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Ann Polcari, Ph.D.

TitleInstructor in Psychiatry
InstitutionMcLean Hospital
DepartmentPsychiatry
AddressMclean Hospital
Service 152
115 Mill St
Belmont MA 02478
Phone617/855-2947

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  1. Tomoda A, Polcari A, Anderson CM, Teicher MH. Reduced Visual Cortex Gray Matter Volume and Thickness in Young Adults Who Witnessed Domestic Violence during Childhood. PLoS One. 2012; 7(12):e52528.
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  2. Teicher MH, Polcari A, Fourligas N, Vitaliano G, Navalta CP. Hyperactivity persists in male and female adults with ADHD and remains a highly discriminative feature of the disorder: a case-control study. BMC Psychiatry. 2012; 12:190.
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  3. Teicher MH, Anderson CM, Polcari A. Childhood maltreatment is associated with reduced volume in the hippocampal subfields CA3, dentate gyrus, and subiculum. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2012 Feb 28; 109(9):E563-72.
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  4. Choi J, Jeong B, Polcari A, Rohan ML, Teicher MH. Reduced fractional anisotropy in the visual limbic pathway of young adults witnessing domestic violence in childhood. Neuroimage. 2012 Jan 16; 59(2):1071-9.
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  5. Teicher MH, Samson JA, Sheu YS, Polcari A, McGreenery CE. Hurtful words: association of exposure to peer verbal abuse with elevated psychiatric symptom scores and corpus callosum abnormalities. Am J Psychiatry. 2010 Dec; 167(12):1464-71.
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  6. Sheu YS, Polcari A, Anderson CM, Teicher MH. Harsh corporal punishment is associated with increased T2 relaxation time in dopamine-rich regions. Neuroimage. 2010 Nov 1; 53(2):412-9.
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  7. Tomoda A, Sheu YS, Rabi K, Suzuki H, Navalta CP, Polcari A, Teicher MH. Exposure to parental verbal abuse is associated with increased gray matter volume in superior temporal gyrus. Neuroimage. 2011 Jan; 54 Suppl 1:S280-6.
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  8. Ohashi K, Vitaliano G, Polcari A, Teicher MH. Unraveling the nature of hyperactivity in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2010 Apr; 67(4):388-96.
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  9. Schiffer F, Johnston AL, Ravichandran C, Polcari A, Teicher MH, Webb RH, Hamblin MR. Psychological benefits 2 and 4 weeks after a single treatment with near infrared light to the forehead: a pilot study of 10 patients with major depression and anxiety. Behav Brain Funct. 2009; 5:46.
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  10. Tomoda A, Navalta CP, Polcari A, Sadato N, Teicher MH. Childhood sexual abuse is associated with reduced gray matter volume in visual cortex of young women. Biol Psychiatry. 2009 Oct 1; 66(7):642-8.
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  11. Teicher MH, Samson JA, Polcari A, Andersen SL. Length of time between onset of childhood sexual abuse and emergence of depression in a young adult sample: a retrospective clinical report. J Clin Psychiatry. 2009 May; 70(5):684-91.
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  12. Tomoda A, Suzuki H, Rabi K, Sheu YS, Polcari A, Teicher MH. Reduced prefrontal cortical gray matter volume in young adults exposed to harsh corporal punishment. Neuroimage. 2009 Aug; 47 Suppl 2:T66-71.
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  13. Choi J, Jeong B, Rohan ML, Polcari AM, Teicher MH. Preliminary evidence for white matter tract abnormalities in young adults exposed to parental verbal abuse. Biol Psychiatry. 2009 Feb 1; 65(3):227-34.
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  14. Teicher MH, Polcari A, McGreenery CE. Utility of objective measures of activity and attention in the assessment of therapeutic response to stimulants in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2008 Jun; 18(3):265-70.
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  15. Andersen SL, Tomada A, Vincow ES, Valente E, Polcari A, Teicher MH. Preliminary evidence for sensitive periods in the effect of childhood sexual abuse on regional brain development. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2008; 20(3):292-301.
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  16. Schiffer F, Teicher MH, Anderson C, Tomoda A, Polcari A, Navalta CP, Andersen SL. Determination of hemispheric emotional valence in individual subjects: a new approach with research and therapeutic implications. Behav Brain Funct. 2007; 3:13.
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  17. Teicher MH, Polcari A, Foley M, Valente E, McGreenery CE, Chang WW, McKay G, Midha KK. Methylphenidate blood levels and therapeutic response in children with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder: I. Effects of different dosing regimens. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2006 Aug; 16(4):416-31.
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  18. Teicher MH, Samson JA, Polcari A, McGreenery CE. Sticks, stones, and hurtful words: relative effects of various forms of childhood maltreatment. Am J Psychiatry. 2006 Jun; 163(6):993-1000.
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  19. Navalta CP, Polcari A, Webster DM, Boghossian A, Teicher MH. Effects of childhood sexual abuse on neuropsychological and cognitive function in college women. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2006; 18(1):45-53.
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  20. Teicher MH, Lowen SB, Polcari A, Foley M, McGreenery CE. Novel strategy for the analysis of CPT data provides new insight into the effects of methylphenidate on attentional states in children with ADHD. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2004; 14(2):219-32.
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  21. Teicher MH, Andersen SL, Polcari A, Anderson CM, Navalta CP, Kim DM. The neurobiological consequences of early stress and childhood maltreatment. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2003 Jan-Mar; 27(1-2):33-44.
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  22. Teicher MH, Polcari A, Anderson CM, Andersen SL, Lowen SB, Navalta CP. Rate dependency revisited: understanding the effects of methylphenidate in children with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2003; 13(1):41-51.
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  23. Anderson CM, Polcari A, Lowen SB, Renshaw PF, Teicher MH. Effects of methylphenidate on functional magnetic resonance relaxometry of the cerebellar vermis in boys with ADHD. Am J Psychiatry. 2002 Aug; 159(8):1322-8.
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  24. Teicher MH, Andersen SL, Polcari A, Anderson CM, Navalta CP. Developmental neurobiology of childhood stress and trauma. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2002 Jun; 25(2):397-426, vii-viii.
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  25. Anderson CM, Teicher MH, Polcari A, Renshaw PF. Abnormal T2 relaxation time in the cerebellar vermis of adults sexually abused in childhood: potential role of the vermis in stress-enhanced risk for drug abuse. Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2002 Jan-Feb; 27(1-2):231-44.
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  26. Teicher MH, Anderson CM, Polcari A, Glod CA, Maas LC, Renshaw PF. Functional deficits in basal ganglia of children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder shown with functional magnetic resonance imaging relaxometry. Nat Med. 2000 Apr; 6(4):470-3.
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  27. Glod CA, Teicher MH, Polcari A, McGreenery CE, Ito Y. Circadian rest-activity disturbances in children with seasonal affective disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 1997 Feb; 36(2):188-95.
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