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Infant Psychiatry/Mental Health - The Matilda Theiss Center

Dr. Paula Marie Powe is medical director of the Theiss Early Childhood and School-Based Behavioral Center and assistant professor of Psychiatry and the University of Pittsburgh.. Her work involves analysis and intervention in infants 0 to 3 years of age who have been exposed to potentially toxic stress. This type of stress impacts later mental and physical health; however, poor outcomes are not inevitable. Adaptive support enhances infant and child resilience. Programmatic interventions such as parent-child interaction therapy are reviewed and highlighted.

Released: 8/12/20

References

Smith PM ( Paula Marine Powe), Smith, M, Increasing Education in an Effort to Prevent Childhood Maltreatment, JAACAP Connect ( Journal American Academy and Adolescent Psychiatry)- online- Volume 2, Issue 1, 2015 , pgs. 17-18

Lippard ETC, Nemeroff CB, The Devastating Consequences of Child Abuse and Neglect: Increased Disease Vulnerability and Poor Treatment Response in Mood Disorders, American Journal of Psychiatry, 17:1 , January 2020, pgs. 20-36— (Comprehensive Review of this Subject)

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