Department of Psychiatry
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Dr. Epperson's Publications
Pregnancy & the Postpartum Period
Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder
The Menopause
The Effects of Gender on Smoking



Dr. Epperson's Publications

The relationship between bipolar disorder, seasonality, and premenstrual symptoms.Kim DR, Czarkowski KC, Epperson CN. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2011 Dec;13(6):500-3.

Hospitalization and Cognitive Decline: Can the Nature of the Relationship Be Deciphered? Mathews SB, Arnold SE, Epperson CN. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2014 May;22(5):465-80. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2012.08.012. Epub 2013 Feb 6.

BDNF Val66Met polymorphism and brain-derived neurotrophic factor levels across the female life span: implications for the sex bias in affective disorders. Epperson CN, Bale TL. Biol Psychiatry. 2012 Sep 15;72(6):434-6. doi: 10.1016/j.biopsych.2012.07.018.

 




Pregnancy & the Postpartum Period

Postpartum major depression: detection and treatment. Epperson CN. Am Fam Physician. 1999 Apr 15;59(8):2247-54, 2259-60. Review.

Maternal sertraline treatment and serotonin transport in breast-feeding mother-infant pairs.Epperson N, Czarkowski KA, Ward-O'Brien D, Weiss E, Gueorguieva R, Jatlow P, Anderson GM. Am J Psychiatry. 2001 Oct;158(10):1631-7.

An open trial of morning light therapy for treatment of antepartum depression.Oren DA, Wisner KL, Spinelli M, Epperson CN, Peindl KS, Terman JS, Terman M. Am J Psychiatry. 2002 Apr;159(4):666-9

Maternal fluoxetine treatment in the postpartum period: effects on platelet serotonin and plasma drug levels in breastfeeding mother-infant pairs.Epperson CN, Jatlow PI, Czarkowski K, Anderson GM. Pediatrics. 2003 Nov;112(5):e425.

Randomized clinical trial of bright light therapy for antepartum depression: preliminary findings.Epperson CN, Terman M, Terman JS, Hanusa BH, Oren DA, Peindl KS, Wisner KL. J Clin Psychiatry. 2004 Mar;65(3):421-5.

Platelet serotonin in newborns and infants: ontogeny, heritability, and effect of in utero exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Anderson GM, Czarkowski K, Ravski N, Epperson CN. Pediatr Res. 2004 Sep;56(3):418-22. Epub 2004 Jul 7.

Preliminary evidence of reduced occipital GABA concentrations in puerperal women: a 1H-MRS study. Epperson CN, Gueorguieva R, Czarkowski KA, Stiklus S, Sellers E, Krystal JH, Rothman DL, Mason GF. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2006 Jun;186(3):425-33. Epub 2006 May 3.

Predictors of satisfaction with obstetric care in high-risk pregnancy: The importance of patient-provider relationship. Lerman, S. F., Shahar, G., Czarkowski, K. A., Kurshan, N., Magriples, U., Mayes, L.C., & Epperson, C. N. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings, 2007.14, 330-334.

Prevalence of post-traumatic stress disorder in pregnant women with prior pregnancy complications.Forray A, Mayes LC, Magriples U, Epperson CN. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2009 Jun;22(6):522-7.

Neonatal outcomes with the use of lamotrigine for bipolar disorder in pregnancy and breastfeeding: a case series and review of the literature. Wakil L, Epperson CN, Gonzalez J, O'Reardon JP, Kim DR. Psychopharmacol Bull. 2009;42(3):91-8.

Onset and exacerbation of obsessive-compulsive disorder in pregnancy and the postpartum period. Forray A, Focseneanu M, Pittman B, McDougle CJ, Epperson CN. J Clin Psychiatry. 2010 May 18. [Epub ahead of print]

Guidelines for the management of depression during pregnancy. Kim DR, O'Reardon JP, Epperson CN. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2010 Aug;12(4):279-81.

A survey of patient acceptability of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) during pregnancy. Kim DR, Sockol L, Barber JP, Moseley M, Lamprou L, Rickels K, O'Reardon JP, Epperson CN. J Affect Disord. 2010. Epub ahead of print.

An open label pilot study of transcranial magnetic stimulation for pregnant women with major depressive disorder. Kim DR, Epperson N, Paré E, Gonzalez JM, Parry S, Thase ME, Cristancho P, Sammel MD, O'Reardon JP. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011 Feb;20(2):255-61.

The relationship between maternal attitudes and symptoms of depression and anxiety among pregnant and postpartum first-time mothers. Sockol LE, Epperson CN, Barber JP. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2014 Mar 20. [Epub ahead of print]

Preventing postpartum depression: a meta-analytic review. Sockol LE, Epperson CN, Barber JP. Clin Psychol Rev. 2013 Dec;33(8):1205-17. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2013.10.004. Epub 2013 Oct 21.

A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial of sertraline for postpartum depression. A randomized, placebo-controlled, double-blind trial of sertraline for postpartum depression. Hantsoo L, Ward-O'Brien D, Czarkowski KA, Gueorguieva R, Price LH, Epperson CN. Psychopharmacology (Berl). 2014 Mar;231(5):939-48. doi: 10.1007/s00213-013-3316-1. Epub 2013 Oct 31.

Management of postpartum depression. Guille C, Newman R, Fryml LD, Lifton CK, Epperson CN. J Midwifery Womens Health. 2013 Nov-Dec;58(6):643-53. doi: 10.1111/jmwh.12104. Epub 2013 Oct 16.

Elevated risk of adverse obstetric outcomes in pregnant women with depression. Kim DR, Sockol LE, Sammel MD, Kelly C, Moseley M, Epperson CN. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2013 Dec;16(6):475-82. doi: 10.1007/s00737-013-0371-x. Epub 2013 Aug 10.

Antepartum depression: treatment with computer-assisted cognitive-behavioral therapy. Hantsoo L, Epperson CN, Thase ME, Kim DR. Am J Psychiatry. 2013 Aug 1;170(8):929-30. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2013.13020254

Relapse of major depression in women who continue or discontinue antidepressant medication during pregnancy. Guille C, Epperson CN. Am J Psychiatry. 2013 May 1;170(5):558. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2013.13010092. No abstract available.

A meta-analysis of treatments for perinatal depression. Sockol LE, Epperson CN, Barber JP. Clin Psychol Rev. 2011 Jul;31(5):839-49. doi: 10.1016/j.cpr.2011.03.009. Epub 2011 Mar 27.




Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder:

Luteal-phase accentuation of acoustic startle response in women with premenstrual dysphoric disorder.Epperson CN, Pittman B, Czarkowski KA, Stiklus S, Krystal JH, Grillon C. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2007 Oct;32(10):2190-8. Epub 2007 Feb 21.

The role of sex steroids in catamenial epilepsy and premenstrual dysphoric disorder: implications for diagnosis and treatment. Guille C, Spencer S, Cavus I, Epperson CN. Epilepsy Behav. 2008 Jul;13(1):12-24. Epub 2008 Mar 17. Review.

ISPMD consensus on the management of premenstrual disorders. Nevatte T, O'Brien PM, Bäckström T, Brown C, Dennerstein L, Endicott J, Epperson CN, Eriksson E, Freeman EW, Halbreich U, Ismail K, Panay N, Pearlstein T, Rapkin A, Reid R, Rubinow D, Schmidt P, Steiner M, Studd J, Sundström-Poromaa I, Yonkers K; Consensus Group of the International Society for Premenstrual Disorders. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2013 Aug;16(4):279-91. doi: 10.1007/s00737-013-0346-y. Epub 2013 Apr 27.

Cortical gamma-aminobutyric acid levels across the menstrual cycle in healthy women and those with premenstrual dysphoric disorder: a proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study.Epperson CN, Haga K, Mason GF, Sellers E, Gueorguieva R, Zhang W, Weiss E, Rothman DL, Krystal JH. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2002 Sep;59(9):851-8.

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder: evidence for a new category for DSM-5. Epperson CN, Steiner M, Hartlage SA, Eriksson E, Schmidt PJ, Jones I, Yonkers KA. Am J Psychiatry. 2012 May;169(5):465-75.

Premenstrual dysphoric disorder and the brain. Epperson CN. Am J Psychiatry. 2013 Mar 1;170(3):248-52. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2012.12121555.

Emotional fronto-cingulate cortex activation and brain derived neurotrophic factor polymorphism in premenstrual dysphoric disorder. Comasco E, Hahn A, Ganger S, Gingnell M, Bannbers E, Oreland L, Wikström J, Epperson CN, Lanzenberger R, Sundström-Poromaa I. Hum Brain Mapp. 2014 Feb 25. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22486. [Epub ahead of print]

 





The Menopause:

 

Estradiol and tryptophan depletion interact to modulate cognition in menopausal women. Amin Z, Gueorguieva R, Cappiello A, Czarkowski KA, Stiklus S, Anderson GM, Naftolin F, Epperson CN. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2006 Nov;31(11):2489-97. Epub 2006 Jun 7.

The resistance to depressive relapse in menopausal women undergoing tryptophan depletion: preliminary findings.Epperson CN, Amin Z, Naftolin F, Cappiello A, Czarkowski KA, Stiklus S, Anderson GM, Krystal JH. J Psychopharmacol. 2007 Jun;21(4):414-20. Epub 2006 Aug 4.

Impact of atomoxetine on subjective attention and memory difficulties in perimenopausal and postmenopausal women. Epperson, C.N., Pittman, B., Czarkowski, K.A., Bradley, J., Quinlan, D.M., & Brown, T.E. Menopause, 2011. Epub ahead of print.

Interactive effects of estrogen and serotonin on brain activation during working memory and affective processing in menopausal women. Epperson CN, Amin Z, Ruparel K, Gur R, Loughead J. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2012 Mar;37(3):372-82. Epub 2011 Aug 5.

Estrogen and the prefrontal cortex: Towards a new understanding of estrogen's effects on executive functions in the menopause transition. Shanmugan S, Epperson CN. Hum Brain Mapp. 2012 Dec 14. doi: 10.1002/hbm.22218. [Epub ahead of print]

Menopause effects on verbal memory: findings from a longitudinal community cohort. Epperson CN, Sammel MD, Freeman EW. J Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2013 Sep;98(9):3829-38. doi: 10.1210/jc.2013-1808. Epub 2013 Jul 8.

 





The Effects of Gender on Smoking:

Sex, GABA, and nicotine: the impact of smoking on cortical GABA levels across the menstrual cycle as measured with proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy. Epperson CN, O'Malley S, Czarkowski KA, Gueorguieva R, Jatlow P, Sanacora G, Rothman DL, Krystal JH, Mason GF. Biol Psychiatry. 2005 Jan 1;57(1):44-8.

Exploring the impact of gender and reproductive status on outcomes in a randomized clinical trial of naltrexone augmentation of nicotine patch. Epperson CN, Toll B, Wu R, Amin Z, Czarkowski KA, Jatlow P, Mazure CM, O'Malley SS. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2010 Jun 17. [Epub ahead of print]

The impact of gabapentin administration on brain GABA and glutamate concentrations: a 7T ¹H-MRS study. Cai K, Nanga RP, Lamprou L, Schinstine C, Elliott M, Hariharan H, Reddy R, Epperson CN. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2012 Dec; 37(13); 2764-71.

 


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Dr. Kim's Publications:

Transcranial magnetic stimulation in the treatment of psychiatric disorders. Kim DR, Pesiridou A, O'Reardon JP. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2009 Dec;11(6):447-52.

The relationship between bipolar disorder, seasonality, and premenstrual symptoms.Kim DR, Czarkowski KC, Epperson CN. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2011 Dec;13(6):500-3.

New onset of bipolar disorder in late life. Carlino AR, Stinnett JL, Kim DR. Psychosomatics. 2013 Jan-Feb;54(1):94-7. doi: 10.1016/j.psym.2012.01.006. Epub 2012 May 30.





Pregnancy & the Postpartum Period:

Psychiatric consultation of patients with hyperemesis gravidarum. Kim DR, Connolly KR, Cristancho P, Zappone M, Weinrieb RM. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2009 Apr;12(2):61-7. Epub 2009 Mar 5. Review.

Pregnancy and depression: exploring a new potential treatment option. Kim DR, Gonzalez J, O'Reardon JP. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2009 Dec;11(6):443-6.

Neonatal outcomes with the use of lamotrigine for bipolar disorder in pregnancy and breastfeeding: a case series and review of the literature. Wakil L, Epperson CN, Gonzalez J, O'Reardon JP, Kim DR. Psychopharmacol Bull. 2009;42(3):91-8.

Guidelines for the management of depression during pregnancy. Kim DR, O'Reardon JP, Epperson CN. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2010 Aug;12(4):279-81.

A survey of patient acceptability of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) during pregnancy. Kim DR, Sockol L, Barber JP, Moseley M, Lamprou L, Rickels K, O'Reardon JP, Epperson CN. (2010). J Affect Disord. Epub ahead of print.

An open label pilot study of transcranial magnetic stimulation for pregnant women with major depressive disorder. Kim DR, Epperson N, Paré E, Gonzalez JM, Parry S, Thase ME, Cristancho P, Sammel MD, O'Reardon JP. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2011 Feb;20(2):255-61.

Elevated risk of adverse obstetric outcomes in pregnant women with depression. Kim DR, Sockol LE, Sammel MD, Kelly C, Moseley M, Epperson CN. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2013 Dec;16(6):475-82. doi: 10.1007/s00737-013-0371-x. Epub 2013 Aug 10.

Antepartum depression: treatment with computer-assisted cognitive-behavioral therapy. Hantsoo L, Epperson CN, Thase ME, Kim DR. Am J Psychiatry. 2013 Aug 1;170(8):929-30. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2013.13020254





Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder:

Menstrual dysfunction prior to onset of psychiatric illness is reported more commonly by women with bipolar disorder than by women with unipolar depression and healthy controls. Joffe H, Kim DR, Foris JM, Baldassano CF, Gyulai L, Hwang CH, McLaughlin WL, Sachs GS, Thase ME, Harlow BL, Cohen LS. J Clin Psychiatry. 2006 Feb;67(2):297-304.





The Menopause:

Use of antidepressants during perimenopause. Kim DR, Joffe H. Womens Health (Lond Engl). 2006 Jul;2(4):627-37.


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Dr. Mathews' Publications:

Hospitalization and Cognitive Decline: Can the Nature of the Relationship Be Deciphered? Mathews SB, Arnold SE, Epperson CN. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2014 May;22(5):465-80. doi: 10.1016/j.jagp.2012.08.012. Epub 2013 Feb 6.

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