• 6110 Citations
1993 …2020

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Research interests

My primary research interest is in the nosology of mood disorders in preschool children. I and members of my lab (the Early Emotional Development Program; EEDP) aim to advance scientific understanding and the field developmental psychopathology through the identification and characterization of neurodevelopmental, emotional, and behavioral antecedents and outcomes associated with preschool onset Major Depressive Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. I have also been able to integrate my research interests in childhood depression with my long time clinical interest in parent-child interaction therapy techniques. At the EEDP we are currently conducting an emotion development focused parent-child interaction therapy, with the objective of reducing the severity and recurrence of depression in children age 3 to 6. Furthermore, we expect that our therapy will result in children’s overall behavioral and emotional functioning. In order to examine the possibility that our treatment technique effect children’s neurobiology at this age of heightened neuroplasticity we conduct also conduct pre sMRI as well as fMRI before and after the 14 session treatment.

Areas of Clinical Interest

Mood disorders in preschool children: diagnosis and treatment, developmental psychopathology, mental disorders in preschool children, Dyadic Play Therapy for preschool mood disorders, and preschool psychiatry.

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Research Output

Brain reward system dysfunction in adolescence: Current, cumulative, and developmental periods of depression

Rappaport, B. I., Kandala, S., Luby, J. L. & Barch, D. M., Aug 1 2020, In : American Journal of Psychiatry. 177, 8, p. 754-763 10 p.

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  • 3 Scopus citations

    Corrigendum: Peer Victimization and Dysfunctional Reward Processing: ERP and Behavioral Responses to Social and Monetary Rewards (Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience, (2019), 13, 10.3389/fnbeh.2019.00120)

    Rappaport, B. I., Hennefield, L., Kujawa, A., Arfer, K. B., Kelly, D., Kappenman, E. S., Luby, J. L. & Barch, D. M., Jun 23 2020, In : Frontiers in Behavioral Neuroscience. 14, 100.

    Research output: Contribution to journalComment/debate

    Open Access
  • Early childhood nurturance and the sculpting of neurodevelopment

    Luby, J. L., Sep 2020, In : American Journal of Psychiatry. 177, 9, p. 795-796 2 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

    Open Access
  • 1 Scopus citations