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Original Research Articles


Johnson EL, Stowe ZN, Ritchie JC, Newport DJ, Newman ML, Knight B, Pennell PB. Carbamazepine clearance and seizure stability during pregnancyEpilepsy Behav 2014; 33: 49-53.

Johnson KC, Brennan PA, Stowe ZN, Leibenluft E, Newport DJPhysiological regulation in infants of women with a mood disorder: examining associations with maternal symptoms and stressJ Child Psychol Psychiatry 2014; 55(2): 191-9.

Larrimer MB, Dajani NK, Siegel ER, Eswaran H, Newport DJ, Stowe ZN.  Antiemetic medications in pregnancy: a prospective investigation of obstetrical and neurobehavioral outcomesAm J Obstet Gynecol 2014; doi:10.1016/j.ajog.2014.01.005

Mehta D, Newport DJ, Frishman G, Kraus L, Rex-Haffner M, Ritchie JC, Lori A, Knight BT, Stagnaro E, Ruepp A, Stowe ZN, Binder EB.  Identification of early predictive biomarkers for postpartum depression points to a role for estrogen receptor signalingPsychol Med 2014; doi:10.1017/S0033291713003231

Polepally AR, Pennell PB, Brundage RC, Stowe ZN, Newport DJ, Viguera AC, Ritchie, JC, Birnbaum AK.  Model-based lamotrigine clearance changes during pregnancy: clinical implication.  Ann Clin Transla Neurol (accepted)

Lusby CM, Goodman SH, Bell MA, Newport DJ. Electroencephalogram patterns in infants of depressed mothers. Dev Psychobiol 2014; 56(3): 459-73.



Carpenter KM, Eisenberg S, Weltfreid S, Low CA, Beran T, Stanton AL. Characterizing biased cancer-related cognitive processing: relationships with BRCA1/2 genetic mutation status, personal cancer history, age, and prophylactic surgery.  Health Psychol 2013; [Epub ahead of print]



Gregorio SW, Carpenter KM, Dorfman CS, Yang HC, Simonelli LE, Carson WE III. Impact of breast cancer recurrence and cancer-specific stress on spouse health and immune function.  Brain Behav Immun 2012; 26(2): 228-33.

Monk C, Newport DJ, Korotkin JH, Long Q, Knight BT, Stowe ZN.  Uterine blood flow in a psychiatric population: impact of maternal depression, anxiety, and psychotropic medicationBiol Psychiatry 2012; 72(6): 483-490.

Miller AM, Hogue CJ, Knight BT, Stowe ZN, Newport DJ. Maternal expectations of postpartum social support: validation of the postpartum social support questionnaire during pregnancy. Arch Womens Mental Health 2012; 15(4): 307-311

Johnson KC, LaPrairie JL, Brennan PA, Stowe ZN, Newport DJ. Prenatal antipsychotic exposure and neuromotor performance during infancy. Arch Gen Psychiatry 2012; 69(8): 787-794

Smith AK, Conneely KN, Newport DJ, Kilaru V, Schroeder JW, Pennell PB, Knight BT, Cubells JF, Stowe ZN, Brennan PA. Prenatal antiepileptic exposure associates with neonatal DNA methylation differences. Epigenetics 2012; 7(5): 1-6

Newport DJ, Baldessarini RJ, Knight BT, Fernandez SV, Morris NJ, Viguera AC, Stowe ZN. Comparison of women with confirmed versus presumably misdiagnosed bipolar disorder. J Clin Psychiatry 2012; 73(2): 242-246.

Newport DJ, Ji S, Long Q, Knight BT, Zach EB, Smith EN, Morris NJ, Stowe ZN. Maternal depression and anxiety differentially impact fetal exposures during pregnancy. J Clin Psychiatry 2012; 73(2): 247-251.

Schroeder JW, Smith AK, Brennan PA, Conneely KN, Vilaru K, Knight BT, Newport DJ, Cubells JF, Stowe ZN. DNA methylation in neonates born to women receiving psychiatric care. Epigenetics 2012; 7(4): 409-14.



Smith AK, Newport DJ, Ashe MP, Brennan PA, LaPrairie JL, Calamaras M, Nemeroff CB, Ritchie JC, Cubells JF, Stowe ZN. Predictors of neonatal hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis activity at delivery. Clin Endocrinol 2011; 75(1): 90-95.

Katz ER, Stowe ZN, Newport DJ, Kelley ME, Pace TW, Cubells JF, Binder EB. Regulation of mRNA expression encoding chaperone and co-chaperone proteins of the glucocorticoid receptor in peripheral blood: association with depressive symptoms during pregnancy. Psychol Med 42(5):943-956.

Schroeder JW, Conneely KN, Cubells JC, Vilaru V, Newport DJ, Knight BT, Stowe ZN, Brennan PA, Krushkal J, Tylavsky FA, Taylor RN, Adams RM, Smith AK. Neonatal DNA methylation patterns associate with gestational age. Epigenetics 2011; 6: 1498-1504.

Capello CF, Bourke CH, Ritchie JC, Stowe ZN, Newport DJ, Nemeroff A, Owens MJ. Serotonin transporter occupancy in rats exposed to serotonin reuptake inhibitors in utero or via breast milk. J Pharmacol Exp Ther 2011; 339: 275-285.

Ji S, Long Q, Newport DJ, Na H, Knight B, Zach EB, Morris NJ, Kutner M, Stowe ZN. Validity of depression rating scales during pregnancy and the postpartum period: impact of trimester and parity. J Psychiatry Res 2011; 45: 213-219.



Carpenter KM, Fowler JM, Maxwell GL, Andersen BL. Direct and buffering effects of social support among gynecologic cancer survivors.  Ann Behav Med. 2010; 39(1): 79-90.

Levin AO, Carpenter KM, Fowler JM, Brothers BM, Andersen BL, Maxwell GL. Sexual morbidity associated with poorer psychological adjustment among gynecological cancer survivors.  Int J Gynecol Cancer 2010; 20(3): 461-70.

Mombereau C, Gur TL, Onksen J, Blendy JA. Differential effects of acute and repeated citalopram in mouse models of anxiety and depressionInt J Neuropsychopharmacol 2010;13(3):321-334.

Brand SR, Brennan PA, Newport DJ, Smith AK, Weiss T, Stowe ZN. The impact of maternal childhood abuse on maternal and infant HPA axis function in the postpartum period. Psychoneuroendocrinology 2010; 35: 686-693.

Binder EB, Newport DJ, Zach EB, Smith AK, Deveau TC, Altshuler LL, Cohen LS, Stowe ZN, Cubells JF. A serotonin transporter gene polymorphism predicts peripartum depressive symptoms in an at-risk psychiatric cohort. J Psychiatr Res 2010; 44: 640-646.



Carpenter KM, Andersen BL, Fowler JM, Maxwell GL.  Sexual self schema as a moderator of sexual and psychological outcomes for gynecologic cancer survivors.  Arch Sex Behav 2009; 38(5): 828-41.

Newport DJ, Ritchie JC, Knight BT, Glover B, Zach E, Stowe ZN. Venlafaxine in breast milk and nursing infants: determination of exposure. J Clin Psychiatry 2009; 70(9): 1304-1310.

Galanti M, Newport DJ, Pennell PB, Holley D, Newman M, Knight BT, Stowe ZN. Postpartum depression in women with epilepsy: influence of AEDs in a prospective study. Epilepsy Behav 2009; 16(3): 426-430.

Heim C, Young LJ, Newport DJ, Mletzko T, Miller AH, Nemeroff CB. Lower CSF oxytocin concentrations in women with a history of childhood abuse. Mol Psychiatry 2009; 14: 954-958.



Newport DJ, Brennan PA, Green P, Ilardi D, Whitfield TH, Morris N, Knight BT, Stowe ZN. Maternal depression and medication exposure during pregnancy: comparison of maternal retrospective recall to prospective documentation. BJOG 2008; 115: 681-688.

Bradley RG, Binder DB, Epstein MP, Tang Y, Nair HP, Liu W, Gillespie CF, Berg T, Evces M, Newport DJ, Stowe ZN, Heim CM, Nemeroff CB, Schwartz A, Cubells JF, Ressler KJ. Influence of child abuse on adult depression is moderated by the corticotropin releasing hormone receptor gene. Arch Gen Psychiatry 2008; 65: 190-200.

Newport DJ, Stowe ZN, Viguera AC, Calamaras MR, Juric S, Knight B, Pennell PB, Baldessarini R. Lamotrigine in bipolar disorder: efficacy during pregnancy. Bipolar Disord 2008; 10: 432-43.

Pennell PB, Peng L, Newport DJ, Ritchie JC, Koganti A, Holley DK, Newman M, Stowe ZN. Lamotrigine in pregnancy: clearance, therapeutic drug monitoring, and seizure frequency. Neurology 2008; 70: 2130-2136.

Brennan PA, Pargas R, Walker EF, Green P, Newport DJ, Stowe ZN. Maternal depression and infant cortisol: influences of timing, comorbidity and treatment. J Child Psychol Psychiatry 2008; 49(10): 1099-1107.

Newport DJ, Pennell PB, Calamaras MR, Ritchie JC, Newman M, Knight BT, Viguera AC, Stowe ZN. Lamotrigine in breast milk and nursing infants: determination of exposure. Pediatrics 2008; 122: 223-231.



Gur TL, Conti AC, Holden J, Bechtholt AJ, Hill TE, Lucki I, Malberg JE, Blendy JA. cAMP response element-binding protein deficiency allows for increased neurogenesis and a rapid onset of antidepressant response. J Neurosci 2007; 27(29): 7860-8.

Andersen BL, Carpenter KM, Yang HC, Shapiro CL.  Sexual well-being among partnered women with breast cancer recurrence.  J Clin Oncol 2007; 25(21): 3151-7.

Viguera AC, Newport DJ, Ritchie JC, Stowe ZN, Whitfield T, Mogielnicki J, Baldessarini RJ, Zurick A, Cohen LS. Lithium from breast milk in nursing infants: clinical implications. Am J Psychiatry 2007; 164: 342-345.

Newport DJ, Calamaras MR, DeVane CL, Knight BT, Gibson BB, Viguera AC, Owens MJ, Nemeroff CB, Stowe ZN. Atypical antipsychotic administration during late pregnancy: placental passage and obstetrical outcomes. Am J Psychiatry 2007; 164: 1214-1220.

Newport DJ, Levey LC, Ragan K, Pennell PB, Stowe ZN. Suicidal ideation in pregnancy: assessment and clinical implications. Arch Womens Ment Health 2007; 10: 181-187.

Viguera AC, Whitfield T, Baldessarini RJ, Newport DJ, Stowe ZN, Reminick A, Zurick A, Cohen LS. Recurrence risk in women with bipolar disorder during pregnancy: prospective study of mood-stabilizer discontinuation. Am J Psychiatry 2007; 164: 1817-1824.



Loughhead AM, Fisher AD, Newport DJ, Ritchie JC, Owens MJ, DeVane CL, Stowe ZN. Antidepressants in amniotic fluid: another route of fetal exposure. Am J Psychiatry 2006; 163(1): 145-147.

Loughhead AM, Stowe ZN, Newport DJ, Ritchie JC, DeVane CL, Owens MJ. Placental passage of tricyclic antidepressants. Biol Psychiatry 2006; 59: 287-290

Cohen LS, Altshuler LL, Harlow BL, Nonacs R, Newport DJ, Viguera A, Suri R, Burt V, Hendrick V, Reminick A, Loughhead A, Vitonis AF, Stowe ZN. Relapse of major depression during pregnancy in women who maintain or discontinue antidepressant treatment: a prospective study. JAMA 2006; 295: 499-507.



Golden-Kreutz DM, Thornton LM, Wells-Di Gregorio S, Frierson GM, Jim HS, Carpenter KM, Shelby RA, Andersen BL.  Traumatic stress, perceived global stress, and life events: prospectively predicting quality of life in breast cancer patients.  Health Psychol 2005; 24(3): 288-96.

Stowe ZN, Hostetter A, Newport DJ. The onset of postpartum depression: implications for identification in obstetrical and primary care. Am J Obstet Gynecol 2005; 192: 522-526

Newport DJ, Viguera AC, Beach AJ, Ritchie JC, Cohen LS, Stowe ZN. Lithium placental passage and obstetrical outcome: implications for clinical management during late pregnancy. Am J Psychiatry 2005; 162(11): 2162-2170.

Ladd CO, Newport DJ, Ragan KA, Loughhead A, Stowe ZN. Venlafaxine in the treatment of depressive and vasomotor symptoms in women with perimenopausal depression. Depress Anx 2005; 22(2): 94-97.



Fowler JM, Carpenter KM, Gupta P, Golden-Kreutz DM, Andersen BL. The gynecologic oncology consult: symptom presentation and concurrent symptoms of depression and anxiety.  Obstet Gynecol 2004; 103(6): 1211-7.

Pennell PB, Newport DJ, Stowe ZN, Helmers SX, Montgomery JQ, Henry TR, Epstein CM. The impact of pregnancy and childbirth on the metabolism of lamotrigine. Neurology 2004; 62: 292-295.

Newport DJ, Owens MJ, Knight DL, Ragan K, Morgan N, Nemeroff CB, Stowe ZN. Alterations in platelet serotonin transporter binding in women with postpartum onset major depression. J Psychiatr Res 2004; 38:467-473.

Newport DJ, Heim C, Bonsall R, Miller AH, Nemeroff CB. Pituitary-adrenal responses to standard and low-dose dexamethasone suppression tests in adult survivors of child abuse. Biol Psychiatry 2004; 55: 10-20.



Newport DJ, Heim C, Owens MJ, Ritchie JC, Ramsey CH, Bonsall R, Miller AH, Nemeroff CB. Cerebrospinal fluid corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) and vasopressin concentrations predict pituitary response in the CRF stimulation test: a multiple regression analysis. Neuropsychopharmacology 2003; 28:569-576.



Heim C, Newport DJ, Wagner D, Wilcox MM, Miller AH, Nemeroff CB. The role of early adverse experience and adulthood stress in the predictor of neuroendocrine stress reactivity in women: a multiple regression analysis. Depress Anxiety 2002; 15: 117-125.



Heim C, Newport DJ, Bonsall R, Miller AH, Nemeroff CB. Altered pituitary-adrenal axis responses to provocative challenge tests in adult survivors of childhood abuse. Am J Psychiatry 2001; 158: 575-581.



Heim C, Newport DJ, Heit S, Graham YP, Wilcox M, Bonsall R, Miller AH, Nemeroff CB. Pituitary-adrenal and autonomic responses to stress in women after sexual and physical abuse in childhood. JAMA 2000; 284: 592-597.