MARY J O'CONNOR

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Affiliation: University of California
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Stimulants, neuroleptics, and children's friendship training for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
    Fred Frankel
    UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 16:777-89. 2006
  2. doi request reprint Translation of an evidence-based social skills intervention for children with prenatal alcohol exposure in a community mental health setting
    MARY J O'CONNOR
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 36:141-52. 2012
  3. ncbi request reprint Prenatal alcohol exposure and depressive features in children
    M J O'Connor
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California at Los Angeles, and Neuropsychiatric Institute, 90024, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 24:1084-92. 2000
  4. pmc Brief intervention for alcohol use by pregnant women
    MARY J O'CONNOR
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:252-8. 2007
  5. doi request reprint Psychiatric conditions associated with prenatal alcohol exposure
    MARY J O'CONNOR
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    Dev Disabil Res Rev 15:225-34. 2009
  6. ncbi request reprint A controlled social skills training for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
    MARY J O'CONNOR
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:639-48. 2006
  7. ncbi request reprint Health care provider advice and risk factors associated with alcohol consumption following pregnancy recognition
    MARY J O'CONNOR
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Room 68 265A, 760 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles 90024, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 67:22-31. 2006
  8. pmc Predictors of alcohol use prior to pregnancy recognition among township women in Cape Town, South Africa
    MARY J O'CONNOR
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, 760 Westwood Plaza, rm 68 265A, Los Angeles, CA 90024, United States
    Soc Sci Med 72:83-90. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint The relationship of prenatal alcohol exposure and the postnatal environment to child depressive symptoms
    MARY J O'CONNOR
    UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, 760 Westwood Plaza, Room 68 265 A, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 31:50-64. 2006
  10. ncbi request reprint Alcohol use in pregnant low-income women
    MARY J O'CONNOR
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Medicine, Neuropsychiatric Institute, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, 760 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 64:773-83. 2003

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Publications34

  1. ncbi request reprint Stimulants, neuroleptics, and children's friendship training for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
    Fred Frankel
    UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California, USA
    J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 16:777-89. 2006
    ..The present study reports on the interaction between medication status and parent and teacher-reported outcomes for parent-assisted Children's Friendship Training (CFT)...
  2. doi request reprint Translation of an evidence-based social skills intervention for children with prenatal alcohol exposure in a community mental health setting
    MARY J O'CONNOR
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, University of California at Los Angeles, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 36:141-52. 2012
    ..However, it remains unclear whether these children can be effectively treated using manualized, evidence-based interventions that have been designed for more general mental health populations...
  3. ncbi request reprint Prenatal alcohol exposure and depressive features in children
    M J O'Connor
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California at Los Angeles, and Neuropsychiatric Institute, 90024, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 24:1084-92. 2000
    ..Finally, the mother's behavior toward the child, as well as current drinking practices, were postulated to mediate the relationship between prenatal alcohol exposure and child depressive symptoms...
  4. pmc Brief intervention for alcohol use by pregnant women
    MARY J O'CONNOR
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Am J Public Health 97:252-8. 2007
    ..We examined the efficacy of brief intervention as a technique to help pregnant women achieve abstinence from alcohol. A second aim was to assess newborn outcomes as a function of brief intervention...
  5. doi request reprint Psychiatric conditions associated with prenatal alcohol exposure
    MARY J O'CONNOR
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    Dev Disabil Res Rev 15:225-34. 2009
    ..It is hoped that with greater awareness of the mental health problems experienced by individuals with FASDs, these individuals can receive appropriate and early treatment resulting in more adaptive and rewarding lives...
  6. ncbi request reprint A controlled social skills training for children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
    MARY J O'CONNOR
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 74:639-48. 2006
    ..Teachers did not report improvement as a function of social skills treatment. The findings suggest that children with FASD benefit from CFT but that these social skills gains may not be observed in the classroom...
  7. ncbi request reprint Health care provider advice and risk factors associated with alcohol consumption following pregnancy recognition
    MARY J O'CONNOR
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, Room 68 265A, 760 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles 90024, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 67:22-31. 2006
    ..A second purpose was to identify characteristics associated with alcohol consumption postrecognition of pregnancy...
  8. pmc Predictors of alcohol use prior to pregnancy recognition among township women in Cape Town, South Africa
    MARY J O'CONNOR
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, 760 Westwood Plaza, rm 68 265A, Los Angeles, CA 90024, United States
    Soc Sci Med 72:83-90. 2011
    ..These endeavors should facilitate national goals of healthier pregnancies and the elimination of FASDs in South Africa...
  9. ncbi request reprint The relationship of prenatal alcohol exposure and the postnatal environment to child depressive symptoms
    MARY J O'CONNOR
    UCLA Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, 760 Westwood Plaza, Room 68 265 A, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 31:50-64. 2006
    ..This study examined the association between prenatal alcohol exposure and child depressive symptoms, and the mediating effects of maternal and child characteristics...
  10. ncbi request reprint Alcohol use in pregnant low-income women
    MARY J O'CONNOR
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Medicine, Neuropsychiatric Institute, School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, 760 Westwood Plaza, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    J Stud Alcohol 64:773-83. 2003
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  11. ncbi request reprint Psychiatric illness in a clinical sample of children with prenatal alcohol exposure
    MARY J O'CONNOR
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, UCLA School of Medicine, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse 28:743-54. 2002
    ..There is a need for training in how to recognize the physical and behavioral phenotypes of children with prenatal alcohol exposure so that appropriate treatment can be initiated early...
  12. ncbi request reprint Prenatal alcohol exposure and attachment behavior in children
    MARY J O'CONNOR
    School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 26:1592-602. 2002
    ..The quality of maternal support in interaction with the child was predicted to mediate prenatal exposure effects...
  13. pmc A longitudinal study of the long-term consequences of drinking during pregnancy: heavy in utero alcohol exposure disrupts the normal processes of brain development
    Catherine Lebel
    Department of Neurology, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 1769, USA
    J Neurosci 32:15243-51. 2012
    ..These results are encouraging in that interventions aimed at altering "experience" over time may improve brain trajectories in individuals with heavy PAE and possibly other neurodevelopmental disorders...
  14. doi request reprint Impact of a social skills intervention on the hostile attributions of children with prenatal alcohol exposure
    VIVIEN KEIL
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 92630, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 34:231-41. 2010
    ..Further, was there a differential impact of the intervention on hostile attributions in the context of peer provocation versus group entry scenarios?..
  15. pmc Effects of prenatal methamphetamine exposure on verbal memory revealed with functional magnetic resonance imaging
    Lisa H Lu
    Developmental Cognitive Neuroimaging Group, Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7334, USA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 30:185-92. 2009
    ..We examined whether neurocognitive systems differed among children with differing prenatal teratogenic exposures when they engaged in a verbal memory task...
  16. pmc Callosal thickness reductions relate to facial dysmorphology in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
    Yaling Yang
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles, USA
    Alcohol Clin Exp Res 36:798-806. 2012
    ..Furthermore, associations between facial dysmorphology and callosal structure remain undetermined...
  17. pmc Altered frontal-parietal functioning during verbal working memory in children and adolescents with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure
    Elizabeth D O'Hare
    Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Hum Brain Mapp 30:3200-8. 2009
    ..These findings may suggest that frontal-parietal processing during verbal WM is less efficient in alcohol-exposed individuals...
  18. pmc Abnormal cortical thickness alterations in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders and their relationships with facial dysmorphology
    Yaling Yang
    Laboratory of NeuroImaging LONI, Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA
    Cereb Cortex 22:1170-9. 2012
    ..Furthermore, the significant associations between thickness and dysmorphic measures suggest that the severity of brain anomalies may be reflected by that of the face...
  19. ncbi request reprint Executive functioning predicts social skills following prenatal alcohol exposure
    Amy M Schonfeld
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Child Neuropsychol 12:439-52. 2006
    ..It may be helpful to consider executive functioning in designing social skills interventions for alcohol-exposed children whether or not they have full FAS...
  20. doi request reprint Behavioral regulation as a predictor of response to Children's Friendship Training in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
    Amy M Schonfeld
    Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine, University of California at Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA 90024 1759, USA
    Clin Neuropsychol 23:428-45. 2009
    ..Specifically, the ability to control impulses, solve problems flexibly, and monitor emotional responses significantly predicted improvement in social skills and reduction in problem behaviors following CFT...
  21. pmc White matter microstructural alterations in children with prenatal methamphetamine/polydrug exposure
    John B Colby
    Department of Neurology, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Psychiatry Res 204:140-8. 2012
    ....
  22. pmc Differentiating prenatal exposure to methamphetamine and alcohol versus alcohol and not methamphetamine using tensor-based brain morphometry and discriminant analysis
    Elizabeth R Sowell
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095, USA
    J Neurosci 30:3876-85. 2010
    ....
  23. doi request reprint Intervention for individuals with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders: treatment approaches and case management
    Blair Paley
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    Dev Disabil Res Rev 15:258-67. 2009
    ....
  24. ncbi request reprint Predictors of stress in parents of children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
    Blair Paley
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, California 90024, USA
    J Dev Behav Pediatr 27:396-404. 2006
    ..Findings highlight the need to provide support not only to children with FASDs, but to their caregivers as well...
  25. doi request reprint Abnormal brain activation during working memory in children with prenatal exposure to drugs of abuse: the effects of methamphetamine, alcohol, and polydrug exposure
    Florence F Roussotte
    Department of Neurology, David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095 7332, USA
    Neuroimage 54:3067-75. 2011
    ....
  26. pmc Mapping white matter integrity and neurobehavioral correlates in children with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
    Elizabeth R Sowell
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California 90095 7334, USA
    J Neurosci 28:1313-9. 2008
    ..This suggests that this region of white matter is particularly susceptible to damage from prenatal alcohol exposure and that disruption of splenial fibers in this group is associated with poorer visuomotor integration...
  27. doi request reprint Regional brain volume reductions relate to facial dysmorphology and neurocognitive function in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
    Florence F Roussotte
    Developmental Cognitive Neuroimaging Laboratory, Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles 90095 7332, USA
    Hum Brain Mapp 33:920-37. 2012
    ....
  28. doi request reprint Psychiatry trainees' training and experience in fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
    Roy Eyal
    Dept of Psychiatry, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA
    Acad Psychiatry 35:238-40. 2011
    ..Individuals affected by FASDs are overrepresented in psychiatric settings. This study reports on the education and experience of psychiatry trainees in approaching FASDs...
  29. ncbi request reprint Adult attachment and marital interaction as predictors of whole family interactions during the transition to parenthood
    Blair Paley
    Department of Psychiatry, University of California, Los Angeles, Neuropsychiatric Institute and Hospital, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    J Fam Psychol 19:420-9. 2005
    ..Findings are discussed in terms of the importance of exploring the transition to parenthood at the broader family level...
  30. ncbi request reprint Using Fetal Alcohol Syndrome as an integrating curricular theme
    Susan Baillie
    David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095 1722, USA
    Med Educ 39:508. 2005
  31. doi request reprint Philani Plus (+): a Mentor Mother community health worker home visiting program to improve maternal and infants' outcomes
    Mary Jane Rotheram-Borus
    University of California, Los Angeles, CA, USA
    Prev Sci 12:372-88. 2011
    ..This paper presents the intervention protocol and baseline sample characteristics for the "Philani Plus (+)" CHW home-visiting intervention trial...
  32. doi request reprint Integrating case topics in medical school curriculum to enhance multiple skill learning: using fetal alcohol spectrum disorders as an exemplary case
    Blair Paley
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, David Geffen School of Medicine at University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90024, USA
    Acad Psychiatry 33:143-8. 2009
    ....
  33. ncbi request reprint Functional magnetic resonance imaging of verbal learning in children with heavy prenatal alcohol exposure
    Elizabeth R Sowell
    Laboratory of Neuro Imaging, Department of Neurology, University of California, Los Angeles, California 90095 7334, USA
    Neuroreport 18:635-9. 2007
    ....
  34. ncbi request reprint Behavioral interventions for children and adolescents with fetal alcohol spectrum disorders
    Blair Paley
    Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences, Semel Institute of Neuroscience and Human Behavior, David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles, Los Angeles, California
    Alcohol Res Health 34:64-75. 2011
    ..This article will review current empirically tested interventions, methodological challenges, and suggestions for future directions in research on the treatment of FASD...

Research Grants4

  1. PREVENTING ALCOHOL USE IN PREGNANT WOMEN UTILIZING WIC
    MARY O CONNOR; Fiscal Year: 2001
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