Psychiatry Grand Rounds 3/8 | Rachel Vaughn-Coaxum, PhD

Psychiatry GR V-C


"Examining implications of childhood adversity exposure for the treatment of mood disorders in youth"

About the Speaker:

Rachel Vaughn-Coaxum, PhD
Assistant Professor, Department of Psychiatry
University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Associate in Psychology, Department of Psychology
Harvard University 


Childhood adversity exposure is estimated to account for 30-50% of the risk for childhood onset mood disorders. Adversity is associated with poorer response to front-line behavioral interventions, though the reasons are unclear. Research on the role of adversity in cognitive and behavioral processes relevant to interventions for youth will be presented. 


The activity is designed to help the learner: 

1. Describe the risk for youth mood disorders associated with childhood adversity exposure.

2. Explain the effects of childhood adversity on learning-based cognitive and behavioral processes in youth. 

3. Develop hypotheses about the role of childhood adversity in evidence-based treatment processes

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Sponsored by the Orr Lecture Fund
Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences 
This educational activity received no commercial support.