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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry Grand Rounds Speaker


     Charles Zeanah, Jr., M.D. 

Dr. Zeanah's major academic interest has been in the area of infant mental health, especially in understanding infants' development in the context of the infant-parent relationships. He conducts research on the effects of abuse, neglect, serious deprivation and exposure to violence on young children and on interventions designed to help them recover. He has also studied approaches to understanding psychopathology in young children, in particular, disorders of attachment posttraumatic stress disorder, as well as interventions for young children who have experienced maltreatment. Questions under investigation include how early experiences affect development, what is similar and different about psychopathology in the early years, and what are the neurobiological correlates of behavioral disturbances in young children?  >>more
         At the completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
          1) State 3 major findings associated with institutional rearing. 
   2) State 2 psychiatric disorders that were and 2 that were not reduced in children placed 
       in foster care following institutional care. 
   3) State 3 developmental domains that showed evidence of sensitive periods.

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