shaikh
    Neurogenetics Section, Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, Toronto, Canada
    Psychiatr Genet 18:47-52. 2008
    ..The serotonin system has been implicated in neuropsychiatric disorders, including mood disorders...
  28. ncbi request reprint Behavioral and electrophysiological markers of selective attention in children of parents with a history of depression
    Koraly Perez-Edgar
    Department of Psychology, George Mason University, 4400 University Drive, Fairfax, VA 22030, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 60:1131-8. 2006
    ..Children of parents with childhood-onset depression (COD) are at increased risk for socioemotional difficulties. This study examined potential differences in selective attention as a function of parental COD...
  29. pmc Early developmental characteristics and features of major depressive disorder among child psychiatric patients in Hungary
    Krisztina Kapornai
    Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Szeged, Szeged, Hungary
    J Affect Disord 100:91-101. 2007
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  30. ncbi request reprint GPR50 is not associated with childhood-onset mood disorders in a large sample of Hungarian families
    Yu Feng
    Toronto Western Research Institute, University Health Network, Ontario, Canada
    Psychiatr Genet 17:347-50. 2007
    ..Further, we found no evidence of association when the results were analyzed in girls only (n=215). We, therefore, failed to replicate the previous association of this gene with mood disorders...
  31. pmc Factors influencing mother-child reports of depressive symptoms and agreement among clinically referred depressed youngsters in Hungary
    Eniko Kiss
    University of Szeged, Department of Child Psychiatry, Semmelweis u 6, Szeged, Csongrad, 6725, Hungary
    J Affect Disord 100:143-51. 2007
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Evidence of an association between the vasopressin V1b receptor gene (AVPR1B) and childhood-onset mood disorders
    Emma L Dempster
    Toronto Western Hospital, 399 Bathurst Street, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 64:1189-95. 2007
    ..Arginine vasopressin (AVP) plays a crucial role in modulating the HPA axis under stress and does so through a G protein-coupled receptor, vasopressin V1b receptor (AVPR1b)...
  33. ncbi request reprint The relations of temperament and emotion self-regulation with suicidal behaviors in a clinical sample of depressed children in Hungary
    Zsuzsanna Tamas
    Vadaskert Hospital, Budapest, Hungary
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 35:640-52. 2007
    ..The practical implications of the findings are discussed...
  34. doi request reprint Association of the neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor 3 (NTRK3) gene and childhood-onset mood disorders
    Yu Feng
    Toronto Western Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Ont, Canada M5T 2S8
    Am J Psychiatry 165:610-6. 2008
    ..The authors investigated NTRK3 as a susceptibility gene for childhood-onset mood disorders...
  35. ncbi request reprint Association study of neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor type 2 (NTRK2) and childhood-onset mood disorders
    Jennifer H Adams
    Department of Psychiatry, Cell and Molecular Division, Toronto Western Research Institute, University Health Network, Toronto, Ontario, Canada
    Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet 132:90-5. 2005
    ..Based on these results, using these three polymorphisms, we do not find support for NTRK2 as a susceptibility gene for COMD...