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Klaus Minde, MD

Dr Minde is a Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, former Chairman of the Division of Child Psychiatry at McGill University, and Director of the Anxiety Clinic at the Montreal Children's Hospital. He received his training at the University of London, University of Munich, and Columbia University. Dr Minde worked as a WHO consultant in Africa for over two years where he set up a division of Child Psychiatry at Makerere University in Uganda. More recently he spent one year at the University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg where he has been engaged in a study examining the cultural perspectives of attachment behaviours in a South African township population. He also began a program to support grandmothers whose children had died of AIDS and who had to care for their orphaned grandchildren. This program is now one of only three programs in Africa funded by the Stephen Lewis Foundation. Dr Minde is presently also involved in a major developmental study called Maternal Adversity, Vulnerability and Neurodevelopment (MAVAN) with principal investigator Dr. Michael Meaney, which examines the effects of maternal adversity on an infant's neurodevelopment and behaviour.

klaus [dot] minde [at] mcgill [dot] ca (email)


Selected Articles

Minde. K. (2010).  Invited commentary on Bofi Foragers and Farmers: Case Studies on the determinants of parenting behavior and early childhood experiences by H.N. Fouts. In C. Worthman, P. Plotsky, D. Schechter, & C. Cummings (Eds.), Formative experiences: The interaction of caregiving, culture, and developmental psychopathology (pp. 210-215). New York: Cambridge University Press.

Letwaba, R., & Minde, K. (2010). Maintaining effective psychosocial treatment strategies for HIV children in Africa: An ongoing challenge. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics, 31, 50-53.

Minde, K., Roy, J. Bezonsky, R., & Hashemi, A. (2010). The effectiveness of CBT in a clinical sample of 3 – 7 year old anxious children: Some preliminary data. Journal of the Canadian Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 19, 109-115.

Minde, K. & Minde, R. (2009). Die Messung von Bindungsverhalten in einer multikulturellen Welt. In K. H. Brisch, & T. H. Hellbruegge (Eds.), Wege zur sicheren bindung in familie und gesellschaft. Praevention, begleitung, beratung and psychotherapie (pp. 315-334). Stuttgart: Klett-Cotta.

Minde, K., & Zelkowitz, P. (2008). Premature babies. In M. M. Haith, & J. B. Benson (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development (pp. 581-591). Kidlington, Oxford: Elsevier Ltd.

Manassis, K., Tannock, R., Garland, E. J. Minde, K., McInnes, A., & Clark, S. (2007). The sounds of silence: Language, cognition and anxiety in selective mutism. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 46, 1187-1195.

Terr, L. C., Deeney, J. M., Drell, M., Dodson, J. W., Gaensbauer, T. J., Massie, H., Minde, K., Stewart, J., Teal, S., & Winters, N. C. (2006). Playful “moments” in psychotherapy. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 45, 604-613.

Minde, K., Minde, R., & Vogel W. (2006). Culturally sensitive assessment of attachment in children aged 18 – 40 months in a South African township. Infant Mental Health Journal, 27, 544-558.

Minde, K., & Gruber, R. (2006). The effects of sleep disorders on families: Implications for treatment. Journal of Family Psychology, [in press].

Minde, K. (2005). Transcultural child psychiatry. Its history, present state and future challenges. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 14, 81-84.

Minde, K. (2005). Psychiatric aspects of day care. In B. J. Sadock, & V. A. Saddock (Eds.), Comprehensive textbook of psychiatry/VIII (pp. 3401-3406). Baltimore: Lippincott Williams and Wilkins.

Eakin, L., Minde, K., Hechtman, L., Ochs, E., Krane, E., Bouffard, R., Greenfield, B., & Looper, K. (2004). The marital and family functioning of adults with ADHD and their spouses. Journal of Attention Disorders, 8, 1-10.

Minde, K., Eakin, L., Hechtman, L., Ochs, E., Bouffard, R., Greenfield, B., & Looper, K, (2003). The psychosocial functioning of children and spouses of adults with ADHD. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 44, 637-646.

Minde, K. (2003). Assessment and treatment of attachment disorders. Current Opinions Psychiatry, 16, 377-381.

Minde, K. (2003). Attachment problems as a spectrum disorder: Implications for diagnosis and treatment. Attachment & Human Development, 5, 289-296.

Bouffard, R., Hechtman, L., Minde, K., & Iaboni-Kassab, F. (2003). The efficacy of 2 different dosages of methylphenidate in treating adults with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 48, 546-554.

Minde, K. (2002). Sleep disorders in infants and toddlers. In M. Maldonado (Ed.), Infant and toddler mental health: Models of clinical intervention with infants and their families (pp. 269-308). American Psychiatric Press.

Minde, K., & Minde R. (2002). The effect of disordered parenting on the development of children. In M. Lewis (Ed.), Child and adolescent psychiatry. A comprehensive textbook (3rd ed.). (pp. 477-493). Baltimore: Lippincott William and Wilkins. 

Minde, K. (2002). How accidents or fate can influence a professional development. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 7, 307-311.

Minde, K. (2002). Travail de liaison entre professionnels de la santé mentale et pédiatres: Leçons du passé, défis pour l'avenir. Psychiatrie, recherche et intervention en santé mentale de l'enfance (PRISME), 39, 30-47.

Minde, K., Tidmarsh L., & Hughes, S. (2001). Nurses’ and Physicians’ assessment of mother-infant mental health at the first postnatal visits. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 40, 803-810.

Minde, K. (1999). Invited Commentary: Empirically supported treatments in pediatric psychology: bed time refusal and nighttime wakings in young children. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 24, 483-484

Minde, K. (1999) Mediating attachment patterns during a serious medical illness. Infant Mental Health Journal, 20, 105-122

Manford M., Cvejic H., Minde K., Andermann F., Taylor I., Savard G. (1998). Case report: Neurological brain waves causing serious behavioral brainstorms. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 37, 1085-1090.

Minde K. (1998). The Use of Psychotropic Medication in Preschoolers: Some Recent Developments. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 43, 571-575.

Minde K. (1998). The sleep of infants and why parents matter. Zero to Three, 19, 9-14.

Minde, K., Tidmarsh L. (1997). The Changing Practices of an Infant Psychiatry Program: The McGill Experience. Infant Mental Health Journal, 18, 135-144.

Thomas J.M., Benham A.L., Gean M., Luby J., Minde K., Turner S., Wright S.S. (1997). Practice parameters for the psychiatric assessment of infants and toddlers (0-36 months). Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 36 (10 Supplement), 21-36.

Minde K., Hesse H. (1996). The role of the adult attachment interview in parent-infant psychotherapy: A case presentation. Infant Mental Health Journal, 17, 115-126.

Minde R., Minde K. (1995). Socio-cultural determinants of psychiatric symptomatology in James Bay Cree children and adolescents. Canadian Journal of Psychiatry, 40, 304-312.


Selected Books and Chapters

Minde, K. (2013). Diagnosis and Cognitive Behavioral Treatment of Anxiety Disorders in Young Children. In E.A. Storch & D. McKay (Eds.) Treating Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders. Springer Science and Business Media, New York, pp. 109-123.

Minde, K. , & Zelkowitz, P. (2008). Premature infants and their families. In Encyclopedia of Infant and Early Childhood Development. Elsevier Ltd, Kidlington, Oxford, pp. 581-591.

Minde , K. (2005). Psychiatric Aspects of Day Care. In B.J. and E. Sadock (Eds.), Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry v. VIII. Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Baltimore, pp. 3401-3406.

Minde, K. (2003). Geleitwort (preface). In B. Herpetz-Dahlmann, F. Resch, M. Schulte-Markwort, A. Warnke (Eds.), Entswicklungspsychiatrie; Biopsychologische Grundlagen und die Entwicklung psychischer Störungen. Schattauer, Stuttgart, pp. V-VI.

Minde, K. & Minde R. (2002). The effect of disordered parenting on the development of children. In M. Lewis (Ed.), Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. A Comprehensive Textbook, 3rd Edition). Lippincott William and Wilkins, Baltimore, pp. 477-493.

Minde, K. (2000). Effect of Day Care on Children. In H.I. Kaplan & B.J. Saddock (Eds.), Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry v. VI. Williams & Wilkins, Baltimore, pp. 2265-2269.

Minde, K. (2000). The Assessment of Infants and Toddlers with Medical Conditions and their families. In J.D. Osofsky & H.E. Fitzgerald (Eds.), WAIMH Handbook of Infant Mental Health II. John Wiley & Sons, New York, pp. 81-119.

Minde, K. (2002). Sleep disorders in infants and toddlers. In M. Maldonado (Ed.), Infant and Toddler Mental Health: Models of Clinical Intervention with Infants and their Families. American Psychiatric Press. pp. 269-308.

Minde, K. (1999). Prematurity and serious medical conditions in infancy: Implications for development, behavior and intervention. In C. Zeanah (Ed.), Handbook of Infant Mental Health. Guilford Press, pp.176-195.

Minde, K. (1998). Observation, interview and mental status assessment of infants and toddlers and their families. In J. Noshpitz, S. Harrison, (Eds.). Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. John Wiley, New York. Vol 5: pp. 367-37

Minde, K. (1998). Developmental history and its significance: Preschool history. In J. Noshpitz & S. Harrison (Eds.), Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. John Wiley, New York. Vol 5: pp. 202-204.

Minde, K. (1998). Developmental history and its significance: Neonatal and infancy history. In: J. Noshpitz & S. Harrison (Eds.). Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. John Wiley, New York. Vol 5: pp 198-201.

Minde, K.& Minde, R. (1998). Parenting and the development of Children. In J. Noshpitz, E. Bleiberg (Eds.), Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. John Wiley, New York. Vol 7:pp. 265-283.

Pruit, D. B. [Editor-in-Chief], K. Minde et al. (Eds.). (1998). Your Child. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Harper Collins, New York.

Minde, K. (1997). Sleep disorders in young children. In J. Noshpitz, & S. Wieder (Eds.), Handbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. John Wiley, New York. 1:492-507.

Minde K. (1997). Sleep behavior disorder. In A. Lieberman, S. Wieder, & E. Fenichel (Eds.), DC:0-3 Casebook. National Center for Clinical Infant, Toddlers and Families. Washington DC, pp. 267-284.

Minde, K. (1996). The effect of disordered parenting on the development of children. In M. Lewis (Ed.), Child & Adolescent Psychiatry: A Comprehensive Textbook, 2nd Edition. William & Wilkins, Baltimore, pp. 398-410.

Minde, K. (1996). Infant Psychiatry. In Q. Rae-Grant (Ed.), Images in Psychiatry Canada. American Psychiatric Press Inc., Washington, DC, pp. 35-38.

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