Daniel F. Connor, M.D.

Professor of Psychiatry
Lockean Distinguished Chair in Mental Health Education, Research, and Clinical Improvement
Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Academic Office Location:
Psychiatry
University of Connecticut Health Center
263 Farmington Avenue
Farmington, CT 06030
Phone: 800-535-6232
860-679-7692
Curriculum Vitae:

Education
DegreeInstitutionMajor
M.D.Northwestern University Medical SchoolMedicine
B.A.Columbia UniversityPsychology

Post-Graduate Training
TrainingInstitutionSpecialty
InternshipNew England Medical Center and Tufts University School of MedicineInternal Medicine and Psychiatry
ResidencyNew England Medical Center and Tufts University School of MedicineAdult Psychiatry
FellowshipNew England Medical Center and Tufts University School of MedicineChild Psychiatry

Awards
Name of Award/HonorAwarding Organization
Award of TenureUniversity of Connecticut School of Medicine
The Annapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce (SAMSA): Selection of Targeted Child Psychiatric Services for Inclusion in the National Registry of Innovative Practices in Workforce DevelopmentAnnapolis Coalition on the Behavioral Health Workforce
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Child Psychiatry-Pediatric Collaborative Care Evaluation of Early-Onset Complex Psychopathology in Children and Adolescents Pediatric Psychopharmacology
Name & DescriptionCategoryRoleTypeScopeStart YearEnd Year
Society of Professors of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryProfessional/Scientific JournalMemberExternalNational2007
International Society for Research in Child & Adolescent Psychopathology (ISRCAP)Professional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalInternational2003
International Society for Research on AggressionProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational2002
New England Council for Child and Adolescent PsychiatryProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalRegional19952005
American Academy of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational1987
American Psychiatry AssociationProfessional/Scientific OrganizationMemberExternalNational19832003
Acta Psychiatrica ScandinavicaProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
American Journal of PsychiatryProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Annals of Clinical PsychiatryProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Biological PsychiatryProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Child and Adolescent Mental HealthProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Child Psychiatry & Human DevelopmentProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
CNS SpectrumsProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Commentator for Journal of Evidenced-Based Mental HealthProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Current PsychiatryProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Expert Opinion on NeurotherapeuticsProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Expert Review of NeurotherapeuticsProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Hormones and BehaviorProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Journal of AdolescenceProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Journal of Attention DisordersProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Journal of Child and Adolescent PsychopharmacologyProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Journal of Child Psychology and PsychiatryProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent PsychologyProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Journal of Clinical PsychiatryProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent PsychiatryProfessional/Scientific OrganizationReviewerExternalNational
Learning and Individual DifferencesProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Pediatric DrugsProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
PediatricsProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Personality and Individual DifferencesProfessional/Scientific JournalReviewerExternalNational
Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder Child Psychiatry-Pediatric Collaborative Care Conduct and Oppositional Defiant Disorders Maladaptive Aggression in Referred Youngsters Pediatric Psychopharmacology

Journal Articles

Books

  • Connor, D.F. Aggression & Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents: Research and Treatment
  • Connor, D.F., Meltzer, B.M. Pediatric Psychopharmacology, Fast Facts

Book Chapters

  • A Clinical Approach to the Pharmacotherapy of Aggression in Children and Adolescents
    Connor, D.F., Steingard, R.J. Understanding Aggressive Behavior in Children 290-307
  • Aggression
    Connor, D.F. Encyclopedia of Psychological Trauma 19-20
  • Antisocial Behavior
    Connor, D., & Fraleigh, L. Corsini’s Encyclopedia of Psychology 126-129
  • Approaches to Psychopharmacology
    Steingard, R.J., Connor, D.F., Au, T. The Neurobiology of Autism 79-102
  • Disruptive Behavior Disorders
    Connor, D.F. Kaplan & Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry 3580-3596
  • ECT, Deep Brain Stimulation, and TMS
    Connor, D.F. American Psychiatric Association Textbook of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 795-804
  • Family Factors in Etiology and Family-Based Intervention
    Connor, D.F. Violence and Aggressive Behaviors By Children and Adolescents 107-133
  • Other Medications for Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    Connor, D.F. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 658-677
  • Other Medications in the Treatment of Child and Adolescent Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder
    Connor, D.F. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment 564-581
  • Panic Disorder
    Doerfler, L.A., Toscano, P.F., Connor, D.F. Encyclopedia of Adolescence
  • Patterns of Use of Clonidine Alone and in Combination with Methylphenidate
    Regino, R., Baren, M., Connor, D., Swanson, J. Ritalin: Theory and Practice 381-384
  • Psychostimulants in ADHD: Theoretical and Practical Issues for the Community Practitioner
    Connor, D.F. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: From Genes to Patients 485-527
  • Stimulant Medication
    DuPaul, G.J., Barkley, R.A., Connor, D.F. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: A Handbook for Diagnosis and Treatment 510-551
  • Stimulants
    Barkley, R.A., DuPaul, G.J., Connor, D.F. Practitioners Guide to Psychoactive Drugs for Children and Adolescents 213-247
  • Stimulants in Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder
    Connor, D.F. Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder 608-647
  • The Stimulants
    Barkley, R.A., DuPaul, G.J., Connor, D.F. Taking Charge of ADHD

Abstracts

  • Adolescent Anabolic Steroids, Vasopressin, and Aggression in Golden Hamsters
    Melloni, Jr., R.H., Harrison, R.J., Connor, D.F., Ferris, C.F. Journal of Neuroscience Abstracts 22(3):2068
  • Chronic Anabolic Steroid Exposure During Adolescence Stimulates Vasopressin-Dependent Aggression in Hamsters
    Melloni Jr. R.H., Connor, D.F., Harrison, R.J. Society for Neuroscience Press Book
  • Chronic Anabolic Steroid Exposure During Adolescence Stimulates Vasopressin-Dependent Aggression in Hamsters
    Melloni, Jr., R.H., Connor, D.F., Nash, K., Harrison, R.J. Journal of Neuroscience Abstracts 23(2):1870
  • Chronic Cocaine Exposure During Adolescence Elevates Offensive Aggression in Adult Golden Hamsters
    Harrison, R.J., Connor, D.F., Melloni, Jr. R.H. Society for Neuroscience Press Book
  • Chronic Cocaine Treatment Alters Offensive Aggression in Golden Hamsters
    Harrison, R.J., Connor, D.F., Nowak, C., Melloni, Jr., R.H. Journal of Neuroscience Abstracts 23(2):1094
  • Risperidone Prevents the Phenotypic Expression of Adolescent Cocaine Induced Offensive Aggression in the Syrian Hamster: A Developmental and Neuropharmacological Analysis
    Schwartzer, J.J., Ricci, L.A., Connor, D.F., Morrison, R., Melloni, R.H., Jr Journal of Neuroscience Abstracts 32

Case Reports

  • Effects of extended-release guanfacine on ADHD symptoms and sedation-related adverse events in children with ADHD.
    Faraone, Stephen V; Glatt, Stephen J Journal of attention disorders 2010 Mar;13(5):532-8
  • Current Status of Clonidine in ADHD
    Connor, D.F. The ADHD Report 25-6
  • Pharmacologic Treatment of Childhood Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Current Options and New Developments
    Findling, R.L., Connor, D.F., McCracken, J.T., Wigal, S. CNS News Special Report
  • Pharmacological Treatment of ODD Symptoms in ADHD Children: A Brief Review
    Connor, D.F. The ADHD Report 15(1):1-6
  • Psychiatric Commentary: Risk-benefit Considerations in ADHD Pharmacotherapy
    Connor, D.F. University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Princeton Media Associates

Letters

  • Prazosin for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder-related nightmares in an adolescent male.
    Fraleigh, Lisa A; Hendratta, Venkatesh D; Ford, Julian D; Connor, Daniel F Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology 2009 Aug;19(4):475-6
  • Aggression and Antisocial Behavior in Youth
    Connor, D.F. The Brown University Child and Adolescent Behavior Letter 9(18):1-4
  • Clonidine in the Treatment of ADHD: Questions About Safety and Efficacy
    Swanson, J.M., Flockhart, D., Udrea, D., Cantwell, D., Connor, D., Williams, L. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology 5301-304
  • Paroxetine and the FDA
    Connor, D.F. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 43(2):127
  • Prazosin for the Treatment of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder-Related Nightmares in an Adolescent Male
    Fraleigh, L.A., Hendratta, V.D., Ford, J.D., Connor, D.F. Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology 19(4):475-476
  • Stimulants and Neuroleptic Withdrawal Dyskinesia
    Connor, D.F. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 37247-248

Other

Reviews

Title or AbstractTypeSponsor/EventDate/YearLocation
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder: Where Have Behavior and Emotion Gone?TalkUniversity of Connecticut Health Center2010Farmington, Connecticut
Effects of Guanfacine Extended Release in Children Aged 6 to 12 Years with Oppositional Symptoms and a Diagnosis of Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderTalkAmerican Professional Society for ADHD and Related Disorders2009Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Effects of Guanfacine Extended Release on Disruptive Behavior, Parental Stress, and Global Improvement in Children with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional SymptomsTalkSociety for Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics2009Portland, Oregon
Oppositional Defiant Disorder and Conduct DisorderTalkAmerican Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry2009Boston, Massachusetts
Mechanism of ActionTalkShire Pharmaceuticals2009San Francisco, California
ADHD and Emotional Dysregulation. What the Clinician sees: ADHD, Comorbidity, Emotional Symptoms, and Behavioral DysregulationTalkShire Pharmaceuticals2009Hollywood, Florida
Drug Therapy Options for ADHD: Evaluating the ChoicesTalkAmerican Health Resources2009Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Psychopharmacology of AggressionTalkRiverview Hospital for Children and Youth2009Middletown, Connecticut
Psychopharmacology for ADHD School-Aged and Preschool Children Complex ADHD Psychopharmacology for ADHD Teenagers and AdultsTalkNortheast Conference on ADHD2009Hancock, Massachusetts
A Pilot Study of Aggression Subtype in Seriously Emotionally Disturbed Adolescent GirlsTalkAmerican Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry2009Chicago, Illinois
Effects of Guanfacine Extended Release on Secondary Measures in Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder and Oppositional SymptomsTalkSociety of Biological Psychiatry2009Vancouver, Canada
Mood and Anxiety Symptoms in Psychiatric Inpatients with Autism Spectrum Disorder and DepressionTalkResearch & Theory in Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities2009New Orleans, Louisiana
Effectiveness of an Extended Release Stimulant in Treating Preschool Children with ADHDTalkNew Clinical Drug Evaluation Unit2009Hollywood, Florida
Complex Dysregulation and the CBCL in Clinically Referred Youngsters: A New Phenotype?TalkAssociation for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies2009New York, New York
Developmental Origins of Reactive and Proactive Aggression in Two Clinical SamplesTalkAssociation for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies2009New York, New York
Clinically Significant Differences Among Juveniles with Externalizing DisordersTalkAmerican Society of Criminology2009Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Targeted Child Psychiatric ServicesTalkUniversity of Buffalo Department of Psychiatry2008
A Rational Approach to the Problem of Aggression in Referred Children and AdolescentsTalkUniversity of Buffalo Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry2008
Applying the Science to Clinical PracticeTalkShire Pharmaceuticals ADHD Expert Consortium2008
A Clinical Dilemma: Recognizing and Treating Adult ADHD in the Context of Bipolar IllnessTalkUniversity of Connecticut Health Center2008Farmington, Connecticut
A Rational Approach to the Problem of Aggression in Children and AdolescentsTalkRiverview Hospital for Children and Youth2008Middletown, Connecticut
The “Hidden” Diagnosis in Psychiatry: Implications for Training, Clinical Care, and OutcomesTalkAmerican Psychiatric Association2007San Diego, California
Emotion Dysregulation and Sensory Reactivity: Early Childhood Diagnoses and ParentingTalkAmerican Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry2007Boston, Massachusetts
Gender, Aggression, and Abuse in a Clinical SampleTalkRiverview Hospital for Children and Youth2007Middletown, Connecticut
ADHD and ComorbidityTalkCephalon, Inc., Scientific Medical Liaison Annual Meeting2006Miami, Florida
Oppositional Defiant Disorder in ChildrenTalkShire Pharmaceuticals, Medical Scientific Liaison Annual Meeting2006Minneapolis, Minnesota
Treatment of Maladaptive Aggression in Children & Adolescents and Conduct Disorder and ComorbidityTalkCongress of Psychiatry & Neurology of Infancy and Adolescence2006Vina del Mar, Chile
Quetiapine in the Treatment of Adolescent Conduct DisorderTalkAmerican Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry2006San Diego, California
Conduct Disorder and ComorbidityTalkRiverview Hospital for Children and Youth2006Middletown, Connecticut
Maladaptive Aggression in Referred ChildrenTalkUniversity of Connecticut Medical School2006Farmington, Connecticut
Understanding ADHD: Improving Patient CareTalkAmerican Health Resources, PharmED2006Rocky Hill, Connecticut
Targeted Child Psychiatric Services: A New Model of Collaborative Behavioral Health CareTalkConnecticut Children’s Medical Center2006Hartford, Connecticut
Maladaptive Aggression in Referred Children & Adolescents: Phenomenology and TreatmentTalkLong Island Jewish Medical Center/Zucker-Hillside Hospital2006Glen Oaks, New York
Clinical Case Conference on Getting Aggressive in the Treatment of Aggression: Proactive/Reactive Aggression in Abused ChildrenTalkAmerican Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry2005Toronto, Canada
Two Subtypes of Aggression: Neuroscience, Taxonomy, Measurement, and Treatment: Treatment of Maladaptive AggressionTalkAmerican Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry2005Toronto, Canada
Adolescent Self-Destruction: Aggression and Antisocial Behavior in Children and Adolescents: Research and TreatmentTalkHarvard Medical School Department of Continuing Education2005Boston, Massachusetts
Panic Disorder in Children and AdolescentsTalkUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School2005Worcester, Massachusetts
Targeted Child Psychiatric Services – A New Model of Primary Clinician-Child Psychiatry Collaborative Care in the Treatment of Early-Onset Mental Health DisordersTalkUniversity of Connecticut Health Center2005Farmington, Connecticut
Aggression and Antisocial Behavior in Children and AdolescentsTalkThe Commonwealth of Massachusetts Supreme Judicial Court2005Boston, Massachusetts
Pediatric PsychopharmacologyTalkThe New England Regional Chapter, Society of Adolescent Medicine2005Sturbridge, Massachusetts
Targeted Child Psychiatric Services ModelTalkChild Health and Development Institute of Connecticut2005Cromwell, Connecticut
Diagnosing and Treating Maladaptive Aggression and Related Psychopathology. Stimulants and Related CompoundsTalkStanford University School of Medicine2004Palo Alto, California
Basic Neuroscience, Development, Diagnosis, and Treatment: Juvenile Maladaptive Aggression and TreatmentTalkAmerican Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry2004Washington, DC
Pediatric Psychopharmacology. What is the Evidence Base?TalkEastern Medicaid Pharmacy Administrators Association2004Hershey, Pennsylvania
Juvenile Court Clinics Specialty Forensics Training: Pediatric PsychopharmacologyTalkMassachusetts Department of Mental Health2004Worcester, Massachusetts
Adult ADHDTalkThe University of Massachusetts Medical School2004Worcester, Massachusetts
School Threat Assessment Response System: Depression and Conduct Disorder in TeenagersTalkNortheast Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council2004
Practical Child and Adolescent Psychiatry: Assessment and Treatment of Childhood-Onset Mood DisordersTalkBaystate Health System2004Springfield, Massachusetts
Symposium on Practical Pediatrics: Depression in Children and AdolescentsTalkUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School2004Worcester, Massachusetts
Aggression and Psychiatric DiagnosisTalkUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School, Annual Research Retreat2004
Psychopharmacology for the General PediatricianTalkTufts Health Plan2004Waltham, Massachusetts
Roots of Mental Illness in Children: Aggressive Behavior in Abused ChildrenTalkNew York Academy of Sciences2003New York, New York
Gender Differences in Proactive and Reactive AggressionTalkNational Capital Symposium on Impulsive Aggression in Children2003Washington D.C.
Aggression in Children and AdolescentsTalkAmerican Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry2003Miami, Florida
ADHD in Community PracticeTalkThe University of Massachusetts/Memorial Health Care2003Worcester, Massachusetts
An Update on ADHDTalkThe Institute for Living2003Hartford, Connecticut
Adult ADHDTalkThe University of Massachusetts/Memorial Health Care2003Worcester, Massachusetts
Depression and Anxiety in Children and AdolescentsTalkThe University of Massachusetts/Memorial Health Care2003Worcester, Massachusetts
A Phase III Study of Adderall XR in Children and Adolescents with Oppositional Defiant DisorderTalkShire Pharmaceuticals2002Tampa, Florida
Proactive and Reactive Aggression in Referred Children and AdolescentsTalkInternational Society for Research on Aggression2002Montreal, Canada
Advances in the Treatment of ADHD in Children and AdultsTalkUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School2002Worcester, Massachusetts
The Devereux Early Developmental Stress and Aggression ProjectTalkDevereux Institute for Clinical Training and Research2002Villanova, Pennsylvania
Psychopharmacology: Treating ADHD in Your OfficeTalkThe University of Massachusetts Medical School Department of Pediatrics2002Worcester, Masachusetts
Medication Management of Childhood ADHD and Co-Morbid DisordersTalkNew England Joint Conference on Specific Learning Disabilities2002Marlborough, Masaschusetts
Risk Factors for Aggression and Antisocial Behavior in Children and AdolescentsTalkNortheastern Massachusetts Law Enforcement Council2002Andover, Massachusetts
Pediatric PsychopharmacologyTalkThe New England Regional Chapter Society of Adolescent Medicine2002Mansfield, Massachusetts
Clinical Research for the ClinicianTalkUniversity of Massachusetts Medical School2002Worcester, Massachusetts
ADHD and Pharmacology in Early ChildhoodTalkThe University of Connecticut School of Medicine 2002Hartford, Connecticut
The Impact of Aggression on the Clinical Care of SED Children and AdolescentsTalkUniversity of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care Department of Psychiatry2001
Working with Aggressive/Assaultive Youth in Residential TreatmentTalkMassachusetts Department of Social Services/Commonworks2001
Depression in Children and AdolescentsTalkNew England Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry2001Boston, Massachusetts
Too Young for ADHD?TalkBlue Cross/Blue Shield WellChild Foundation2000Boston, Massachusetts
What’s New in ADHD?TalkUniversity of Massachusetts Memorial Health Care Department of Pediatrics2000
Stimulants in Child and Adolescent PsychopharmacologyTalkAmerican Psychiatric Association1999Washington, DC
Aggression in Seriously Emotionally Disturbed YouthTalkHoly Cross College, Devereux Legacy of Caring Conference1999Worcester, Massachusetts
Aggression in Children and AdolescentsTalkNortheastern University, Department of Psychology1999Boston, Massachusetts
Stimulants in Child and Adolescent PsychopharmacologyTalkAmerican Psychiatric Association1998Toronto, Canada
A Clinical Approach to Aggression. What We Know and What We Don't KnowTalkBaystate Medical Center, Department of Psychiatry1998Springfield, Massachusetts
Psychopharmacology and Neuropsychiatric Disorders in ChildrenTalkWorcester State College, Science Lecture Series1998Worcester, Massachusetts
Pediatric Psychopharmacology and Developmental DelayTalkAmerican Association on Mental Retardation1997Virginia Beach, Virginia
Child and Adolescent Aggression and ComorbidityTalkAmerican Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry1996Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Comorbidity in ADHDTalkNew England Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry1996Boston, Massachusetts
Understanding Aggressive Behavior in ChildrenTalkRockefeller University1995New York, New York
Pediatric Psychopharmacology of AggressionTalkInstitute on Psychiatric Services1995Boston, Massachusetts
Stimulants in ADHDTalkInstitute on Psychiatric Services:1995Boston, Massachusetts
Attention Deficit Hyperactivity DisorderTalkMassachusetts Pediatric Society1995Boston, Massachusetts
Clinical Evaluation of Complex CasesTalkNew England Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry1995Boston, Massachusetts
Pediatric Psychopharmacology and AggressionTalkNew England Council for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry1994Boston, Massachusetts
Tricyclic Antidepressants in Pediatric Psychopharmacology: Indications and UseTalkUniversity of Massachusetts Medical Center1991
Adolescents on an Inpatient Psychiatry UnitTalkTufts New England Medical Center1988