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Strathearn, L., Giannotti, M., Mills, R., Kisely, S., Najman, J., & Abajobir, A. A. (2020). Long-term Cognitive, Psychological and Health Outcomes Associated with Child Abuse and Neglect. Pediatrics, 146, e20200438.

Kisely, Steve, Strathearn, Lane, & Najman, Jake Moses. (2020). Child maltreatment and mental health problems in 30-year-old adults: A birth cohort study. J Psychiatr Res. doi:10.1016/j.jpsychires.2020.06.009

Rutherford, H. J. V., Yip, S. W., Worhunsky, P. D., Kim, S., Strathearn, L., Potenza, M. N., & Mayes, L. C. (2020). Differential responses to infant faces in relation to maternal substance use: An exploratory study. Drug Alcohol Depend, 207, 107805. doi:10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2019.107805

Kisely, Steve, Mills, Ryan, Strathearn, Lane, & Najman, Jake M. (2020). Does child maltreatment predict alcohol use disorders in young adulthood? A cohort study of linked notifications and survey data. Addiction, 115(1), 61-68. doi:10.1111/add.14794

Nguyen, A. J., Hoyer, E., Rajhans, P., Strathearn, L., & Kim, S. (2019). A tumultuous transition to motherhood: Altered brain and hormonal responses in mothers with postpartum depression. J Neuroendocrinol, 31(9), e12794. doi:10.1111/jne.12794

Strathearn, L., Mertens, C. E., Mayes, L., Rutherford, H., Rajhans, P., Xu, G., . . . Kim, S. (2019). Pathways Relating the Neurobiology of Attachment to Drug Addiction. Front Psychiatry, 10, 737. doi:10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00737

Rajhans, P., Goin-Kochel, R. P., Strathearn, L., & Kim, S. (2019). It takes two! Exploring sex differences in parenting neurobiology and behaviour. J Neuroendocrinol, 31(9), e12721. doi:10.1111/jne.12721

Xu, G., Strathearn, L., Liu, B., Yang, B., & Bao, W. (2018). Twenty-year trends in diagnosed attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder among us children and adolescents, 1997-2016. JAMA Network Open, 1(4), e181471. doi:10.1001/jamanetworkopen.2018.1471

Xu, G., Strathearn, L., Liu, B., & Bao, W. (2017). Prevalence of autism spectrum disorder among US children and adolescents, 2014-2016. JAMA, 319(1), 81-82.

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Kim, S., Iyengar, U., Mayes, L. C., Potenza, M. N., Rutherford, H. J., & Strathearn, L. (2017). Mothers with Substance Addictions Show Reduced Reward Responses When Viewing Their Own Infant's Face. Human Brain Mapping. 

Strathearn, L., Kim, S., Bastian, D. A., Jung, J. , Iyengar, U., Martinez, S., . . . Fonagy, P. (2017). Visual systemizing preference in children with autism: a randomized controlled trial of intranasal oxytocin. Development and Psychopathology. 

Abajobir AA, Kisely S, Williams G, Strathearn L, Najman JM. Childhood
maltreatment and adulthood poor sleep quality: a longitudinal study.
Intern Med
J. 2017 Apr 19. doi: 10.1111/imj.13459. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID:

Abajobir AA, Kisely S, Scott JG, Williams G, Clavarino A, Strathearn L, Najman
JM. Childhood Maltreatment and Young Adulthood Hallucinations,
Experiences, and Psychosis: A Longitudinal Study.
Schizophr Bull. 2017 Jan 30.
doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbw175. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 28338760.

Abajobir AA, Kisely S, Williams G, Clavarino A, Strathearn L, Najman JM.
Gender-based differences in injecting drug use by young adults who experienced
maltreatment in childhood: Findings from an Australian birth cohort study.
Alcohol Depend. 2017 Apr 1;173:163-169. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2016.12.027.
​Epub 2017 Feb 20. PubMed PMID: 28259090.

Abajobir AA, Kisely S, Williams G, Strathearn L, Clavarino A, Najman JM. Does
substantiated childhood maltreatment lead to poor quality of life in young
adulthood? Evidence from an Australian birth cohort study. Qual Life Res. 2017
Feb 24. doi: 10.1007/s11136-017-1517-5. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID:

Abajobir AA, Kisely S, Williams G, Strathearn L, Najman JM. Height deficit in
early adulthood following substantiated childhood maltreatment: A birth cohort
study. Child Abuse Negl. 2017 Feb;64:71-78. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2016.12.010.
​Epub 2016 Dec 28. PubMed PMID: 28039757.

Mills R, Kisely S, Alati R, Strathearn L, Najman JM. Child maltreatment and
cannabis use in young adulthood: a birth cohort study. Addiction. 2017
Mar;112(3):494-501. doi: 10.1111/add.13634. Epub 2016 Dec 10. PubMed PMID:

Kim S, Strathearn L. Oxytocin and Maternal Brain Plasticity. New Dir Child
Adolesc Dev. 2016 Sep;2016(153):59-72. doi: 10.1002/cad.20170. Review. PubMed
​PMID: 27589498; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC5181786.

Kim S, Kwok S, Mayes LC, Potenza MN, Rutherford HJV, Strathearn L. Early
adverse experience and substance addiction: dopamine, oxytocin, and
glucocorticoid pathways. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2017 Apr;1394(1):74-91. doi:
10.1111/nyas.13140. Epub 2016 Aug 10. Review. PubMed PMID: 27508337; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC5303188.

Korb S, Malsert J, Strathearn L, Vuilleumier P, Niedenthal P. Sniff and mimic
- Intranasal oxytocin increases facial mimicry in a sample of men. Horm Behav.
2016 Aug;84:64-74. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2016.06.003. Epub 2016 Jun 6. PubMed
​PMID: 27283377.

Mills R, Kisely S, Alati R, Strathearn L, Najman J. Self-reported and
agency-notified child sexual abuse in a population-based birth cohort. J
Psychiatr Res. 2016 Mar;74:87-93. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2015.12.021. Epub
2015 Dec 28. PubMed PMID: 26774419; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4744520.

Kim P, Strathearn L, Swain JE. The maternal brain and its plasticity in
humans. Horm Behav. 2016 Jan;77:113-23. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2015.08.001. Epub
2015 Aug 9. Review. PubMed PMID: 26268151; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4724473.

Iyengar U, Kim S, Martinez S, Fonagy P, Strathearn L. Unresolved trauma in
mothers: intergenerational effects and the role of reorganization. Front Psychol.
2014 Sep 1;5:966. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2014.00966. eCollection 2014. PubMed PMID:
25225490; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4150444.

Kim S, Fonagy P, Allen J, Martinez S, Iyengar U, Strathearn L. Mothers who
are securely attached in pregnancy show more attuned infant mirroring 7 months
postpartum. Infant Behav Dev. 2014 Nov;37(4):491-504. doi:
10.1016/j.infbeh.2014.06.002. Epub 2014 Jul 12. PubMed PMID: 25020112; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC4301602.

Sharp C, Kim S, Herman L, Pane H, Reuter T, Strathearn L. Major depression in
mothers predicts reduced ventral striatum activation in adolescent female
offspring with and without depression. J Abnorm Psychol. 2014 May;123(2):298-309.
doi: 10.1037/a0036191. PubMed PMID: 24886004.

Kim S, Fonagy P, Allen J, Strathearn L. Mothers' unresolved trauma blunts
amygdala response to infant distress. Soc Neurosci. 2014;9(4):352-63. doi:
10.1080/17470919.2014.896287. Epub 2014 Mar 17. PubMed PMID: 24635646; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC4260525.

Mills R, Alati R, Strathearn L, Najman JM. Alcohol and tobacco use among
maltreated and non-maltreated adolescents in a birth cohort. Addiction. 2014
Apr;109(4):672-80. doi: 10.1111/add.12447. Epub 2014 Jan 16. PubMed PMID:
24325599; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4140564.

Kim S, Soeken TA, Cromer SJ, Martinez SR, Hardy LR, Strathearn L. Oxytocin
and postpartum depression: delivering on what's known and what's not. Brain Res.
2014 Sep 11;1580:219-32. doi: 10.1016/j.brainres.2013.11.009. Epub 2013 Nov 14.
Review. PubMed PMID: 24239932; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4156558.

Kim S, Fonagy P, Koos O, Dorsett K, Strathearn L. Maternal oxytocin response
predicts mother-to-infant gaze. Brain Res. 2014 Sep 11;1580:133-42. doi:
10.1016/j.brainres.2013.10.050. Epub 2013 Nov 1. PubMed PMID: 24184574; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC4286383.

Strathearn L, Kim S. Mothers' amygdala response to positive or negative
infant affect is modulated by personal relevance. Front Neurosci. 2013 Oct
8;7:176. doi: 10.3389/fnins.2013.00176. eCollection 2013. PubMed PMID: 24115918;
PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3792358.

Mills R, Scott J, Alati R, O'Callaghan M, Najman JM, Strathearn L. Child
maltreatment and adolescent mental health problems in a large birth cohort. Child
Abuse Negl. 2013 May;37(5):292-302. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2012.11.008. Epub 2013
Feb 4. PubMed PMID: 23380430; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3918944.

Doolan I, Najman JM, Mills R, Cherney A, Strathearn L. Does child abuse and
neglect explain the overrepresentation of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander
young people in youth detention? Findings from a birth cohort study. Child Abuse
Negl. 2013 May;37(5):303-9. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2012.12.005. Epub 2013 Jan 23.
PubMed PMID: 23352083.

Strathearn L, Iyengar U, Fonagy P, Kim S. Maternal oxytocin response during
mother-infant interaction: associations with adult temperament. Horm Behav. 2012
Mar;61(3):429-35. doi: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2012.01.014. Epub 2012 Jan 28. PubMed
​PMID: 22306668; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3358225.

Liu P, Erez A, Nagamani SC, Dhar SU, Kołodziejska KE, Dharmadhikari AV,
Cooper ML, Wiszniewska J, Zhang F, Withers MA, Bacino CA, Campos-Acevedo LD,
Delgado MR, Freedenberg D, Garnica A, Grebe TA, Hernández-Almaguer D, Immken L,
Lalani SR, McLean SD, Northrup H, Scaglia F, Strathearn L, Trapane P, Kang SH,
Patel A, Cheung SW, Hastings PJ, Stankiewicz P, Lupski JR, Bi W. Chromosome
catastrophes involve replication mechanisms generating complex genomic
rearrangements. Cell. 2011 Sep 16;146(6):889-903. doi:
1016/j.cell.2011.07.042. PubMed PMID: 21925314; PubMed Central PMCID:

Fonagy P, Luyten P, Strathearn L. Borderline personality disorder,
mentalization, and the neurobiology of attachment. Infant Ment Health J. 2011
Jan;32(1):47-69. doi: 10.1002/imhj.20283. PubMed PMID: 28543560.

Mills R, Alati R, O'Callaghan M, Najman JM, Williams GM, Bor W, Strathearn L.
Child abuse and neglect and cognitive function at 14 years of age: findings from
a birth cohort. Pediatrics. 2011 Jan;127(1):4-10. doi: 10.1542/peds.2009-3479.
​Epub 2010 Dec 6. PubMed PMID: 21135010.

Shah PE, Fonagy P, Strathearn L. Is attachment transmitted across
generations? The plot thickens. Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2010
Jul;15(3):329-45. doi: 10.1177/1359104510365449. PubMed PMID: 20603421; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC3060612

Strathearn L, Mayes LC. Cocaine addiction in mothers: potential effects on
maternal care and infant development. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2010 Feb;1187:172-83.
doi: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2009.05142.x. Review. PubMed PMID: 20201853; PubMed
Central PMCID: PMC3016156.

Strathearn L, Fonagy P, Amico J, Montague PR. Adult attachment predicts
maternal brain and oxytocin response to infant cues. Neuropsychopharmacology.
2009 Dec;34(13):2655-66. doi: 10.1038/npp.2009.103. Epub 2009 Aug 26. PubMed
​PMID: 19710635; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3041266.

Strathearn L. The elusive etiology of autism: nature and nurture? Front Behav
​Neurosci. 2009 Jul 20;3:11. doi: 10.3389/neuro.08.011.2009. eCollection 2009.
PubMed PMID: 19649166; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2718778.

Strathearn L. Child behavior/mental health conditions and abuse: which causes
which? Child Abuse Negl. 2009 Feb;33(2):75. doi: 10.1016/j.chiabu.2008.08.001.
​Epub 2009 Mar 9. PubMed PMID: 19272646; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2754844.

Strathearn L, Mamun AA, Najman JM, O'Callaghan MJ. Does breastfeeding protect
against substantiated child abuse and neglect? A 15-year cohort study.
Pediatrics. 2009 Feb;123(2):483-93. doi: 10.1542/peds.2007-3546. PubMed PMID:
19171613; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2650825.

Strathearn L, Li J, Fonagy P, Montague PR. What's in a smile? Maternal brain
responses to infant facial cues. Pediatrics. 2008 Jul;122(1):40-51. doi:
10.1542/peds.2007-1566. Erratum in: Pediatrics. 2008 Sep;122(3):689. PubMed PMID:
18595985; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2597649.

Swain JE, Lorberbaum JP, Kose S, Strathearn L. Brain basis of early
parent-infant interactions: psychology, physiology, and in vivo functional
neuroimaging studies. J Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2007 Mar-Apr;48(3-4):262-87.
Review. PubMed PMID: 17355399; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC4318551.

Strathearn L. Long-term cognitive function in very low-birth-weight infants.
JAMA. 2003 May 7;289(17):2209. PubMed PMID: 12734126.