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Robert M. Carney, PhD

Professor, Psychiatry

Specialty Areas


Board Certifications


Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Referral Information

Not Accepting New Patients

Areas of Clinical Interest

Certified cognitive therapist, depression in cardiac patients, smoking cessation, behavioral cardiovascular disease prevention


  • Education
  • Publication & Research



Ph.D.: Counseling Psychology, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri 1978
B.A.: Psychology, University of Missouri, St. Louis, Missouri 1969

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Carney RM, Freedland KE, (2017 Mar). Depression and coronary heart disease. Nat Rev Cardiol. 14(3): 145-155.  

Carney RM, Freedland KE, Steinmeyer BC, Rubin EH, Stein PK, Rich MW, (2016 08). Nighttime heart rate predicts response to depression treatment in patients with coronary heart disease. J Affect Disord. 200: 165-71.  

Carney RM, Freedland KE (2012 Feb). Is there a high-risk subtype of depression in patients with coronary heart disease? Curr Psychiatry Rep. 14:1-7.  

Carney RM, Freedland KE (2012 Jan). Are somatic symptoms of depression better predictors of cardiac events than cognitive symptoms in coronary heart disease? Psychosom Med. 74(1):33-38.  

Roest AM, Carney RM, Stein PK, Freedland KE, Meyer H, Steinmeyer BC, de Jonge P, Rubin EH (2012 Jan). Obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome and poor response to sertraline in patients with coronary heart disease. J Clin Psychiatry. 73(1): 31-6.  

Carney RM, Freedland KE, Rubin EH, Rich MW, Steinmeyer BC, Harris WS (2009 Oct 21). Omega-3 augmentation of sertraline in treatment of depression in patients with coronary heart disease: a randomized controlled trial. JAMA. 302(15): 1651-7.