Cynthia R. Pfeffer, M.D.

Psychiatry

Publications

Books

Pfeffer CR:  The Suicidal Child, Guilford Press, Inc., New York, New York; 1986.

Gabel S, Oster G, and Pfeffer CR:  Difficult Moments in Child Psychotherapy, Plenum Publishing Corporation, New York, New York; 1988.

Pfeffer CR (Editor):  Suicide Among Youth: Perspectives on Risk and Prevention, American Psychiatric Press Inc., Washington, D.C.; 1989.

Pfeffer CR (Editor):  Severe Stress and Mental Disturbance in Children, American    Psychiatric Press Inc., Washington, D.C; 1996.

Walker AM, Kaufman DM, Pfeffer CR, Solomon GE (Editors): Child and Adolescent Neurology for Psychiatrists. Walters Kluwer Health, Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins, Philadelphia, Pa; 2008 

Scientific Articles

Pfeffer CR, Lipkins R, Plutchik R and Mizruchi MS: Normal children at risk for suicidal behavior: A two-year follow-up study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 27:34-41; 1988. Recipient of the Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Pfeffer CR, Klerman GL, Hurt SW, Kakuma T, Peskin JR, Siefker CA: Suicidal children grow up: Rates and psychosocial risk factors for suicide attempts during follow-up. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 32, 1:106-113; 1993.  Finalist for the Nathan Cummings Foundation Award, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. 

Pfeffer CR, Normandin L, Kakuma T: Suicidal children grow up: Suicidal behavior and psychiatric disorders among relatives. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 33, 8:1087-1097; 1994.  Finalist for the Norbert and Charlotte Rieger Award, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.

Pfeffer CR, Hurt SW, Peskin JR, Siefker CA: Suicidal children grow up:  Ego functions associated with suicide attempts. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 34:1318-1325; 1995. Finalist for the Nathan Cummings Foundation Award, American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. .

Ceglia L, Pfeffer CR:  Artists' representations of the impact of family suicide during childhood and adolescence.  The Journal of the American Academy of Psychoanalysis, 27:625-656; 1999.

Pfeffer CR, Karus D, Siegel K, Jiang H:  Child survivors of parental death from cancer or suicide:  Depression and behavioral outcomes.  Psycho-Oncology, 9:1-10; 2000.

Pfeffer CR, Jiang H, Kakuma T: Child-Adolescent Suicidal Potential Index (CASPI): A screen for risk early onset suicidal behavior.  Psychological Assessment, 12:304-318; 2000.

Pfeffer CR, Jiang H, Kakuma T, Hwang J, Metsch M: Group intervention for children bereaved by the suicide of a relative. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 41: 505-513; 2002.

Pfeffer CR, Altemus M, Heo M, Jiang H: Salivary cortisol and psychopathology in children bereaved by the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. Biological Psychiatry     61:957-965; 2007.

Pfeffer CR: The FDA Pediatric Advisories and Changes in Diagnosis and Treatment of    Pediatric Depression.  Editorial in American Journal of Psychiatry 164 (6): 1-4; 2007.

Pfeffer CR, Altemus M, Heo M, Jiang H: Salivary cortisol and psychopathology in adults bereaved by the September 11, 2001 terror attacks. International Journal of Psychiatry in Medicine 39: 215-226; 2009.

Pfeffer C.R.: From 9/11 to 2011: A brief overview from a child and adolescent psychiatry perspective.  Adolescent Psychiatry 1: 197-203; 2011

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