Jennifer Felder, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Psychiatry
SchoolSchool of Medicine
Address1545 Divisadero Street, #336
San Francisco CA 94115
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

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    University of Colorado BoulderPh.D.2015Psychology and Neuroscience
    Duke University Medical CenterClinical Psychology Predoctoral Internship (APA accredited)2015Psychiatry
    Davidson CollegeB.S.2007Psychology
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2021Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    Jennifer Felder, PhD, is a licensed clinical psychologist dedicated to promoting mental health during pregnancy and early parenting. In her research, Dr. Felder evaluates treatments to improve sleep and prevent depression. She is committed to increasing access to evidence-based interventions, particularly among populations disproportionately affected by poor health outcomes. To this end, she investigates innovative formats for disseminating interventions, such as digital, co-located, and integrated services. In her clinical work, Dr. Felder provides cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia for adults with chronic insomnia.

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    Efficacy of digital cognitive behavior therapy for insomnia for the prevention of perinatal depression
    NIH/NIMH R01MH126040Jul 1, 2022 - Apr 30, 2027
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Comparing Approaches to Enhanced Prenatal Care to Improve Maternal and Child Health in Central California's Medicaid Population
    PCORI Jun 1, 2019 - May 31, 2023
    Role: Co-Investigator
    Optimizing a Mindfulness-Based Intervention for Poor Sleep Quality During Pregnancy
    NIH K23AT009896Jun 15, 2018 - May 31, 2023
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Viewpoint: Challenges and strategies for engaging participants in videoconferencing appointments. Contemp Clin Trials. 2024 Feb; 137:107425. McClelland B, Ponting C, Levy C, Mah R, Moran P, Sobhani NC, Felder J. PMID: 38147922; PMCID: PMC10927356.
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    2. Preventing Depression Relapse: A Qualitative Study on the Need for Additional Structured Support Following Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Global Advances in Integrative Medicine and Health. 2023 Nov 30; 12:2164957x221144247. Siwik SC, Adler AS, Moran MP, Kuyken KW, Segal SZ, Felder FJ, Eisendrath ES, Hecht HF. .
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    3. Letter to the Editor on racial disparities in engagement with digital CBT-I among pregnant women. Sleep Health. 2023 08; 9(4):449-450. Felder JN, Gutierrez G. PMID: 37230862.
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    4. Preventing Depression Relapse: A Qualitative Study on the Need for Additional Structured Support Following Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy. Glob Adv Integr Med Health. 2023 Jan-Dec; 12:27536130221144247. Siwik CJ, Adler SR, Moran PJ, Kuyken W, Segal Z, Felder J, Eisendrath S, Hecht FM. PMID: 37077178; PMCID: PMC10108404.
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    5. Endorsement of a single-item measure of sleep disturbance during pregnancy and risk for postpartum depression: a retrospective cohort study. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2023 02; 26(1):67-74. Felder JN, Roubinov D, Zhang L, Gray M, Beck A. PMID: 36633715; PMCID: PMC9908713.
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    6. Pregnancy-related COVID worry, depressive symptom severity, and mediation through sleep disturbance in a low-income, primarily Latinx population in California's Central valley. J Psychiatr Res. 2023 01; 157:96-103. Felder JN, Afulani PA, Coleman-Phox K, Omowale SS, McCulloch CE, Lessard L, Kuppermann M. PMID: 36459760; PMCID: PMC10019815.
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    7. Adverse infant outcomes among women with sleep apnea or insomnia during pregnancy: A retrospective cohort study. Sleep Health. 2023 02; 9(1):26-32. Felder JN, Baer RJ, Rand L, Ryckman KK, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L, Prather AA. PMID: 36371381; PMCID: PMC10881279.
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    8. Uptake of USPSTF recommendation to refer pregnant individuals for therapy or counseling to prevent perinatal depression. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2022 Sep 24. Felder JN, Mirchandaney R, Dimidjian S. PMID: 36152085.
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    9. Trajectories of depressive symptoms among mothers of preterm and full-term infants in a national sample. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2022 08; 25(4):807-817. Roubinov D, Musci RJ, Hipwell AE, Wu G, Santos H, Felder JN, Faleschini S, Conradt E, McEvoy CT, Lester BM, Buss C, Elliott AJ, Cordero JF, Stroustrup A, Bush NR. PMID: 35708790; PMCID: PMC9283322.
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    10. Lessons Learned Recruiting and Retaining Pregnant and Postpartum Individuals in Digital Trials: Viewpoint. JMIR Pediatr Parent. 2022 Apr 20; 5(2):e35320. Parks AM, Duffecy J, McCabe JE, Blankstein Breman R, Milgrom J, Hirshler Y, Gemmill AW, Segre LS, Felder JN, Uscher-Pines L. PMID: 35107422; PMCID: PMC9037306.
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    11. Examining Experiences of Poor Sleep During Pregnancy: A Qualitative Study to Inform the Development of a Prenatal Sleep Intervention. Glob Adv Health Med. 2022; 11:2164957X221087655. Felder JN, Mirchandaney R, Harrison J, Manber R, Cuneo J, Krystal A, Epel E, Hecht F. PMID: 35360508; PMCID: PMC8961353.
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    12. Randomized controlled trial of digital cognitive behavior therapy for prenatal insomnia symptoms: effects on postpartum insomnia and mental health. Sleep. 2022 02 14; 45(2). Felder JN, Epel ES, Neuhaus J, Krystal AD, Prather AA. PMID: 34850238; PMCID: PMC8842335.
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    13. The association of COVID-19 infection in pregnancy with preterm birth: A retrospective cohort study in California. Lancet Reg Health Am. 2021 Oct; 2:100027. Karasek D, Baer RJ, McLemore MR, Bell AJ, Blebu BE, Casey JA, Coleman-Phox K, Costello JM, Felder JN, Flowers E, Fuchs JD, Gomez AM, Karvonen K, Kuppermann M, Liang L, McKenzie-Sampson S, McCulloch CE, Oltman SP, Pantell MS, Piao X, Prather AA, Schmidt RJ, Scott KA, Spellen S, Stookey JD, Tesfalul M, Rand L, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. PMID: 34642685; PMCID: PMC8497178.
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    14. Cannabis-related diagnosis in pregnancy and adverse maternal and infant outcomes. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2021 08 01; 225:108757. Bandoli G, Jelliffe-Pawlowski L, Schumacher B, Baer RJ, Felder JN, Fuchs JD, Oltman SP, Steurer MA, Marienfeld C. PMID: 34049105; PMCID: PMC8282693.
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    15. Outcomes of Online Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Patients With Residual Depressive Symptoms: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2020 06 01; 77(6):563-573. Segal ZV, Dimidjian S, Beck A, Boggs JM, Vanderkruik R, Metcalf CA, Gallop R, Felder JN, Levy J. PMID: 31995132; PMCID: PMC6990961.
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    16. Prenatal Maternal Objective and Subjective Stress Exposures and Rapid Infant Weight Gain. J Pediatr. 2020 07; 222:45-51. Felder JN, Epel E, Coccia M, Cordeiro A, Laraia B, Adler N, Coleman-Phox K, Bush NR. PMID: 32418816; PMCID: PMC7731641.
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    17. Efficacy of Digital Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for the Treatment of Insomnia Symptoms Among Pregnant Women: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2020 05 01; 77(5):484-492. Felder JN, Epel ES, Neuhaus J, Krystal AD, Prather AA. PMID: 31968068; PMCID: PMC6990703.
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    18. 855: Risk of adverse birth outcome among Black women with post-traumatic stress disorder. American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology. 2020 Jan 1; 222(1):s535. Chambers CB, Baer BR, Bandoli BG, Felder FJ, Feuer FS, Flowers FE, Franck FL, Gomez GA, Karasek KD, Nidey NN, Oltman OS, Rogers RE, Scott SK, Rand RL, Ryckman RK, Jelliffe-Pawlowski JL. .
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    19. Insomnia During Pregnancy. . 2020 Jan 1; 265-279. Felder FJ, Lee LK. .
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    20. Pregnant Patient Perceptions of Provider Detection and Treatment of Insomnia. Behav Sleep Med. 2020 Nov-Dec; 18(6):787-796. Felder JN, Hartman AR, Epel ES, Prather AA. PMID: 31694403; PMCID: PMC7200275.
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    21. Associations between unstable housing, obstetric outcomes, and perinatal health care utilization. American Journal of Obstetrics & Gynecology MFM. 2019 Nov 1; 1(4):100053. Pantell PM, Baer BR, Torres TJ, Felder FJ, Gomez GA, Chambers CB, Dunn DJ, Parikh PN, Pacheco-Werner PT, Rogers RE, Feuer FS, Ryckman RK, Novak NN, Tabb TK, Fuchs FJ, Rand RL, Jelliffe-Pawlowski JL. .
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    22. Associations between unstable housing, obstetric outcomes, and perinatal health care utilization. Am J Obstet Gynecol MFM. 2019 11; 1(4):100053. Pantell MS, Baer RJ, Torres JM, Felder JN, Gomez AM, Chambers BD, Dunn J, Parikh NI, Pacheco-Werner T, Rogers EE, Feuer SK, Ryckman KK, Novak NL, Tabb KM, Fuchs J, Rand L, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL. PMID: 33345843.
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    23. Implementing the USPSTF Recommendations on Prevention of Perinatal Depression-Opportunities and Challenges. JAMA Intern Med. 2019 04 01; 179(4):467-468. Felder JN. PMID: 30747945; PMCID: PMC6684472.
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    24. Association of Early Introduction of Solids With Infant Sleep. JAMA Pediatr. 2019 02 01; 173(2):194. Felder JN, Lee K. PMID: 30508020; PMCID: PMC6487842.
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    25. Effect of prenatal mindfulness training on depressive symptom severity through 18-months postpartum: A latent profile analysis. J Clin Psychol. 2018 07; 74(7):1117-1125. Felder JN, Roubinov D, Bush NR, Coleman-Phox K, Vieten C, Laraia B, Adler NE, Epel E. PMID: 29488628; PMCID: PMC7695044.
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    26. Maternal depressive symptoms and infant healthcare utilization: The moderating role of prenatal mindfulness. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 2018 Jul - Aug; 53:82-83. Roubinov DS, Felder JN, Vieten C, Coleman-Phox K, Laraia B, Adler N, Wilson L, Epel E, Bush NR. PMID: 29361308; PMCID: PMC7703658.
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    27. Treating Depression Among Adolescent Perinatal Women With a Dialectical Behavior Therapy–Informed Skills Group. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 2017 Nov 1; 24(4):416-427. Kleiber KB, Felder FJ, Ashby AB, Scott SS, Dean DJ, Dimidjian DS. .
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    28. Sleep Disorder Diagnosis During Pregnancy and Risk of Preterm Birth. Obstet Gynecol. 2017 09; 130(3):573-581. Felder JN, Baer RJ, Rand L, Jelliffe-Pawlowski LL, Prather AA. PMID: 28796676.
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    29. Public Attitudes and Feelings of Warmth Toward Women and Men Experiencing Depression During the Perinatal Period. Psychiatr Serv. 2017 Aug 01; 68(8):796-802. Felder JN, Banchefsky S, Park B, Dimidjian S. PMID: 28412893.
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    30. Effects of daily maladaptive coping on nightly sleep in mothers. Psychol Health. 2018 01; 33(1):144-157. Felder JN, Epel ES, Coccia M, Puterman E, Prather AA. PMID: 28391720; PMCID: PMC5662476.
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    31. Depressive symptoms and gestational length among pregnant adolescents: Cluster randomized control trial of CenteringPregnancy® plus group prenatal care. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2017 Jun; 85(6):574-584. Felder JN, Epel E, Lewis JB, Cunningham SD, Tobin JN, Rising SS, Thomas M, Ickovics JR. PMID: 28287802; PMCID: PMC5548378.
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    32. An Open Trial of Web-Based Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Perinatal Women at Risk for Depressive Relapse. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 2017 Feb 1; 24(1):26-37. Felder FJ, Segal SZ, Beck BA, Sherwood SN, Goodman GS, Boggs BJ, Lemon LE, Dimidjian DS. .
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    33. Poor Sleep Quality, Psychological Distress, and the Buffering Effect of Mindfulness Training During Pregnancy. Behav Sleep Med. 2018 Nov-Dec; 16(6):611-624. Felder JN, Laraia B, Coleman-Phox K, Bush N, Suresh M, Thomas M, Adler N, Epel E, Prather AA. PMID: 28060531; PMCID: PMC5522361.
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    34. Considering Meta-Analysis, Meaning, and Metaphor: A Systematic Review and Critical Examination of "Third Wave" Cognitive and Behavioral Therapies. Behav Ther. 2016 11; 47(6):886-905. Dimidjian S, Arch JJ, Schneider RL, Desormeau P, Felder JN, Segal ZV. PMID: 27993339.
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    35. Role of self-compassion in psychological well-being among perinatal women. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2016 08; 19(4):687-90. Felder JN, Lemon E, Shea K, Kripke K, Dimidjian S. PMID: 27138783.
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    36. An Open Trial of Web-Based Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Perinatal Women at Risk for Depressive Relapse. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice. 2016. Felder J.N., Segal, Z., Beck, A., Sherwood, N.E., Goodman, S.H., Boggs, J., Lemon, E., Dimidjian, S.
    37. Staying well during pregnancy and the postpartum: A pilot randomized trial of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for the prevention of depressive relapse/recurrence. J Consult Clin Psychol. 2016 Feb; 84(2):134-45. Dimidjian S, Goodman SH, Felder JN, Gallop R, Brown AP, Beck A. PMID: 26654212; PMCID: PMC5718345.
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    38. Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy for Bipolar Disorder. American Journal of Psychiatry. 2015 Jul 1; 172(7):688-689. Dimidjian DS, Felder FJ. .
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    39. An open trial of mindfulness-based cognitive therapy for the prevention of perinatal depressive relapse/recurrence. Arch Womens Ment Health. 2015 Feb; 18(1):85-94. Dimidjian S, Goodman SH, Felder JN, Gallop R, Brown AP, Beck A. PMID: 25298253.
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    40. Web-based Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy for reducing residual depressive symptoms: An open trial and quasi-experimental comparison to propensity score matched controls. Behav Res Ther. 2014 12; 63:83-9. Dimidjian S, Beck A, Felder JN, Boggs JM, Gallop R, Segal ZV. PMID: 25461782; PMCID: PMC5714615.
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    41. Mindful mood balance: a case report of Web-based treatment of residual depressive symptoms. Perm J. 2014; 18(4):58-62. Felder J, Dimidjian S, Beck A, Boggs JM, Segal Z. PMID: 25141988; PMCID: PMC4206173.
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    42. Web-based intervention in mindfulness meditation for reducing residual depressive symptoms and relapse prophylaxis: a qualitative study. J Med Internet Res. 2014 Mar 24; 16(3):e87. Boggs JM, Beck A, Felder JN, Dimidjian S, Metcalf CA, Segal ZV. PMID: 24662625; PMCID: PMC3978551.
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    43. Mindfulness Meditation and Relapse Prophylaxis in Unipolar Mood Disorder. The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness. 2014 Mar 21; 719-731. Felder FJ, Dimidjian DS, Segal SZ. .
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    44. Neural mechanisms of subclinical depressive symptoms in women: a pilot functional brain imaging study. BMC Psychiatry. 2012 Sep 21; 12:152. Felder JN, Smoski MJ, Kozink RV, Froeliger B, McClernon J, Bizzell J, Petty C, Dichter GS. PMID: 22998631; PMCID: PMC3500241.
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    45. Collaboration in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy. J Clin Psychol. 2012 Feb; 68(2):179-86. Felder JN, Dimidjian S, Segal Z. PMID: 23616298.
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    46. Reward circuitry function in autism spectrum disorders. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2012 Feb; 7(2):160-72. Dichter GS, Felder JN, Green SR, Rittenberg AM, Sasson NJ, Bodfish JW. PMID: 21148176; PMCID: PMC3277365.
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    47. The effects of Brief Behavioral Activation Therapy for Depression on cognitive control in affective contexts: An fMRI investigation. J Affect Disord. 2010 Oct; 126(1-2):236-44. Dichter GS, Felder JN, Smoski MJ. PMID: 20421135; PMCID: PMC2929307.
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    48. fMRI tracks reductions in repetitive behaviors in autism: two case studies. Neurocase. 2010 Aug; 16(4):307-16. Dichter GS, Sikich L, Mahorney S, Felder JN, Lam KS, Turner-Brown L, Bodfish J. PMID: 20178033; PMCID: PMC3709853.
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    49. The effects of psychotherapy on neural responses to rewards in major depression. Biol Psychiatry. 2009 Nov 01; 66(9):886-97. Dichter GS, Felder JN, Petty C, Bizzell J, Ernst M, Smoski MJ. PMID: 19726030; PMCID: PMC3657763.
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    50. Autism is characterized by dorsal anterior cingulate hyperactivation during social target detection. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2009 Sep; 4(3):215-26. Dichter GS, Felder JN, Bodfish JW. PMID: 19574440; PMCID: PMC2728636.
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    51. The effects of repeated opioid administration on locomotor activity: I. Opposing actions of mu and kappa receptors. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2009 Aug; 330(2):468-75. Smith MA, Greene-Naples JL, Lyle MA, Iordanou JC, Felder JN. PMID: 19403853; PMCID: PMC2713083.
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    52. The effects of repeated opioid administration on locomotor activity: II. Unidirectional cross-sensitization to cocaine. J Pharmacol Exp Ther. 2009 Aug; 330(2):476-86. Smith MA, Greene-Naples JL, Felder JN, Iordanou JC, Lyle MA, Walker KL. PMID: 19403852; PMCID: PMC2713084.
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    53. fMRI of alterations in reward selection, anticipation, and feedback in major depressive disorder. J Affect Disord. 2009 Nov; 118(1-3):69-78. Smoski MJ, Felder J, Bizzell J, Green SR, Ernst M, Lynch TR, Dichter GS. PMID: 19261334; PMCID: PMC2745481.
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    54. Mapping social target detection with functional magnetic resonance imaging. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2009 Mar; 4(1):59-69. Dichter GS, Felder JN, Bodfish JW, Sikich L, Belger A. PMID: 19015088; PMCID: PMC2656884.
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    55. Affective context interferes with cognitive control in unipolar depression: an fMRI investigation. J Affect Disord. 2009 Apr; 114(1-3):131-42. Dichter GS, Felder JN, Smoski MJ. PMID: 18706701; PMCID: PMC2656256.
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