Cara Angelotta

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Research Interests

Dr. Angelotta is a board-certified forensic psychiatrist with expertise in treating mood, anxiety, psychotic, personality, and trauma-related disorders. She has subspeciality training in perinatal psychiatry, which is the diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric illness during pregnancy and the postpartum period.

Dr. Angelotta's research focuses on the intersection of perinatal psychiatry and the law. She has a particular interest in pregnancy denial, postpartum psychosis, neonaticide, and infanticide. She teaches and supervises medical students and psychiatric residents.

Dr. Angelotta treats individuals in both inpatient and outpatient settings. She does forensic psychiatric consultations for attorneys and the courts regarding malpractice, psychiatric disability, parenting capacity, emotional harm, competence to stand trial, mental state at the time of the offense (insanity and diminished capacity), sentencing evaluations, violence risk assessment, and other psychiatric-legal issues.

Certifications and Licenses

Forensic Psychiatry

Training Experience

2015Residency, Cornell Medical Center, New York
2016Fellowship, Columbia University Medical Center

Education/Academic qualification

MD, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

… → 2011

Research interests

  • Forensic Psychology / Psychiatry
  • Mental Health
  • Psychiatry
  • Women's Health / Women's Reproductive Health

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Research Output 2006 2017

Criminal charges for child harm from substance use in pregnancy

Angelotta, C. & Appelbaum, P. S., Jan 1 2017, In : Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law. 45, 2, p. 193-203 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Child Abuse
7 Citations (Scopus)

Criminalizing substance use in pregnancy: misplaced priorities

Hui, K., Angelotta, C. & Fisher, C. E., Jul 1 2017, In : Addiction. 112, 7, p. 1123-1125 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalEditorial

Criminal Law
8 Citations (Scopus)

Treating Depression during Pregnancy: Are We Asking the Right Questions?

Angelotta, C. & Wisner, K. L., Jul 17 2017, In : Birth Defects Research. 109, 12, p. 879-887 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Major Depressive Disorder
Antidepressive Agents
20 Citations (Scopus)

A Moral or Medical Problem? The Relationship between Legal Penalties and Treatment Practices for Opioid Use Disorders in Pregnant Women

Angelotta, C., Weiss, C. J., Angelotta, J. W. & Friedman, R. A., Nov 1 2016, In : Women's Health Issues. 26, 6, p. 595-601 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Opioid Analgesics
Pregnant Women
6 Citations (Scopus)

Defining and refining self-harm: A historical perspective on nonsuicidal self-injury

Angelotta, C., Feb 6 2015, In : Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease. 203, 2, p. 75-80 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Wounds and Injuries
Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders