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Robert M. Carney, PhD

Current Position
Professor of Psychiatry

Education and Training
B.A.: Psychology, University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri, 1969
Ph.D.: Counseling Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1978

Major Awards
Wayne Katon Research Award, Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine
Fellow, Academy of Cognitive Therapy
Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine
Fellow, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research
Visiting Scholar, American Psychosomatic Society

Areas of Clinical Interest
Certified cognitive therapist, depression in cardiac patients, behavioral cardiovascular disease prevention

Areas of Research Interests
Depression in cardiovascular disease

More articles and abstracts at the National Library of Medicine

Key Publications
Carney RM, Freedland KE, (2017 Mar). Depression and coronary heart disease. Nat Rev Cardiol. 14(3): 145-155.  Full Article ->

Carney RM, Freedland KE, Steinmeyer BC, Rubin EH, Stein PK, Rich MW, (2016 08). Nighttime heart rate predicts response to depression treatment in patients with coronary heart disease. J Affect Disord. 200: 165-71.  Full Article ->

Carney RM, Freedland KE (2012 Feb). Is there a high-risk subtype of depression in patients with coronary heart disease? Curr Psychiatry Rep. 14:1-7.  Full Article ->

Carney RM, Freedland KE (2012 Jan). Are somatic symptoms of depression better predictors of cardiac events than cognitive symptoms in coronary heart disease? Psychosom Med. 74(1):33-38.  Full Article ->

Roest AM, Carney RM, Stein PK, Freedland KE, Meyer H, Steinmeyer BC, de Jonge P, Rubin EH (2012 Jan). Obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome and poor response to sertraline in patients with coronary heart disease. J Clin Psychiatry. 73(1): 31-6.  Full Article ->

Carney RM, Freedland KE, Rubin EH, Rich MW, Steinmeyer BC, Harris WS (2009 Oct 21). Omega-3 augmentation of sertraline in treatment of depression in patients with coronary heart disease: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 302(15): 1651-7.  Full Article ->

Funded Research Projects
NHLBI(PI):Omega-3 for Depression and Other Cardiac Risk Factors
NIDA(Significant Contributor):Genetically Informed Smoking Cessation Trial
NHLBI(Significant Contributor):Stepped Care for Depression in Heart Failure
NHLBI(Key Personnel):Depression and Rehospitalization in Patients with Heart Failure