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Robert M. Carney, PhD

Current Position
Professor of Psychiatry

Education and Training
B.A.: Psychology, University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri, 1969
Ph.D.: Counseling Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1978

Major Awards
Fellow, Academy of Cognitive Therapy
Fellow, Society of Behavioral Medicine
Fellow, Academy of Behavioral Medicine Research
Visiting Scholar, American Psychosomatic Society

Areas of Clinical Interest
Certified cognitive therapist, depression in cardiac patients, behavioral cardiovascular disease prevention


Areas of Research Interests
Depression in cardiovascular disease


More articles and abstracts at the National Library of Medicine

Key Publications
Carney RM, Freedland KE (2012 Feb). Is there a high-risk subtype of depression in patients with coronary heart disease? Curr Psychiatry Rep. 14:1-7.  Full Article ->

Roest AM, Carney RM, Stein PK, Freedland KE, Meyer H, Steinmeyer BC, de Jonge P, Rubin EH (2012 Jan). Obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome and poor response to sertraline in patients with coronary heart disease. J Clin Psychiatry. 73(1): 31-6.  Full Article ->

Carney RM, Freedland KE (2012 Jan). Are somatic symptoms of depression better predictors of cardiac events than cognitive symptoms in coronary heart disease? Psychosom Med. 74(1):33-38.  Full Article ->

Freedland KE, Carney RM, Rich MW (2011 Jan). Effect of depression on prognosis in heart failure. Heart Fail Clin. 7(1): 11-21.  Full Article ->

Carney RM, Freedland KE, Stein PK, Steinmeyer BC, Harris WS, Rubin EH, Krone RJ, Rich MW (2010 Oct). Effect of omega-3 fatty acids on heart rate variability in depressed patients with coronary heart disease. Psychosom Med. 72(8): 748-54.  Full Article ->

Carney RM, Freedland KE, Rubin EH, Rich MW, Steinmeyer BC, Harris WS (2009 Oct 21). Omega-3 augmentation of sertraline in treatment of depression in patients with coronary heart disease: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 302(15): 1651-7.  Full Article ->


Funded Research Projects
NHLBI (PI): Cardiac Risk Markers and Unremitting Depression in Acute Coronary Syndrome
NHLBI (Co-Investigator): Treatment of Functional Impairment in Patients with Heart Failure and Comorbid Depression
AHRQ (PI): Randomized Controlled Trial of Screening for Depression in Cardiac Outpatients