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Dr. Mark Ellenbogen


Mark Ellenbogen, Ph.D.

(Ph.D. Psychology 2001; Concordia University)


Associate Professor, Department of Psychology
Concordia University


7141 Sherbrooke Street, West
Montreal, Quebec, H4B 1R6


Tel: 514-848-2424 ext. 7543


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My research focuses on risk factors associated with the development of affective disorders and other forms of psychopathology, using a multidisciplinary approach aimed at understanding the complex interactions between biological and psychosocial factors during development. Key areas of interest include the study of stressful life events, hormones (i.e. hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis stress response), oxytocin (a peptide important in social behaviour), and cognitive-emotional mechanisms of self-regulation.


Current projects include an ongoing longitudinal high-risk study of the offspring of parents with bipolar disorder, studies focusing on emotional information processing and its relationship to depression and poor interpersonal functioning, and laboratory-based studies of stress and psychophysiology.


I am the recipient of a Canada Research Chair in Developmental Psychopathology. The research is supported by grants from the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada and Canadian Institutes of Health Research.





Cardoso, C., Ellenbogen, M.A., *Orlando, M.A., Bacon, S.L., & Joober, R . (in press).  Intranasal oxytocin attenuates the cortisol response to physical stress: A dose-response study.  Psychoneuroendocrinology.


Ellenbogen, M.A, Linnen, A.-M., Santo, J., aan het Rot, M., Hodgins, S, & Young, S.N. (in press).  Salivary cortisol and interpersonal functioning: An event-contingent recording study in the offspring of parents with bipolar disorder.  Psychoneuroendocrinology.


Ellenbogen, M.A., Linnen, A.-M., Cardoso, C., & Joober, R. (in press).  Intranasal oxytocin impedes the inhibition of sad faces in university students with depressive symptoms.  Psychoneuroendocrinology.


Hodgins, S., Larm, P., Ellenbogen, M.A., Vitaro, F. & Tremblay, R.E. (in press).  Teachers’ ratings of childhood behaviours predict adolescent and adult crime among 3,016 males and females.  Canadian Journal of Psychiatry.