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Michael O'Hara

Michael O'Hara
Starch Faculty Fellow
PhD, University of Pittsburgh, 1980
205 STH
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Research Interests

Postpartum and pregnancy depression; Psychotherapy for depression particularly in the postpartum period; Impact of maternal depression on children; Mental health services research; Women's reproductive health

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Levy, L.B., & O'Hara, M.W. (2010). Psychotherapeutic interventions for depressed, low-income women: A review of the literature, Clinical Psychology Review, 30, 934-950. doi:10.1016/j.cpr.2010.06.006.


Nylen, K. J., O’Hara, M. W., Brock, R., Moel, J., Gorman, L., & Stuart, S. (2010). Predictors of the longitudinal course of postpartum depression following Interpersonal Psychotherapy. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 78, 757-763.


Buttner, M., O’Hara, M. W., & Watson, D. (2011). The structure of women’s mood in the early postpartum. Assessment. doi:10.1177/1073191111429388


Nylen, K. J., O’Hara, M. W., & Engeldinger, J. (2012). Perceived social support interacts with prenatal depression to predict birth outcomes. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, DOI 10.1007/s10865-012-9436-y.

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