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I founded Full Spectrum Psychiatry to improve the quality and continuity of mental health treatment for individuals with developmental disorders. Historically seen as childhood disorders, ADHD and Autism are increasingly understood to persist throughout adulthood. Many psychiatrists specializing in developmental disorders continue to focus exclusively on children. At the same time, a large portion of adult psychiatrists lack specialized training or feel uncomfortable treating developmental disorders. This often means that young adults who “age out” of the child system are, at best, forced to change providers or, at worst, lose access to necessary medications and therapies.

At Full Spectrum Psychiatry, we eliminate this unnecessary and potentially harmful transition of care. We work to meet the unique mental health needs of our patients across development, from childhood into late adulthood. This continuity allows us to provide needed stability and support for our patients during life transitions such as graduating school, moving away from home, and/or attending secondary schooling.
In addition to providing excellent clinical care, I strive to advance the understanding and acceptance of individuals with developmental disorders. Communication between various communities (e.g. scientists, clinicians, patients, families) is essential to the dissemination of knowledge. My research and medical training combined with my personal experience with developmental disorders affords me the opportunity to view relevant topics from several perspectives. I work to bridge communication gaps between communities, synthesizing the knowledge and sharing it with others through publication and consultation.

Brief Bio:

Dr. Borue is an American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (ABPN) Board Certified Adult and Board Eligible Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist. After completing her bachelor’s at Cornell University in Ithaca, NY, Dr. Borue attended the University of Virginia School of Medicine, Charlottesville, VA. She received her medical and doctoral degrees through their NIH-funded Medical Scientist Training Program. She subsequently completed her General Adult Psychiatry Residency and her Child & Adolescent Psychiatry Fellowship at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic/ Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh—University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Pittsburgh, PA.
Dr. Borue's psychiatric training covered a wide range of psychiatric conditions including; depressive & anxiety disorders, bipolar disorder, psychosis, PTSD, eating disorders, gender dysphoria, catatonia, somatic symptom disorders, substance use disorders, neurocognitive disorders, and medically complex populations. In addition to mastering complex psychopharmacology, Dr. Borue gained expertise in interpersonal, family, cognitive behavioral and dialectical behavioral therapies.
Throughout both Residency and Fellowship, Dr. Borue obtained in-depth training in Obsessive Compulsive and Developmental Disorders; including Attention Deficit Hyperactivity, Autism Spectrum, Social Communication, Intellectual Disability.

Select publications:

  • Borue X, Sharma M, and Hudak R. Biological treatments for obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. J. Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders. 2015 Jul; 6: 7–26
  • Hudak R, Borue X, Sharma M (In press) Biological models and treatments for obsessive-compulsive related disorders in adults. In J. Abramowitz, D. McKay, & E. Storch (Eds.), Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive Related Disorders. Wiley.
  • Mazefsky CA, Borue X, Day TN, Minshew NJ., Emotion Regulation Patterns in Adolescents With High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder: Comparison to Typically Developing Adolescents and Association With Psychiatric Symptoms. Autism Res J, 2014 Mar 7. PMID: 24610869
  • Borue X, Condron B, Venton BJ., Both synthesis and reuptake are critical for replenishing the releasable serotonin pool in Drosophila. J Neurochem, 2010 Jan 13. PMID: 20070864
  • Borue X, Cooper S, Hirsh J, Condron B, Venton BJ Quantitative evaluation of serotonin release and clearance in Drosophila. J Neurosci Methods 2009 May 15; 179: 300-308. PMID 19428541
  • Borue X, Chen J, Condron B., Developmental effects of SSRIs: lessons learned from animal studies. Int J Dev Neurosci. 2007 Oct; 25(6): 341-7. PMID: 17706396