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Dr. Matthew Keener

Child Psychiatry
Cochecton, NY
16 years experience male

About

Bio

Dr. Matthew Keener is an Adolescent Psychiatrist and Adjunct Assistant Professor of Research at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. He is an emotional health researcher, and studies bipolar disorder in adolescents. Hailing from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, Dr. Keener earned his B.A. in Biology at Temple University where he belonged to the Phi Beta Kappa society, and his M.D. at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, where he was honored as an American Psychiatric Association-Janssen Psychiatric Research Scholar. After graduating he completed his residency in psychiatry at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, where he served as Chief Resident and Chair and participated in investigations of integrative medicine in psychiatry while focusing on brain imaging research in adolescents with bipolar disorder. Working with Dr. Mary Phillips in the Clinical and Affective Translational Neuroscience Program during an NIH research fellowship, Dr. Keener uses novel behavioral and neuroimaging paradigms investigating self-related processing in order to examine the neural systems subserving SRP. The neural systems he examines are those that are central to emotion regulation, show functional alterations in the affective disorders, and demonstrate differential patterns of development across adolescence. Dr. Keener has shared findings from his research on neuroimaging and bipolar disorder in The International Review of Psychiatry and in the book Depression: Translational Approaches to Understanding and Treating, published by Oxford University Press. His contributions to integrative medicine in psychiatry have appeared in The Journal of Alternative and Complementary Medicine and in the Oxford Handbook of Psychiatry, while his research in novel brain paradigms has appeared in journals like Psychological Medicine and Neuropsychologia. Dr. Keener presently has a limited integrative psychiatric practice focusing on body/mind health for adolescents at the Flat Rock Clinic in Philadelphia, as well as work with the MHY Program in Pittsburgh. In addition to his clinical work and research, he also teaches and mentors at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine.

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Child Psychiatry

Languages spoken

English

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A 23-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Keener
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
They can be: While mood swings are normal for teenagers and associated with hormonal changes in adolescence, parents should pay attention to whether mood issues are inhibiting their child's functioning, ability to study and enjoyment of activities. If parents notice tha their children are suffering, they should take them to see a psychiatrist specializing in adolescent health.
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Keener
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
18% suffer: Federal studies at the national institute of mental health show that 18% of teen girls suffer from a mood disorder.
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Matthew Keener
Child Psychiatry 16 years experience
With other factors: The exact causes of bipolar ii disorder aren't fully understood, but it is a chronic condition with biological, psychological, and social components. Stress could precipitate an episode, but people who experience dysfunctional mood conditions experience them regardless of outside stressors.

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Mar 30, 2015
Dr. Keener is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Keener is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, PA
Graduated 2005MD

Awards

Phi Beta Kappa
APA-Janssen Psychiatric Research Scholars award

Affiliations

American Psychiatric Association
American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
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