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Nestor L. Doctor of Philosophy

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
I'm a clinical child psychologist and neuroscience researcher working at a large Midwest university-based child psychiatric institute. I received my Ph.D. from the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. I conduct studies on affect regulation and mood disorders in children and adolescents. I'm also the... Full Bio
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Does your child know you’re sad? Facial expression recognition in kids of depressed mothers by Nestor L. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum BRIEFS from APS: As I mentioned a couple of days ago, during the next few days I’ll be summarizing research presented at the Annual Convention of the Associati ... Read on »
Child-Psych.org blogging from APS in Boston this weekend by Nestor L. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Hello everyone, I’m sorry that I haven’t been posting as frequently during the last month, but I’m about to make it up to you. This weekend I will continue a tradi ... Read on »
Antidepressant medications and risk for suicide in children and adolescents: all drugs are created... by Nestor L. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum In my clinical work, I often encounter parents who are concerned about putting their kids on psychiatric medications. In the case of anti-depressants, such concern ... Read on »
Maternal infection during pregnancy and autism: The “flu hypothesis” revisited. by Nestor L. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum BRIEFS The last issue of the Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders included one of the largest examinations of the association between maternal infecti ... Read on »
Kids with Oppositional Defiant Disorder respond to frequency but not intensity of consequences! by Nestor L. Doctor of Philosophy 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum Today I wanted to write about a study published recently in the journal Biological Psychiatry, which surprisingly didn’t get much press coverage. The study examine ... Read on »
Enzyme supplements for autism. Do they work? by Nestor L. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum I support the development of experimental treatments that are grounded on theory as long as practitioners and researchers do not jump the gun and present the trea ... Read on »
That Prozac coffee mug at your Dr.’s office by Nestor L. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A couple of months ago Newsweek magazine published an article questioning the science of mental health services, and in particular, clinical psychology. The articl ... Read on »
Do Baby Einstein DVDs work? Exposing infants to educational dvds may affect their language... by Nestor L. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum A few weeks ago I wrote a study that showed that exposing premature babies to Mozart music may lead to metabolic changes that facilitate weight gain and better med ... Read on »
Autism: Environmental and Genetic? Clues from parental age. by Nestor L. Doctor of Philosophy Posted in: Blog Posts in Autism & Autism Spectrum The last issue of the prestigious Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry included a study that examined the role of parental age on the risk for autism among t ... Read on »