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Patricia Brennan, Ph.D.

Recent Publications

Smearman, E.L., Winiarski, D.A., Brennan, P.A., Najman, J., & Johnson, K.C. (2015).  Social stress and the oxytocin receptor gene interact to predict antisocial behavior in an at-risk cohort. Development and Psychopathology, 27, 309-318.

Robinson, B.A., Winiarski, D.A., Brennan, P.A., Foster, S. L., Cunningham, P.B. & Whitmore, E. (2015).  Social context, parental monitoring and Multisystemic Therapy Outcomes.  Psychotherapy 52, 103-110.

Tiernan, K., Foster, S. L., Cunningham, P.B., Brennan, P.A. & Whitmore, E. (2015).  Predicting early positive change in Multisystemic Therapy with youth exhibiting antisocial behaviors.  Psychotherapy, 52, 93-102.

Dalton, E.D., Hammen, C. L., Najman, J. M., & Brennan, P.A. (2014).  Genetic susceptibility to family environment: BDNF Val66met and 5-HTTLPR influence depressive symptoms. Journal of Family Psychology, 28, 947-956.

Raposa, E. B., Bower, J. E., Hammen, C. L., Najman, J. M., & Brennan, P.A. (2014).  A developmental pathway from early life stress to inflammation: The role of negative health behaviors.  Psychological Science, 25, 1268-1274.

Starr, L. R., Hammen, C., Conway, C.C., Raposa, E., & Brennan, P.A. (2014). Sensitizing effect of early adversity on depressive reactions to later proximal stress: Moderation by serotonin transporter and corticotropin releasing hormone receptor genes in a 20-year longitudinal study. Development and Psychopathology, 26, 1241-1254. 

Johnson, K.C., Brennan, P.A., Stowe, Z. N. Leibenluft, E., & Newport, D.J.  (2014).  Physiological regulation in infants of women with a mood disorder: examining associations with maternal symptoms and stress.  Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55, 191-198.

Raposa, E. B., Hammen, C. L., Brennan, P.A., O’Callaghan, F., & Najman, J. M.,  (2014).  Early adversity and health outcomes in young adulthood: The role of ongoing stress.  Health Psychology, 33, 410-18.

Ryan, S. R., Brennan, P.A., Cunningham, P., Foster, S., Brock, R. L., & Whitmore, E. (2013). Biosocial processes predicting Multisystemic Therapy treatment response. Biological Psychology, 92, 373-379.

Katz, S.J., Hammen, C., Brennan, P.A. (2013).  Maternal depression and the intergenerational transmission of relational impairment.  Journal of Family Psychology, 27, 86-95.

Pargas RC, Brennan PA, Hammen C & LeBrocque R. (2010). Resilience to maternal depression in young adulthood.  Developmental Psychology, 46, 805-14.

Brand SA, Brennan PA, Newport DJ, Smith AK, Weiss T, & Stowe ZN. (2010).  The impact of maternal childhood abuse on maternal and infant HPA axis function in the postpartum period. Psychoneuroendocrinology, 35, 686-93.

Walker EF, Brennan PA, Esterberg M, Brasfield J, Pearce B & Compton MT  (2010).  Longitudinal changes in cortisol secretion and conversion to psychosis in at-risk youth. Journal of Abnormal Psychology.119, 401-8.

Hammen C, Brennan PA, Keenan-Miller D, Hazel N & Najman JM.  (2010).  Chronic and episodic stress, gender, and serotonin transporter gene-environment interactions predicting depression in young adults.  Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 51, 180-187.

Keenan-Miller D, Hammen C & Brennan PA.  (In press).  Mediators of aggression among young adult offspring of depressed mothers.  Journal of Abnormal Psychology.

Conway CC, Hammen C, Brennan PA, Lind PA & Najman JM. (In press).  Interaction of chronic stress with serotonin transporter and Catechol-O-Methyltransferase polymorphisms in predicting youth depression.  Depression and Anxiety.


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