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David C. Steffens, M.D., M.H.S.

Academic Title
Professor and Chair
Department of Psychiatry
UCONN Health Center

University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston (MD) 1988

Duke University Medical Center, General Psychiatry 1988-1992

Areas of Special Clinical Interest
Geriatric Depression and Cognitive Disorders

Selected Publications
Payne ME, Steck SE, George RR, Steffens DC: Fruit, vegetable and antioxidant intakes are lower in older adults with depression. J Acad Nutr Diet 2012; 112:2022-2027

Sheline YI, Disabato BM, Hranilovich J, Morris C, D’Angelo G, Pieper C, Toffanin T, Taylor WD, Macfall JR, Wilkins C, Barch DM, Welsh-Bohmer KA, Steffens DC, Krishnan RR, Doraiswamy PM.  Treatment course with antidepressant therapy in late-life depression.  Am J Psychiatry 2012;169:1185-93.

Potter GG, McQuoid DR, Payne ME, Taylor WD, Steffens DC.  Association of attentional shift and reversal learning to functional deficits in geriatric depression.  Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 2012 ;27(11):1172-9.

Hayward RD, Taylor WD, Smoski M, Steffens DC, Payne ME.  Association of Five-Factor model personality domains and facets with presence, onset, and treatment outcomes of major depression in older adults.  Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 2013;21:88-96

Potter GG, Wagner HR, Burke JR, Plassman BL, Welsh-Bohmer KA, Steffens DC.  Neuropsychological predictors of dementia in late-life major depressive disorder.  Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013;21(3):297-306

Banga A, Gyurmey T, Matuskey D, Connor DF, Kaplan RF, Steffens DC.  Late-life onset bipolar disorder presenting as a case of pseudo-dementia: a case discussion and review of literature.  Yale J Biol Med 2013;86:235-244.  PMC3670442

Educational Contribution
Students (MD)
Residents (MD)

Contact Information
Phone: 860-679-4282
Fax: 860-679-1296

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