Indiana University 1984 B.A.
Indiana University School of Medicine 1988 M.D.
Indiana University School of Medicine 1988-92 Residency in Psychiatry
Indiana University School of Medicine 1991-93 Residency in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
LSU School of Medicine 1993-95 Fellowship: Infant Psychiatry
Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine 2000 Epidemiology
- Scheeringa Lab
- Trauma and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in youth
- Infant and very young children population
- Developed and validated a diagnostic interview for very young children, the Diagnostic Infant and Preschool Assessment (DIPA).
- Developed cognitive behavior therapy (CBT) manual for PTSD in very young children, Preschool PTSD Treatment (PPT).
- Testing novel treatment approaches for PTSD in all ages of children and adolescents.
- Develop n-of-a-few-cases studies of complex neurobiological and psychological predictors to guide personalized treatment approaches.
- Integrated care models of mental health with primary care providers.
- Universal screening approaches for trauma and mental health problems in youth.
- Combinatoric diagnostics, computational psychiatry, computer simulations, and mathematical models of neuriobiological function.
Publications & Presentations
Selected Publications: (out of >70)
Gray SAO, Lipschutz R, Scheeringa MS (early online July 6, 2017) Young children’s physiological reactivity during memory recall: Associations with posttraumatic stress and parent physiology. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, doi 10.1007/s10802-017-0326-1.
Lipschutz R, Gray SAO, Scheeringa MS (in press). Respiratory sinus arrhythmia in cognitive behavioral therapy for posttraumatic stress symptoms in children: Treatment and gender effects International Journal of Psychophysiology.
Mikolajewski AJ, Scheeringa MS, Weems CF (in press). Evaluating DSM-5 Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Diagnostic Criteria in Older Children and Adolescents. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology.
Miron D, Scheeringa MS (in press). Cognitive Behavioral Therapies for Preschool Children. In J Luby (Ed.), Handbook of Preschool Mental Health, Second Edition. New York: Guilford Press.
Neill EL, Weems CF, Scheeringa MS (in press). CBT for Child PTSD is Associated with Reductions in Maternal Depression: Evidence for Bidirectional Effects. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.
Scheeringa MS, Lilly ME, Staiger AB, Heller ML, Jones EG, Weems CF (2017 early online). Do Children and Adolescents Have Different Types of Trauma Narratives and Does it Matter? Reliability and Face Validation for a Narrative Taxonomy. Journal of Traumatic Stress. DOI: 10.1002/jts.22190
Matais-Cols D., Fernández de la Cruz L., Monzani B., Rosenfield D., Andersson E., Pérez-Vigil A., and 35 more authors (2017). D-cycloserine augmentation of exposure-based cognitive behavior therapy for anxiety, obsessive-compulsive, and posttraumatic stress disorders, JAMA Psychiatry 74(5), 501-510.
Salloum A., Wang W, Robst J, Murphy TK, Scheeringa MS, Cohen JA, Storch EA (2016). Stepped Care Versus Standard Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for Young Children. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 57(5), 614-22.
Scheeringa MS (2016). Treating PTSD in Preschoolers: A Clinical Guide. New York: Guilford Press.
Wamser R, Weems, CW, Scheeringa MS (2016). Early treatment response in children and adolescents receiving CBT for trauma. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 41(1), 128-137.
Humphreys K, Weems CF, Scheeringa MS (2015, Dec. 8 online). The role of anxiety control and treatment implications of informant agreement on child PTSD symptoms. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. Published online Dec. 8, 2015, doi: 10.1080/15374416.2015.1094739.
Scheeringa, MS (2015). Untangling Psychiatric Comorbidity in Young Children Who Experienced Single, Repeated, or Hurricane Katrina Traumatic Events. Child and Youth Care Forum 44(4), 475-492. DOI 10.1007/s10566-014-9293-7. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4511493/
Scheeringa MS, Myers L, Putnam FW, Zeanah CH (2015). Maternal Factors as Moderators or Mediators of PTSD Symptoms in Preschool Children: A Two-Year Prospective Study. Journal of Family Violence, 30(5), 633-642, DOI: 10.1007/s10896-015-9695-9.
Humphreys K, Drury S, Scheeringa MS (2014). Race moderates the association of Catechol-O-methyltransferase genotype and posttraumatic stress disorder in preschool children. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 24(8), 454-457.
Scheeringa MS, Weems C (2014). Randomized Placebo-Controlled D-Cycloserine with Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Pediatric Posttraumatic Stress. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 24(2), 69-77. DOI 10.1089/cap.2013.0106.
Scheeringa MS, Cobham VE, McDermott B (2014). Policy and administrative issues for large-scale clinical interventions following disasters. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology 24(1), 39-46, doi: 10.1089/cap.2013.0067.
Drury SS, Brett ZH, Henry C, Scheeringa M (2013) The association of a novel haplotype in the dopamine transporter with preschool age PTSD. Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology 23(4): 236-243. doi:10.1089/cap.2012.0072.
Weems CF, Scheeringa MS (2013). Maternal depression and treatment gains following a cognitive behavioral intervention for posttraumatic stress in preschool children. Journal of Anxiety Disorders 27(1), 140-146.
Scheeringa MS, Myers L, Putnam FW, Zeanah CH (2012). Diagnosing PTSD in Early Childhood: An Empirical Assessment of Four Approaches. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 25(4), 359-367.
Scheeringa MS, Zeanah CH, Cohen JA (2011). PTSD in children and adolescents: Towards an empirically based algorithm. Depression and Anxiety 28:9, 770-782.
Scheeringa MS (2011). PTSD in Children Younger Than Age of 13: Towards a Developmentally Sensitive Diagnosis. Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma 4:3, 181-197.
Scheeringa MS, Weems CF, Cohen JA, Amaya-Jackson L, Guthrie D (2011). Trauma-focused cognitive-behavioral therapy for posttraumatic stress disorder in three through six year-old children: A randomized clinical trial. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 52, 8, 853-860.
Scheeringa MS, Haslett, N (2010). The reliability and criterion validity of the Diagnostic Infant and Preschool Assessment: A new diagnostic instrument for young children. Child Psychiatry & Human Development, 41, 3, 299-312.
Scheeringa MS, Zeanah CH (2008). Reconsideration of harm’s way: Onsets and comorbidity patterns of disorders in preschool children and their caregivers following Hurricane Katrina. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology 37(3), 508-518.
Scheeringa MS, Zeanah CH, Myers L, Putnam FW (2005). Predictive validity in a prospective follow-up of PTSD in preschool children. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 44(9), 899-906.
Scheeringa MS, Zeanah CH, Myers L, Putnam FW (2004). Heart period and variability findings in preschool children with posttraumatic stress symptoms. Biological Psychiatry 55(7), 685-691.
Scheeringa MS, Zeanah CH, Myers L, Putnam FW (2003). New findings on alternative criteria for PTSD in preschool children. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 42, 5:561-570.
Scheeringa MS, Zeanah CH, Drell MJ, Larrieu JA (1995). Two approaches to the diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder in infancy and early childhood. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry, 34, 2:191-200.