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David Carl Steffens, MD, MHS

Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Division: 
Adult Psychiatry & Psychology
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Office: 3547 Hosp South, Durham, NC 27710
Campus Mail: DUMC Box 3903 Med Ctr, Durham, NC 27710


Geriatric Affective Disorders

Geriatric Cognitive Disorders

Alzheimer's Disease

ECT

Education and Training

  • M.H.S., Duke University, 2000
  • M.D., University of Texas at Dallas, 1988

Publications

Akhter-Khan, Samia C., Qiushan Tao, Ting Fang Alvin Ang, Indira Swetha Itchapurapu, Michael L. Alosco, Jesse Mez, Ryan J. Piers, David C. Steffens, Rhoda Au, and Wei Qiao Qiu. “Associations of loneliness with risk of Alzheimer's disease dementia in the Framingham Heart Study.” Alzheimers Dement 17, no. 10 (October 2021): 1619–27. https://doi.org/10.1002/alz.12327.

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Steffens, David C. “Depression and Dementia Risk: Research Findings That Are Shovel-Ready for Clinicians.” Am J Geriatr Psychiatry 29, no. 9 (September 2021): 927–29. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jagp.2021.01.001.

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Ji, Lanxin, David C. Steffens, and Lihong Wang. “Effects of physical exercise on the aging brain across imaging modalities: A meta-analysis of neuroimaging studies in randomized controlled trials.” International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 36, no. 8 (August 2021): 1148–57. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.5510.

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Fahed, M., and D. C. Steffens. “Apathy: Neurobiology, assessment and treatment.” Clinical Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience 19, no. 2 (May 1, 2021): 181–89. https://doi.org/10.9758/cpn.2021.19.2.181.

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Manning, Kevin J., Joshua Preciado-Pina, Lihong Wang, Kimberly Fitzgibbon, Grace Chan, and David C. Steffens. “Cognitive variability, brain aging, and cognitive decline in late-life major depression.” Int J Geriatr Psychiatry 36, no. 5 (May 2021): 665–76. https://doi.org/10.1002/gps.5465.

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Joseph, Chinaka, Lihong Wang, Rong Wu, Kevin J. Manning, and David C. Steffens. “Structural brain changes and neuroticism in late-life depression: a neural basis for depression subtypes.” Int Psychogeriatr 33, no. 5 (May 2021): 515–20. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1041610221000284.

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Yang, E., L. Wang, D. Steffens, G. Potter, and M. Liu. “Deep factor regression for computer-aided analysis of major depressive disorders with structural MRI data.” In Proceedings  International Symposium on Biomedical Imaging, 2021-April:208–11, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1109/ISBI48211.2021.9433817.

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Levine, Allison M. P., Erin E. Emonds, Marie A. Smith, Nathaniel M. Rickles, George A. Kuchel, David C. Steffens, Alis Ohlheiser, and Richard H. Fortinsky. “Pharmacist Identification of Medication Therapy Problems Involving Cognition Among Older Adults Followed by a Home-Based Care Team.” Drugs Aging 38, no. 2 (February 2021): 157–68. https://doi.org/10.1007/s40266-020-00821-7.

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Ochs-Ross, R., E. Wajs, E. J. Daly, Y. Zhang, R. Lane, P. Lim, W. C. Drevets, et al. “Comparison of Long-Term Efficacy and Safety of Esketamine Nasal Spray Plus Oral Antidepressant in Younger Versus Older Patients With Treatment-Resistant Depression: Post-Hoc Analysis of SUSTAIN-2, a Long-Term Open-Label Phase 3 Safety and Efficacy Study.” American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry, January 1, 2021. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jagp.2021.09.014.

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Atkins, Janice L., Luke C. Pilling, Christine J. Heales, Sharon Savage, Chia-Ling Kuo, George A. Kuchel, David C. Steffens, and David Melzer. “Hemochromatosis Mutations, Brain Iron Imaging, and Dementia in the UK Biobank Cohort.” J Alzheimers Dis 79, no. 3 (2021): 1203–11. https://doi.org/10.3233/JAD-201080.

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