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Dimidjian, Sona Professor


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  • Dr. Dimidjian's research addresses the treatment and prevention of depression, with a particular focus on the mental health of women during pregnancy and postpartum. She is a leading expert in cognitive and behavioral approaches to depression as well as the clinical application of contemplative practices, such as mindfulness meditation, compassion meditation, and yoga. Current projects supported by the NIMH and private foundations in her lab focus on the development of novel preventive interventions with at risk pregnant women, the extension of evidence based psychotherapies to depressed pregnant women, and the dissemination of evidence based psychotherapy via online methods of training clinicians and service delivery.


  • clinical research on the treatment and prevention of depression, with focus on perinatal depression, dissemination of evidence based treatments


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