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The Neurobiological Basis of Temper Outbursts in Children

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Presenter: Amy Roy, PhD

Amy Krain Roy, PhD, is an associate professor of Psychology at Fordham University and adjunct associate professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU Langone School of Medicine and NYU Child Study Center. Dr. Roy is an expert in the neurobiology of child emotional disorders. Specifically, her recent work has focused on the neural correlates of severe temper outbursts in children. Previously, she has used resting state MRI methods to examine neural circuits associated with pathological anxiety and uncertainty in adolescents. Her work has been supported by the National Institutes of Health and by two Young Investigator Awards from the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD). She has published over 35 peer-reviewed manuscripts and co-edited a book on pediatric anxiety disorders with Roma Vasa, MD. In addition to her research endeavors, Dr. Roy serves as the Director of the Integrative Neuroscience Program at Fordham, an interdisciplinary undergraduate major.


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Harold Koplewicz, MD, Ron Steingard, MD, and John Q. Young, MD, have nothing to disclose. Amy Roy, PhD, has nothing to disclose.

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