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Antonia New

  • PROFESSOR Psychiatry
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  • MD, Cornell University Medical College

  • Residency, Internal Medicine
    New York Hospital - Cornell Medical Center

  • Residency, Psychiatry
    Payne Whitney Clinic

  • Fellowship, Psychiatry
    Mount Sinai Hospital


    Dr. New is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Mount Sinai. She is involved in research, clinical work, and teaching at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine. Her research focus is on emotion dysregulation resulting in symptoms such as impulsive aggression and borderline personality disorder. In addition, Dr. New explores individual differences in response to stress and trauma, focusing on how this relates to emotion regulation. She uses brain imaging techniques, genetic studies, and laboratory assessment of behavior to explore mechanisms of treatment and to develop novel treatments for emotion dysregulation. Dr. New is the Principal Investigator of grants from the National Institutes of Health and from the Veterans Affairs Research Division, and completed a Career Development Award from the Veterans Administration. Dr. New has won several awards for teaching and scholarship. She completed her residency in psychiatry at New York Hospital/ Payne Whitney Clinic and a postdoctoral research fellowship at Mount Sinai. She received her medical degree from Cornell University School of Medicine.


Dr. New's research focuses on the neurobiology of borderline personality disorder.  Her work explores the regulation of emotion in this disorder using techniques such as functional and structural brain imaging, psychophysiology, neurocognitive tasks and techniques in social neuroscience.  Her work has examine the neural circuitry underlying the control of aggression, but more recently has employed a theoretical framework from the philosophy of mind to understand the experience of emotion in this complex disorder.

In addition to borderline personality disorder, Dr. New explores the effect of trauma in women with particular focus on factors that create vulnerability and resilience to adverse consequences of traumatic experiences, also employing functional brain imaging and neurocognitive tasks.  

Key words:  Social neuroscience, borderline personality disorder, mentalization, resilience, functional MRI, positron emission tomography

To find out more, please see Mood and Personality Disorders Research Program


New as, Triebwasser j, Charney ds. The Case for Shifting Borderline Personality Disorder to Axis I. Biol Psychiatry 2008 Jun 10; [Epub ahead of print].

New as, Goodman m, Triebwasser j, Siever lj. Recent advances in the biological study of personality disorders. Psychiatr Clin North Am 2008 Sept; 31(3).

Minzenberg mj, Fan j, New as, Tang cy, Siever lj. Frontolimbic structural changes in borderline personality disorder. J Psychiatr Res 2008; 42(9).

Minzenberg mj, Fan j, New as, Tang cy, Siever lj. Frontolimbic dysfunction in response to facial emotion in borderline personality disorder: an event-related fMRI study. Psychiatry Res 2007 Aug 15; 155(3).

Hazlett ea, Speiser lj, Goodman m, Roy m, Carrizal m, Wynn jk, Williams wc, Romero m, Minzenberg mj, Siever lj, New as. Exaggerated Affect-Modulated Startle During Unpleasant Stimuli in Borderline Personality Disorder. Biological Psychiatry 2007; 62(3).

New as, Hazlett ea, Buchsbaum ms, Goodman m, Mitelman sa, Newmark r, Trisdorfer r, Haznedar mm, Koenigsberg hw, Flory j, Siever lj. Amygdala-Prefrontal Disconnection in Borderline Personality Disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology 2007; 32(7).

Hazlett ea, New as, Newmark r, Haznedar mm, Lo jn, Speiser lj, Chen ad, Mitropoulou v, Minzenberg m, Siever lj, Buchsbaum ms. Reduced Anterior and Posterior Cingulate Gray Matter in Borderline Personality Disorder. Biol Psychiatry 2005 Oct 15; 58(8).

New as, Buchsbaum ms, Hazlett ea, Goodman m, Koenigsberg hw, Lo j, Iskander l, Newmark r, Brand j, O'Flynn k, Siever lj. Fluoxetine increases relative metabolic rate in prefrontal cortex in impulsive aggression. Psychopharmacology (Berl) 2004 Nov; 176(3-4).

New as, Hazlett ea, Buchsbaum ms, Goodman m, Reynolds d, Mitropoulou v, Sprung l, Shaw rb, Koenigsberg h, Platholi j, Silverman j, Siever lj. Blunted prefrontal cortical FDG-PET response to meta-chlorophenylpiperazine in impulsive aggression. Arch Gen Psychiatry 2002; 59(7).

New as, Gelernter j, Goodman m, Mitropoulou v, Koenigsberg hw, Silverman jm, Siever lj. Suicide, impulsive aggression and HTR1B genotype. Biol Psychiatry 2001; 50(1).

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Dr. New did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2014 and/or 2015: consulting, scientific advisory board, industry-sponsored lectures, service on Board of Directors, participation on industry-sponsored committees, equity ownership valued at greater than 5% of a publicly traded company or any value in a privately held company. Please note that this information may differ from information posted on corporate sites due to timing or classification differences.

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