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Elizabeth A. McCauley, PhD

Elizabeth A. McCauley, PhD

Psychiatry and Behavioral Health, Disorders of Sex Development

On staff since May 1988

Children's Title: Associate Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Academic Title: Professor

Research Center: Center for Child Health, Behavior and Development

Making a Difference

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    The Disorders of Sex Development program offers patients the most innovative treatments and guides families as they face some of the most difficult decisions imaginable.... cont.


Board Certification(s)
Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology
Clinical Interests

Depressive disorders, Gender identity, Sexual development

Research Focus Area

Behavioral / Mental Health


The association between temperament and depressive symptoms in adolescence: Brooding and reflection as potential mediators.
Cognition & emotion , 2011 Dec: 1460-70
Differentiating Adolescent Self-Injury from Adolescent Depression: Possible Implications for Borderline Personality Development.
Journal of abnormal child psychology , 2011 Oct 22
Measurement Equivalence Across Racial/Ethnic Groups of the Mood and Feelings Questionnaire for Childhood Depression.
Journal of abnormal child psychology , 2011 Oct 14
Emotional health predictors of substance use initiation during middle school.
Psychology of addictive behaviors : journal of the Society of Psychologists in Addictive Behaviors , 2011 Oct 10
Adolescents with suicidal ideation: health care use and functioning.
Academic pediatrics , 2011 Sep-Oct: 422-6
Risk for suicidal ideation and suicide attempts associated with co-occurring depression and conduct problems in early adolescence.
Suicide & life-threatening behavior , 2011 Jun: 316-29
Remission of depression in parents: links to healthy functioning in their children.
Child development , 2011 Jan-Feb: 226-43
Feasibility of the positive thoughts and actions prevention program for middle schoolers at risk for depression.
Depression research and treatment , 2011: 241386
Evaluation of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 Item for detecting major depression among adolescents.
Pediatrics , 2010 Dec: 1117-23
Effects of childhood conduct problems and family adversity on health, health behaviors, and service use in early adulthood: tests of developmental pathways involving adolescent risk taking and depression.
Development and psychopathology , 2010 Aug: 655-65
Surveying adolescents enrolled in a regional health care delivery organization: mail and phone follow-up--what works at what cost?
Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine : JABFM , 2010 Jul-Aug: 534-41
Interpersonal and social rhythm therapy for adolescents with bipolar disorder: treatment development and results from an open trial.
Depression and anxiety , 2010 May: 457-64
Depressive symptoms in adolescence: the association with multiple health risk behaviors.
General hospital psychiatry , 2010 May-Jun: 233-9
Evaluation of the PHQ-2 as a brief screen for detecting major depression among adolescents.
Pediatrics , 2010 May: e1097-103
Criterion validity of the Short Mood and Feelings Questionnaire and one- and two-item depression screens in young adolescents.
Child and adolescent psychiatry and mental health , 2010 Feb 9: 8
Factors associated with detection and receipt of treatment for youth with depression and anxiety disorders.
Academic pediatrics , 2010 Jan-Feb: 36-40
Thoughts of death and suicide in early adolescence.
Suicide & life-threatening behavior , 2009 Dec: 599-613
Longitudinal associations among depression, obesity and alcohol use disorders in young adulthood.
General hospital psychiatry , 2009 Sep-Oct: 442-50
Social competence and social support as mediators between comorbid depressive and conduct problems and functional outcomes in middle school children.
Journal of adolescence , 2009 Jun: 535-53
Cost-effectiveness of a school-based emotional health screening program.
The Journal of school health , 2009 Jun: 277-85
Assessment of Behavior Problems in Childhood and Adolescence as Predictors of Early Adult Depression.
Journal of psychopathology and behavioral assessment , 2009 May 21: 118-127
Collaborative care for adolescent depression: a pilot study.
General hospital psychiatry , 2009 Jan-Feb: 36-45
What explains the relation between family poverty and childhood depressive symptoms?
Journal of psychiatric research , 2008 Oct: 1163-75
Measurement matters in the association between early adolescent depressive symptoms and body mass index.
General hospital psychiatry , 2008 Sep-Oct: 458-66
The effect of comorbid anxiety and depressive disorders on health care utilization and costs among adolescents with asthma.
General hospital psychiatry , 2008 Sep-Oct: 398-406
Adolescent school failure predicts later depression among girls.
The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine , 2008 Aug: 180-7
Identifying high-risk asthma with utilization data: a revised HEDIS definition.
The American journal of managed care , 2008 Jul: 450-6
Anxiety and depression screening for youth in a primary care population.
Ambulatory pediatrics : the official journal of the Ambulatory Pediatric Association , 2008 May-Jun: 182-8
Passive versus active parental permission: implications for the ability of school-based depression screening to reach youth at risk.
The Journal of school health , 2008 Mar: 157-64; quiz 184-6
Parent-child interactions, peripheral serotonin, and self-inflicted injury in adolescents.
Journal of consulting and clinical psychology , 2008 Feb: 15-21
The prevalence of DSM-IV anxiety and depressive disorders in youth with asthma compared with controls.
The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine , 2007 Nov: 455-63
Agreement between parents and children regarding anxiety and depression diagnoses in children with asthma.
The Journal of nervous and mental disease , 2007 Nov: 897-904
Psychopathology, psychosocial, gender and cognitive outcomes in patients with cloacal exstrophy.
The Journal of urology , 2007 Aug: 630-5; discussion 634-5
A Gender Assessment Team: experience with 250 patients over a period of 25 years.
Genetics in medicine : official journal of the American College of Medical Genetics , 2007 Jun: 348-57
Friendship interactions in children with and without depressive symptoms: observation of emotion during game-playing interactions and post-game evaluations.
Journal of abnormal child psychology , 2007 Jun: 429-41
Impact of anxiety and depression on functional impairment in adolescents with asthma.
General hospital psychiatry , 2007 May-Jun: 214-22
Pediatric primary care providers and adolescent depression: a qualitative study of barriers to treatment and the effect of the black box warning.
The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine , 2007 May: 433-9
Anxiety and depressive disorders are associated with smoking in adolescents with asthma.
The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine , 2007 May: 425-32
Cognitive features associated with depressive symptoms in adolescence: directionality and specificity.
Journal of clinical child and adolescent psychology : the official journal for the Society of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, American Psychological Association, Division 53 , 2007 Apr-Jun: 147-58
Quality of mental health care for youth with asthma and comorbid anxiety and depression.
Medical care , 2006 Dec: 1064-72
Predicting posttraumatic stress symptoms longitudinally in a representative sample of hospitalized injured adolescents.
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , 2006 Oct: 1188-95
Asthma symptom burden: relationship to asthma severity and anxiety and depression symptoms.
Pediatrics , 2006 Sep: 1042-51
Depressive Symptoms Among Delinquent Youth: Testing Models of Association with Stress and Support.
Journal of psychopathology and behavioral assessment , 2006 Jun: 85-93
Universal Emotional Health Screening at the Middle School Transition.
Journal of emotional and behavioral disorders , 2005 Dec: 213-223
Psychological, autonomic, and serotonergic correlates of parasuicide among adolescent girls.
Development and psychopathology , 2005 Fall: 1105-27
Turner's syndrome.
The New England journal of medicine , 2004 Sep 16: 1227-38
Quality of care for medicaid-covered youth treated with antidepressant therapy.
Archives of general psychiatry , 2004 May: 475-80
The relationship of asthma and anxiety disorders.
Psychosomatic medicine , 2004 May-Jun: 349-55
Predicting depression, social phobia, and violence in early adulthood from childhood behavior problems.
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry , 2004 Mar: 307-15
A longitudinal evaluation of adolescent depression and adult obesity.
Archives of pediatrics & adolescent medicine , 2003 Aug: 739-45

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Seattle Children's
OA.5.154 - Child Psychiatry
4800 Sand Point Way NE
Seattle, WA 98105

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