Barbara L. Parry, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
9500 Gilman Drive, La Jolla,
CA 92037-0603C
Phone #: 619 543-5592
FAX #: 619 543-7519
E-Mail: bparry@ucsd.edu
Website:http://parrylab.ucsd.edu

Biography
Barbara L. Parry, M.D. is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of California, San Diego where she is Director of Research of the Women’s Mood Disorders Clinic, Director of the Women and Depression Clinic at the San Diego Veterans Affairs Healthcare System and, Associate Director of the Medical Student Clerkship in Psychiatry. Before joining the faculty at UCSD in 1985, she did a research fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health in Clinical Psychobiology. She completed a residency in psychiatry and an internship in internal medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles. Her clinical research focus is the chronobiology of mood disorders specific to women: premenstrual, pregnancy/postpartum and menopausal depression. She conducts sleep, light, melatonin and other hormonal studies with the aim of developing non-pharmacological approaches to treatment.

Research Focus 
The chronobiological basis of mood disorders specific to women: premenstrual, pregnancy/postpartum and menopausal depression as well as light treatment of child and adolescent depression. Investigate the relationship of sleep, light, melatonin and other hormones with mood disorders and conduct experimental interventions with sleep, light and hormonal therapies.

Clinical Focus 
Women with premenstrual, pregnancy/postpartum and menopausal depression.

Selected Publications 

  • Parry BL, Berga SL, Kripke DF, Klauber MR, Laughlin GA, Yen SS, Gillin JC: Altered waveform of plasma nocturnal melatonin secretion in premenstrual depression. Arch Gen Psychiatry 1990; 47(12):1139-1146.
  • Parry BL, Cover H, Mostofi N, LeVeau B, Sependa PA, Resnick A, Gillin JC: Early versus late partial sleep deprivation in patients with premenstrual dysphoric disorder and normal comparison subjects. Am J Psychiatry 1995; 152(3):404-412.
  • Parry BL, Berga SL, Mostofi N, Klauber MR, Resnick A: Plasma melatonin circadian rhythms during the menstrual cycle and after light therapy in premenstrual dysphoric disorder and normal control subjects. J Biol Rhythms 1997; 12(1):47-64.
  • Parry BL, Udell C, Elliott JA, Berga SL, Klauber MR, Mostofi N, LeVeau B, Gillin JC: Blunted phase-shift responses to morning bright light in premenstrual dysphoric disorder. J Biol Rhythms 1997; 12(5):443-456.
  • Parry BL, Javeed S, Laughlin GA, Hauger R, Clopton P: Cortisol circadian rhythms during the menstrual cycle and with sleep deprivation in premenstrual dysphoric disorder and normal control subjects. Biol Psychiatry 2000; 48(9):920-931.


 

University of California, San Diego, Department of Psychiatry, 9500 Gilman Drive, Mail Code 0603 La Jolla, CA 92037-0603
Telephone: (858) 534-3684, Fax: (858) 534-7653, Electronic Mail: psychiatry@ucsd.edu