Carl F Weems

Summary

Affiliation: University of New Orleans
Country: USA

Publications

  1. doi request reprint Is T.V. traumatic for all youths? The role of preexisting posttraumatic-stress symptoms in the link between disaster coverage and stress
    Carl F Weems
    University of New Orleans, LA 70148, USA
    Psychol Sci 23:1293-7. 2012
  2. doi request reprint A theoretical model of continuity in anxiety and links to academic achievement in disaster-exposed school children
    Carl F Weems
    University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 25:729-37. 2013
  3. pmc Maternal depression and treatment gains following a cognitive behavioral intervention for posttraumatic stress in preschool children
    Carl F Weems
    University of New Orleans, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 27:140-6. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Physiological response and childhood anxiety: association with symptoms of anxiety disorders and cognitive bias
    Carl F Weems
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, LA 70148, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 34:712-23. 2005
  5. ncbi request reprint An integrative model of control: implications for understanding emotion regulation and dysregulation in childhood anxiety
    Carl F Weems
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, LA 70148, USA
    J Affect Disord 91:113-24. 2006
  6. ncbi request reprint Predisaster trait anxiety and negative affect predict posttraumatic stress in youths after hurricane Katrina
    Carl F Weems
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:154-9. 2007
  7. ncbi request reprint Cognitive errors, anxiety sensitivity, and anxiety control beliefs: their unique and specific associations with childhood anxiety symptoms
    Carl F Weems
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, LA 70148, USA
    Behav Modif 31:174-201. 2007
  8. pmc Parent and child agreement on anxiety disorder symptoms using the DISC predictive scales
    Carl F Weems
    University of New Orleans, LA, USA
    Assessment 18:213-6. 2011
  9. ncbi request reprint The psychosocial impact of Hurricane Katrina: contextual differences in psychological symptoms, social support, and discrimination
    Carl F Weems
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148, USA
    Behav Res Ther 45:2295-306. 2007
  10. ncbi request reprint Anxiety disorders in childhood: casting a nomological net
    Carl F Weems
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana 70148, USA
    Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev 8:107-34. 2005

Research Grants

Detail Information

Publications44

  1. doi request reprint Is T.V. traumatic for all youths? The role of preexisting posttraumatic-stress symptoms in the link between disaster coverage and stress
    Carl F Weems
    University of New Orleans, LA 70148, USA
    Psychol Sci 23:1293-7. 2012
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  2. doi request reprint A theoretical model of continuity in anxiety and links to academic achievement in disaster-exposed school children
    Carl F Weems
    University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Dev Psychopathol 25:729-37. 2013
    ..The findings highlight the importance of identifying heterotypic continuity in anxiety and suggest potential applied and policy directions for disaster-exposed youth. Avenues for future theoretical refinement are also discussed. ..
  3. pmc Maternal depression and treatment gains following a cognitive behavioral intervention for posttraumatic stress in preschool children
    Carl F Weems
    University of New Orleans, USA
    J Anxiety Disord 27:140-6. 2013
    ..Targeting dyads with child PTSD symptoms and maternal depression or PTSD symptoms with enhanced interventions may be a useful strategy to improve treatment maintenance...
  4. ncbi request reprint Physiological response and childhood anxiety: association with symptoms of anxiety disorders and cognitive bias
    Carl F Weems
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, LA 70148, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 34:712-23. 2005
    ..Finally, HR response interacted with cognitive bias in predicting childhood anxiety disorder symptoms in a manner consistent with theories of the etiology of anxiety disorders...
  5. ncbi request reprint An integrative model of control: implications for understanding emotion regulation and dysregulation in childhood anxiety
    Carl F Weems
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, LA 70148, USA
    J Affect Disord 91:113-24. 2006
    ..For instance, different facets of control may have differential relevance to clinical anxiety and at different points in childhood...
  6. ncbi request reprint Predisaster trait anxiety and negative affect predict posttraumatic stress in youths after hurricane Katrina
    Carl F Weems
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 75:154-9. 2007
    ..Findings are discussed in terms of their relevance for developing interventions to mitigate the impact of disasters in youths...
  7. ncbi request reprint Cognitive errors, anxiety sensitivity, and anxiety control beliefs: their unique and specific associations with childhood anxiety symptoms
    Carl F Weems
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, LA 70148, USA
    Behav Modif 31:174-201. 2007
    ..Moreover, certain cognitive biases showed specificity in their association with anxiety symptoms versus depressive symptoms...
  8. pmc Parent and child agreement on anxiety disorder symptoms using the DISC predictive scales
    Carl F Weems
    University of New Orleans, LA, USA
    Assessment 18:213-6. 2011
    ..Findings provide data on multi-informant agreement and highlight issues in the use of the DISC-PS to identify anxiety problems in youth...
  9. ncbi request reprint The psychosocial impact of Hurricane Katrina: contextual differences in psychological symptoms, social support, and discrimination
    Carl F Weems
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148, USA
    Behav Res Ther 45:2295-306. 2007
    ....
  10. ncbi request reprint Anxiety disorders in childhood: casting a nomological net
    Carl F Weems
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana 70148, USA
    Clin Child Fam Psychol Rev 8:107-34. 2005
    ..Testable hypotheses are presented. Measurement, disorder definition, treatment, and policy implications are also discussed...
  11. ncbi request reprint Developmental differences in the expression of childhood anxiety symptoms and fears
    Carl F Weems
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, LA 70148, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 44:656-63. 2005
    ..To examine age differences in the expression of childhood fears and anxiety symptoms...
  12. doi request reprint Post traumatic stress, context, and the lingering effects of the Hurricane Katrina disaster among ethnic minority youth
    Carl F Weems
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 38:49-56. 2010
    ..Theoretical, applied, and policy implications are discussed...
  13. ncbi request reprint The association between PTSD symptoms and salivary cortisol in youth: the role of time since the trauma
    Carl F Weems
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148, USA
    J Trauma Stress 20:903-7. 2007
    ..The results point to a potentially important role of the time since trauma in understanding the relationship between PTSD symptoms and cortisol...
  14. ncbi request reprint A prospective test of the association between hyperarousal and emotional numbing in youth with a history of traumatic stress
    Carl F Weems
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 32:166-71. 2003
    ..e., Time 2) PTSD symptoms. Results are discussed in terms of the implications of the findings for enhancing the understanding of PTSD symptoms in youth...
  15. ncbi request reprint A longitudinal investigation of anxiety sensitivity in adolescence
    Carl F Weems
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, Louisiana 70148, USA
    J Abnorm Psychol 111:471-7. 2002
    ..Results also indicated that Asian and Hispanic adolescents tended to report higher anxiety sensitivity but that their anxiety sensitivity was less strongly associated with panic than that of Caucasian adolescents...
  16. doi request reprint Child and adolescent mental health research in the context of Hurricane Katrina: an ecological needs-based perspective and introduction to the special section
    Carl F Weems
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 37:487-94. 2008
    ..The perspective helps show the interconnections among the diverse theoretical and methodological paradigms that are utilized to understand the impact of disasters on youth and may help to guide future research...
  17. pmc Brief report: diurnal salivary cortisol in youth--clarifying the nature of posttraumatic stress dysregulation
    Carl F Weems
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148, USA
    J Pediatr Psychol 34:389-95. 2009
    ..The purpose of this study was to clarify the nature of diurnal salivary cortisol dysregulation in youth who experience posttraumatic stress (PTS)...
  18. doi request reprint Maternal control, cognitive style, and childhood anxiety: a test of a theoretical model in a multi-ethnic sample
    C Christiane Creveling
    Department of Psychology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA 70118, USA
    J Fam Psychol 24:439-48. 2010
    ....
  19. doi request reprint Social support, discrimination, and coping as predictors of posttraumatic stress reactions in youth survivors of Hurricane Katrina
    Armando A Pina
    Department of Psychology, Arizona State University Tempe, AZ 871104, USA
    J Clin Child Adolesc Psychol 37:564-74. 2008
    ..Youths' avoidant coping behaviors predicted both PTSD and anxiety symptoms. Discrimination, active coping, and familial support did not predict any of the posttraumatic stress reactions assessed in this study...
  20. doi request reprint Cognitive-behavior therapy for disaster-exposed youth with posttraumatic stress: results from a multiple-baseline examination
    Leslie K Taylor
    Department of Psychology, University ofNewOrleans, NewOrleans, LA 70148, USA
    Behav Ther 42:349-63. 2011
    ..The importance of large-scale tests of effectiveness and implementation of cognitive behavioral treatments in the wake of disaster among youth are discussed...
  21. pmc Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in three-through six year-old children: a randomized clinical trial
    Michael S Scheeringa
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
    J Child Psychol Psychiatry 52:853-60. 2011
    ..This study examined the efficacy and feasibility of TF-CBT for treating PTSD in three- through six-year-old children exposed to heterogeneous types of traumas...
  22. ncbi request reprint Feasibility and effectiveness of cognitive-behavioral therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in preschool children: two case reports
    Michael S Scheeringa
    Department of Psychiatry and Neurology, Tulane University, New Orleans, LA, USA
    J Trauma Stress 20:631-6. 2007
    ..Clinicians need to be aware of emerging evidence-based treatment for preschool children...
  23. pmc Cognitive biases in childhood anxiety disorders: do interpretive and judgment biases distinguish anxious youth from their non-anxious peers?
    Melinda F Cannon
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148, United States
    J Anxiety Disord 24:751-8. 2010
    ..Implications of the findings for theory and practice are discussed to highlight suggestions for future research and clinical practice...
  24. ncbi request reprint A cross-sectional evaluation of the factorial invariance of anxiety sensitivity in adolescents and young adults
    Christopher Dehon
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, LA 70148, USA
    Behav Res Ther 43:799-810. 2005
    ..The factor scores also demonstrated differential correlations with symptoms of anxiety and depression. Results are discussed with regard to construct validation and understanding the structure of anxiety sensitivity in youth...
  25. doi request reprint Patterns of actual and perceived control: are control profiles differentially related to internalizing and externalizing problems in youth?
    Brandon G Scott
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Anxiety Stress Coping 23:515-28. 2010
    ..The findings provide empirical support for the model and suggest the importance of considering the role of actual and perceived control in emotional and behavioral problems. Implications for future tests of the model are also discussed...
  26. ncbi request reprint Do anxiety and depression cluster into distinct groups?: a test of tripartite model predictions in a community sample of youth
    Melinda F Cannon
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148, USA
    Depress Anxiety 23:453-60. 2006
    ..Findings add support for the tripartite model in youth, and support the idea that anxiety and depression do represent unique syndromes in youth. Depression and Anxiety 23:453-460, 2006. Published 2006 Wiley-Liss, Inc...
  27. doi request reprint Developmental variation in amygdala volumes among children with posttraumatic stress
    Carl F Weems
    a Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
    Dev Neuropsychol 38:481-95. 2013
    ..Developmentally younger youth (Tanner stage 1 and 2) showed increases and older (Tanner stage 3 and 4) decreases in right amygdala volumes. ..
  28. ncbi request reprint Exposure-based cognitive-behavioral treatment for phobic and anxiety disorders: treatment effects and maintenance for Hispanic/Latino relative to European-American youths
    Armando A Pina
    Department of Psychology, University Park Campus, Florida International University, Miami, FL 33199, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 42:1179-87. 2003
    ..To examine treatment response and maintenance to exposure-based cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) for Hispanic/Latino relative to European-American youths with phobic and anxiety disorders...
  29. ncbi request reprint Associations among selective attention, memory bias, cognitive errors and symptoms of anxiety in youth
    Sarah E Watts
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, LA 70148, USA
    J Abnorm Child Psychol 34:841-52. 2006
    ..Finally, results point towards an effective strategy for moving the assessment of selective attention to younger and community samples of youth...
  30. ncbi request reprint A comparison of completers and noncompleters of exposure-based cognitive and behavioral treatment for phobic and anxiety disorders in youth
    Armando A Pina
    Department of Psychology, Florida International University, Miami 33199, USA
    J Consult Clin Psychol 71:701-5. 2003
    ..Findings were generally consistent with past research in terms of lack of differences between completers and noncompleters. Results are discussed in the context of previous child attrition research and directions for future research...
  31. ncbi request reprint The relation between identity status and romantic attachment style in middle and late adolescence
    Steven L Berman
    Department of Psychology, University of Central Florida, 1200 W International Speedway Blvd, Daytona Beach, FL 32114, USA
    J Adolesc 29:737-48. 2006
    ..Identity status and romantic attachment style were significantly related among the college sample, but not among the high school sample. Some ethnic differences in attachment style were noted. Developmental implications are discussed...
  32. doi request reprint The prevalence and incremental validity of identity problem symptoms in a high school sample
    Steven L Berman
    Department of Psychology, University of Central Florida, Daytona Beach, 32114, USA
    Child Psychiatry Hum Dev 40:183-95. 2009
    ..Additional research on the relationship between identity problems and psychological adjustment is needed and greater attention to the role of identity issues in clinical practice is warranted...
  33. ncbi request reprint Hurricane Katrina and the need for changes in the federal funding of disaster mental health
    Carl F Weems
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
    Am J Disaster Med 5:57-9. 2010
    ..The limitations to current mental health funding legislation post-disaster are noted, and initial suggestions for additional disaster-related mental health funding programs are made...
  34. doi request reprint An examination of treatment completers and non-completers at a child and adolescent community mental health clinic
    Karen A Pellerin
    Louisiana Office of Mental Health, New Orleans, LA, USA
    Community Ment Health J 46:273-81. 2010
    ..Results suggest that mental health treatment is not readily provided to the most difficult to reach and most at-risk youth and their families...
  35. doi request reprint Resilience and trajectories of posttraumatic stress among youth exposed to disaster
    Carl F Weems
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana
    J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol 24:2-8. 2014
    ..This article examines trajectories to understand acute reactions to disaster, and explores the need to define resilience as more than just symptom trajectories...
  36. ncbi request reprint Synchronizing programs using macromedia director plug-ins: an example from the field of developmental psychopathology
    W Locke Morgan
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, New Orleans, Louisiana 70148, USA
    Behav Res Methods 37:480-3. 2005
    ..Considerations and suggestions for utilizing this and similar techniques for integrating data collection and stimuli presentation are discussed...
  37. doi request reprint The equivalence of regression models using difference scores and models using separate scores for each informant: implications for the study of informant discrepancies
    Robert D Laird
    Department of Psychology, University of New Orleans, LA 70148, USA
    Psychol Assess 23:388-97. 2011
    ..Differences in the separate predictive ability of informants should be acknowledged as an alternative interpretation of the difference score regression coefficient...
  38. ncbi request reprint Mixed lateral preference in posttraumatic stress disorder
    Kasey M Saltzman
    Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 194:142-4. 2006
    ..Mixed laterality was positively associated with PTSD symptoms in traumatized children, suggesting that neurological abnormalities may be related to degree of PTSD symptom expression...
  39. ncbi request reprint Toward an empirical definition of pediatric PTSD: the phenomenology of PTSD symptoms in youth
    Victor G Carrion
    Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development, Stanford University, CA 94305 5719, USA
    J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 41:166-73. 2002
    ..e., criteria B, C, D), and to examine the aggregation of PTSD symptom clusters across developmental stages...
  40. ncbi request reprint Development of anxiety disorders in a traumatized pediatric population: a preliminary longitudinal evaluation
    Adriana M Cortes
    Rush University Medical Center, Chicago, IL, USA
    Child Abuse Negl 29:905-14. 2005
    ..The current study was conducted to determine if post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) symptomatology predicted later development of non-PTSD anxiety disorders in children and adolescents victimized by interpersonal trauma...
  41. ncbi request reprint Stress predicts brain changes in children: a pilot longitudinal study on youth stress, posttraumatic stress disorder, and the hippocampus
    Victor G Carrion
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California, USA
    Pediatrics 119:509-16. 2007
    ..We hypothesized that cortisol volumes would predict hippocampal volume reduction in patients with posttraumatic symptoms...
  42. ncbi request reprint Diurnal salivary cortisol in pediatric posttraumatic stress disorder
    Victor G Carrion
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Child Development, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA 94305 5719, USA
    Biol Psychiatry 51:575-82. 2002
    ..Additional information on basal cortisol levels in children exposed to trauma and experiencing PTSD symptoms may contribute to the understanding of the role of this axis in PTSD...
  43. ncbi request reprint Posttraumatic stress symptoms and brain function during a response-inhibition task: an fMRI study in youth
    Victor G Carrion
    Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California 94305 5719, USA
    Depress Anxiety 25:514-26. 2008
    ..Insula activation correlated positively with PTSS severity. Diminished middle frontal activity and enhanced medial frontal activity during response-inhibition tasks may represent underlying neurofunctional markers of PTSS...
  44. ncbi request reprint IQ and posttraumatic stress symptoms in children exposed to interpersonal violence
    Kasey M Saltzman
    Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Stanford University School of Medicine, 401 Quarry Road, Stanford, CA 94305 5719, USA
    Child Psychiatry Hum Dev 36:261-72. 2006
    ..The literature is mixed as to the relationship between intelligence quotient (IQ) and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) symptomatology in adult populations. Even less is known about the relationship in children who have been traumatized...

Research Grants1

  1. Children's Reasoning About Anxiety Sensations
    Carl Weems; Fiscal Year: 2004
    ..The third and final aim is to explore possible developmental differences in children's reasoning about anxiety sensations. ..