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2013

Screening adolescents for depression
Corona M, McCarty CA, & Richardson LP. (2013).
Contemporary Pediatrics.

Psychosocial pathways to sexually transmitted infection (STI) risk among youth transitioning out of foster care: Evidence from a longitudinal cohort study
Ahrens KR, McCarty CA, Simoni J, Dworsky A, & Courtney ME. (2013).
Journal of Adolescent Health. Available online July 13, 2013. doi: 10.1016/j.jadohealth.2013.05.010 

Early adolescent growth in depression and conduct problem symptoms as predictors of later substance use impairment
McCarty CA, Wymbs BT, Mason WA, King KM, McCauley E, Baer J, & Vander Stoep A. (in press).
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. doi: 10.1007/s10802-013-9752-x

What clinical differences distinguish depressed teens with and without comorbid externalizing problems?
Rockhill CM, Katon, W, Richards J, McCauley E, McCarty CA, Myaing MT, Zhou C, & Richardson LP. (in press).
General Hospital Psychiatry. 35(4): 444-7.

A randomized trial of the positive thoughts and action program for depression among early adolescents
McCarty CA, Violette HD, Duong MT, Cruz RA, & McCauley, E. (2013)
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology. 42(4): 554-63.

Do peers contribute to the achievement gap between Vietnamese-American and Mexican-American adolescents?
Duong MT, Schwartz D, McCarty CA. (2013).
Social Development.

Callous-unemotional traits and conduct disorder symptoms as prospective risk factors for early sexual intercourse and pregnancy
Wymbs BT, McCarty CA, Baer JS, King KM, Vander Stoep A, & McCauley E. (2013).
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

2012

Predictors of persistence following a positive depression screen among adolescents
Richardson L, McCauley E, McCarty CA, Grossman DC, Myaing M, Zhou C, Richards J, Rockhill C, Katon W. (2012).
Pediatrics. 130(6), e1541. PMCID: PMC3507250

Training in evidence-based practice across the professional continuum
Leffler JM, Jackson Y, West AE, McCarty CA, Atkins M. (2013).
Professional Psychology: Research and Practice. 44(1), 20-8. doi: 10.1037/a0029241.

The relation between maternal and child depression in Mexican American families: Testing the intergenerational interpersonal stress model
Corona M., McCarty C., Cauce AM, Robins RW, Widaman, KF, Conger R. (2012).
Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences. 34(4), 539–56. doi: 10.1177/0739986312455160.

Can patterns of alcohol use disorder in young adulthood help explain gender differences in depression?
Lee JO, Kosterman R, McCarty CA, Hill KG, Hawkins JD. (2012)
Comprehensive Psychiatry. 53, 1071-7. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2012.03.012. PMCID: PMC3473101

Callous-unemotional traits as unique prospective risk factors for substance use in early adolescent boys and girls
Wymbs BT, McCarty CA, King KM, McCauley E, Vander Stoep A, Baer J, Waschbusch DA. (2012).
Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. 40(7): 1099-110. doi: 10.1007/s10802-012-9628-5. PMCID: PMC3534821. 

Developmental consistency in associations between depressive symptoms and alcohol use in early adolescence
McCarty CA, Wymbs BT, King KM, Mason WA, Vander Stoep A, McCauley E, & Baer J
Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs (2012)

Mental health disorders and chronic opioid use among adolescents and young adults with chronic pain
Richardson L, Russo J, Katon W, McCarty C, DeVries A, Edlund M, Martin B & Sullivan M
Journal of Adolescent Health (in press)

Association between childhood sexual abuse and transactional sex in youth aging out of foster care
Ahrens KR, Katon W, McCarty CA, Richardson LP, Courtney ME. (2012).
Child Abuse and Neglect. 36(1): 75-80. PMCID: PMC3322618

2011

Emotional health predictors of substance use initiation during middle school
McCarty CA, Rhew IC, Murowchick E, McCauley E, & Vander Stoep A
Psychology of Addictive Behaviors [published online ahead of print October 13, 2011]

Adolescents with suicidal ideation: Health care use and functioning
McCarty CA, Russo J, Grossman DC, Katon W, Rockhill C, McCauley E, Richards J, Richardson L
Academic Pediatrics [published online ahead of print March 10, 2011]

2010

Evaluation of the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9) for detecting major depression among adolescents
Richardson LP, McCauley E, Grossman DC, McCarty CA, Richards J, Russo JE, Rockhill C, & Katon W
Pediatrics [published online ahead of print November 1, 2010]

Growth in adolescent delinquency and alcohol use in relation to young adult crime, alcohol use disorders, and risky sex: A comparison of youth from low- versus middle-income backgrounds
Mason WA, Hitch JE, Kosterman R, McCarty CA, Herrenkohl TI, Hawkins JD
Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry [published online ahead of print July 26, 2010]

Feasibility of the positive thoughts and actions prevention program for middle schoolers at risk for depression
McCarty CA, Violette HD, McCauley E
Depression Research and Treatment [Published online September 5, 2010]

Effects of childhood conduct problems and family adversity of health, health behaviors, and service use in early adulthood: Tests of developmental pathways involving adolescent risk taking and depression
Herrenkohl TI, Kosterman R, Mason WA, Hawkins JD, McCarty CA, McCauley E
Development and Psychopathology 2010; 22(3): 655-665

Depressive symptoms in adolescence: The association with multiple health risk behaviors
Katon W, Richardson L, Russo J, McCarty CA, Rockhill C, McCauley E, Richards J, Grossman D
General Hospital Psychiatry 2010; 32: 233-239

Evaluation of the PHQ-2 as a brief screen for detecting major depression among adolescents
Richardson LP, Rockhill C, Russo JE, Grossman D, Richards J, McCarty CA, McCauley E, Katon, W
Pediatrics 2010; 125: e1097-1103

2009

Longitudinal associations among obesity, alcohol use disorders, and depression in young adulthood
McCarty CA, Kosterman R, Mason WA, McCauley E, Hawkins JD, Lengua LJ & Herrenkohl TI
General Hospital Psychiatry 2009; 31: 442-450

Adolescent school failure predicts depression among girls
McCarty CA, Mason WA, Kosterman RK, Hawkins JD, Lengua LJ, & McCauley E
Journal of Adolescent Health 2009; 43: 180-187

2007

Effects of psychotherapy for depression in children and adolescents: What we can (and can’t) learn from meta-analysis and component profiling
McCarty CA, Weisz JR
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2007; 46(7): 879-886

Cognitive features associated with depressive symptoms in adolescence: Directionality and specificity
McCarty CA, Vander Stoep A, & McCauley E
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology 2007; 36(2): 147-158  

2006

Depressive symptoms among delinquent youth: Testing models of relation to stress and support
McCarty CA, Vander Stoep A, Kuo ES, McCauley, E
Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment 2006; 28(2): 85-94

Effects of psychotherapy for depression in children and adolescents: A meta analysis
Weisz JR, McCarty CA, Valeri SM
Psychological Bulletin 2006; 132(1): 132-149

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