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Adriana Feder

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  • Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology


  • Residency, Psychiatry
    University of California - San Francisco

  • Fellowship, Psychiatry
    University of California - San Francisco


    Dr. Feder is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and an attending physician at the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program (MAP). Her research interests include the transmission of depression in families, the study of biological markers in individuals at risk for depression, and the study of risk and resilience following psychological trauma. Dr. Feder completed her residency and fellowship training in psychiatry at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF).  She has previously held faculty appointments at UCSF, where she was Director of the Psychiatry Consultation-Liaison Service, and at Columbia University. She has directed seminars for psychiatry residents and medical students, and has authored several publications on risk for depression and resilience to psychological trauma.


Feder A, Nestler EJ, Charney DS. Psychobiology and molecular genetics of resilience. Nat Rev Neurosci 2009; 10(6): 446-457.

Feder A, Nestler EJ, Westphal M, Charney DS. Psychobiological Mechanisms of Resilience to Stress. In: Reich JW, Zautra AJ, Hall JS, editors. Handbook of Adult Resilience: Concepts, Methods, and Applications. Guilford Press;.

Feder A, Alonso A, Tang M, Warner V, Barranco E, Wang Y, Pilowsky D, Verdeli H, Wickramaratne P, Weissman MM. Children of low-income depressed mothers: psychiatric disorders and social adjustment. Depress Anxiety 2009; 26(6): 513-520.

Alim TN, Feder A, Graves RE, Wang Y, Weaver J, Westphal M, Alonso A, Aigbogun NU, Smith BW, Doucette JT, Mellman TA, Lawson WB, Charney DS. Trauma, resilience and recovery in a high-risk African-American population. Am J Psychiatry 2008; 165(1): 1566-1575.

Feder A, Southwick SM, Goetz RR, Wang Y, Alonso A, Smith BW, Buchholz KR, Waldeck T, Ameli R, Moore J, Hain R, Charney DS, Vythilingham M. Posttraumatic growth in former Vietnam prisoners of war. Psychiatry 2008; 71(4): 359-370.

Cooper NS, Feder A, Southwick SM, Charney DS. Resilience and Vulnerability to Trauma: Psychobiological Mechanisms. In: Adolescent Psychopathology and the Developing Brain: Integrating Brain and Prevention Science. Oxford University Press;.

Weissman MM, Neria Y, Das A, Feder A, Blanco C, Lantigua R, Shea S, Gross R, Gameroff MJ, Pilowsky D, Olfson M. Gender differences in posttraumatic stress disorder among primary care patients after the World Trade Center attack of September 11, 2001. Gender Med 2005; 2: 76-87.

Das AK, Olfson M, Gameroff MJ, Pilowsky DJ, Blanco C, Feder A, Gross R, Neria Y, Lantigua R, Shea S, Weissman MM. Screening for bipolar disorder in a primary care practice. JAMA 2005; 293(8): 956-963.

Feder A, Coplan JD, Goetz R, Mathew SJ, Pine DS, Dahl RE, Ryan ND, Greenwald S, Weissman MM. Twenty-four hour cortisol secretion patterns in prepubertal children with anxiety or depressive disorders. Biol Psychiatry 2004; 56(3): 198-204.

Weissman MM, Feder A, Pilowsky DJ, Olfson M, Fuentes M, Blanco C, Lantigua R, Gameroff MJ, Shea S. Depressed mothers coming to primary care: maternal reports of problems with their children. J Affect Disord 2004; 78(2): 93-100.

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