Ariadna Forray MD

Assistant Professor of Psychiatry

Research Interests

Reproductive Psychiatry; Substance Abuse in Pregnancy

Research Summary

The intersection between the brain and behavior is something that has interested me throughout my educational and professional development. The overarching goal of my research is to narrow the gap in our understanding of the effect of substance abuse and reproductive hormones on the psychophysiology of women throughout their reproductive years.

Selected Publications

  • Forray A, Focseneanu M, Pittman B, McDougle CJ, Epperson CN. Onset and exacerbation of obsessive-compulsive disorder in pregnancy and the postpartum period. J Clin Psychiatry. 2010;71(8):1061-8.
  • Yonkers KA, Gotman N, Kershaw T, Forray A, Howell HB, Rounsaville BJ. Screening for prenatal substance use: Development of the Substance Use Risk Profile in Pregnancy Scale. Obstet Gynecol. 2010;116(4):827-33.
  • Forray A, Magriples U, Mayes L, Epperson, CN. Prevalence of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in Pregnant Women with Prior Pregnancy Complications. J Matern Fetal Neonatal Med. 2009;22(6):522-7.
  • Forray A, Ostroff RB. The Use of Electroconvulsive Therapy in Postpartum Affective Disorders. J ECT. 2007;23:188-193.

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