Publications and News

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Key representative publications from the Pittsburgh REAACT Research Program:

Goodwin, MS, Mazefsky, CA, Ioannidis, S, Erdogmus, D, & Siegel, M. Predicting Aggression to Others in Youth with Autism using a Wearable Biosensor. Autism Res, 2019. DOI: 10.1002/aur.2151

Keefer, A., Singh, V., Kalb, L., Mazefsky, C.., & Vasa, RA. What is dysregulation and can we measure it in children with ASD? Investigating the factor structure of the Child Behavior Checklist Dysregulation Profile in children and adolescents with autism spectrum disorder. Autism Research. 2019 Oct. Online in advance of print.

Mazefsky, C.A., Yu, L., & Pilkonis, P. Psychometric Properties of the Emotion Dysregulation Inventory in a Nationally Representative Sample of Youth. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 2020 Jan. Online in advance of print.

Conner, CM, Golt, J, Righi, G, Shaffer, R, Siegel, M, Mazefsky, CA. A comparative study of suicidal ideation and its association with emotion regulation impairment in large ASD and US census-matched samples. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders Special Issue on Suicidality and Self Harm in Autism Spectrum Disorder. In Press. DOI:10.1007/s10803-020-04370-1

Mazefsky, C. A., Yu L., White S.W., Siegel M, Pilkonis P. A.(2018). The emotion dysregulation inventory: Psychometric properties and item response theory calibration in an autism spectrum disorder sample. Autism Research, Doi: 10.1002/aur.1947.  PMID:29624893.

Mazefsky, C. A., Day, T. N., Siegel, M., White, S. W., Yu, L., & Pilkonis, P. A. (2016). Development of the Emotion Dysregulation Inventory: A PROMIS® ing Method for Creating Sensitive and Unbiased Questionnaires for Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 1-11.

Siegel, M., Smith, K. A., Mazefsky, C. A., Gabriels, R. L., Erickson, C., Kaplan, D., Morrow, E. M., Wink, L., & Santangelo, S. L. (2015) The Autism Inpatient Collection: Methods and Preliminary Sample Description. Molecular Autism. Doi 10.1186/s13229-015-0054-8.

Mazefsky, C. A. (2015) Emotion regulation and emotional distress in ASD: Foundations and considerations for future research. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. DOI 10.1007/s10803-015-2602-7

Mazefsky, C. A., Borue X., Day, T. N., Minshew N. J. (2014) Emotion regulation patterns in adolescents with high-functioning autism spectrum disorder: Comparison to typically developing adolescents and associations with psychopathology. Autism Research, 7(3), 344-354. PMID: 24610869

Mazefsky C. A., White S. W. (2014) Adults with autism. In: Volkmar FR, Rogers, SJ, Paul, R., Pelphrey KA, editors. Handbook of Autism and Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Fourth Edition (pp. 191-211).  New Jersy: Wiley Press.

Mazefsky C. A., Herrington J., Siegel M., Scarpa A., Maddox B., Scahill L., White S. W. (2013) The role of emotion regulation in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Adolescent Psychiatry, 52(7), 679-688.

Mazefsky C. A., White, S. W. (2013) The role of assessment in guiding treatment planning for youth with ASD. In: Scarpa, A., White, S.,  Attwood, T., editors, Promising CBT Interventions for Children and Adolescents with High Functioning ASDs (pp. 45-72).  New York: Guilford Press.

Mazefsky, C. A., Herrington, J. D. (2014) Anxiety in ASD: Transdiagnostic and Etiologic Factors. In: Davis T, White SW, Ollendick T, editors, Handbook of Autism and Anxiety, Autism and Child Psychopathology Series (pp.91-103). Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Mazefsky, C. A., Oswald, D. P., Day, T., Eack, S., Minshew, N.J., Lainhart, J. (2012) ASD, a psychiatric disorder, or both? Psychiatric diagnoses in adolescents with high-functioning ASD. Journal do Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 41(4), 516-523.

Mazefsky, C. A., Pelphrey, K. A., Dahl, R. E. (2012) The need for a broader approach to emotion regulation research in autism. Child Developmental Perspectives, 6(1), 92-97. PMID: 22639681

Mazefsky, C. A., Folstein, S. E., Lainhart, J. E. (2008) Brief Report: Overrepresentation of Mood and Anxiety Disorders in Adults with Autism and Their First Degree Relatives: What Does it Mean? Autism Research, 1(3), 193-197.  PMID: 19360666

Horowitz, LM, Thurm, A, Farmer, C, Mazefsky, C, Lanzillo, BA, Bridge, JA, Greenbaum, R, Pao, M, Siegel, M. (2017, online first). Talking about death or suicide: Prevalence and clinical correlates in youth with autism spectrum disorder in the psychiatric inpatient setting. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders; DOI 10.1007/s10803-017-3180-7

Righi, G., Benevides, J., Mazefsky, C., Sheinkopf, S., Morrow, E., & Siegel, M. (2017, online first). Predictors of inpatient psychiatric hospitalization for children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders; DOI 10.1007/s10803-017-3154-9

Williams DL, Siegel, M, Mazefsky CA. (2017, online first). Problem behaviors in autism spectrum disorder: It’s more than communication. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders; DOI 10.1007/s10803-017-3179-0

Bishop-Fitzpatrick, L., Mazefsky, C. A., & Eack, S. M. (2017, online first). The combined impact of social support and perceived stress on quality of life in adults with autism spectrum disorder and without intellectual disability. Autism.

Borue, X, Mazefsky, C, Rooks, BT, Strober, M, Keller, MB, Hower, H,… & Birmaher, B. (2016). Longitudinal Course of Bipolar Disorder in Youth With High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. Epub ahead of print.

Bishop-Fitzpatrick, L., Minshew, N. J., Mazefsky, C. A., & Eack, S. M. (2016). Perception of Life as Stressful, Not Biological Response to Stress, is Associated with Greater Social Disability in Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders1-16.