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Michael Silverman

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  • PHD, New School for Social Research

  • Internship, Psychology
    Greenery Rehabilitation Center

  • Internship, Psychology
    Concentra Managed Care

  • Fellowship, Cognitive Psychology
    Harvard University

  • Fellowship, Neuroimaging
    New York Presbyterian - Weill Cornell Medical Center


    Dr. Silverman a licensed psychologist, dual trained in both psychotherapeutic techniques and cognitive psychology. He has developed and published numerous novel studies probing the relationships between mood, anxiety, behavior and physiologic and neuroanatomic response. Dr. Silverman also has extensive experience in neuropsychiatric and cognitive assessment. His current work focuses primarily on understanding the neuroanatomical, neurobiological and neurofunctional basis of mood change during pregnancy and the period following childbirth. He also has open studies exploring the neuropsychiatric influences of Amyotrophic Lateral Sclorosis (ALS; Lou Gehrig's disease), the neuroanatomic affects of chronic stress, and detailing the cognitive changes as the result of in utero dexamethasone treatment secondary to congenital adrenal hypoplasia risk.


Silverman ME, Loudon H, Liu X, Mauro C, Leiter G, Goldstein MA. The neural processing of negative emotion postpartum; a preliminary study of amygdala function in postpartum depression. Arch Womens Ment Health 2011 ; 14(4 ): 355-359.

Savitz DA, Stein CR, Ye F, Kellerman L, Silverman M. The epidemiology of hospitalized postpartum depression in New York State, 1995-2004. Annals of epidemiology 2011 Jun; 21(6): 399-406.

Goldstein MA, Ivanov I, Silverman ME. Posterior cortical atrophy: an exemplar for renovating diagnostic formulation in neuropsychiatry. Comprehensive Psychiatry 2011 May-Jun; 52(3): 326-333.

Silverman ME, Loudon H. Antenatal reports of pre-pregnancy abuse is associated with symptoms of depression in the postpartum period. Arch Womens Ment Health 2010 Oct; 13(5): 411-415.

Silverman ME, Muennig P, Liu X, Rozen Z, Goldstein M. The Impact of socioeconomic status on the neural substrates associated with pleasure. The Open Neuroimaging Journal 2009 Aug; 3: 58-63.

Goldstein M, Naidich T, Silverman ME. Clinical importance of delayed MRI contrast enhancement of primary CNS lymphoma in AIDS. British Medical Journal 2009;.

Root JC, Tuescher O, Cunningham-Bussel A, Pan H, Epstein J, Altemus M, Cloitre M, Goldstein M, Silverman M, Furman D, Ledoux J, McEwen B, Stern E, Silbersweig D. Frontolimbic function and cortisol reactivity in response to emotional stimuli. NeuroReport 2009 Mar; 20(4): 429-434.

Silverman ME, Loudon H, Safier M, Protopopescu X, Leiter G, Goldstein M. Neural dysfunction in postpartum depression: An fMRI pilot study. CNS Spectrums 2007; 12(11): 853-862.

Goldstein M, Brendel G, Tuescher O, Pan H, Epstein J, Beutel M, Yang Y, Thomas K, Posner M, Levy K, Clarkin J, Silverman M, Kernberg O, Stern E, Silbersweig D. Neural substrates of the interaction of negative emotion and motor inhibitory control: an emotional linguistic go/no-go fMRI study. NeuroImage 2007 Mar; 36(3): 1026-1040.

Goldstein M, Silverman ME. Autonomics and cognition. Clinical Autonomic Research 2006 Apr; 16(2): 86-89.

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Dr. Silverman did not report having any of the following types of financial relationships with industry during 2015 and/or 2016: 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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