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Scientist Emeritus

Judith L. Rapoport, M.D.

Child Psychiatry Branch
Building 10 Room 3N202
10 Center Drive MSC1600
Bethesda MD 20892-1600
Office: (301) 496-6081

Fax: (301) 402-0296

Dr. Rapoport received her B.A. from Swarthmore College in 1955 and her M.D. from Harvard Medical School in 1959. She obtained her clinical and research training at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center in Boston, the Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C., and the Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm, Sweden. Since 1984, Dr. Rapoport has been Chief of the Child Psychiatry Branch within the NIMH. She is an elected member of the Institute of Medicine and a Fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. Dr. Rapoport's laboratory investigates the clinical phenomenology, neurobiology and treatment of psychiatric disorders in children, including Childhood Onset Schizophrenia, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Obsessive Compulsive Disorder.

Clinical Protocols:

  • Childhood Onset Psychotic Disorders: Double-Blind Comparison of Risperidone and Aripiprazole ( 01-M-0103 )

  • Childhood Onset Psychotic Disorders: An Open Trial with the Amino Acid Glycine ( 00-M-0122 )

  • Childhood Onset Psychotic Disorders: Characterization and Treatment with Atypical Neuroleptics ( 97-M-0126 )

  • Brain Imaging of Childhood Onset Psychiatric Disorders, Endocrine Disorders and Healthy Controls ( 89-M-0006 )

  • Biological Markers in Childhood Psychiatric Disorders ( 85-M-0115 )

  • Biochemical, Physiological, and Psychological Measures in Normal Controls and Relatives of Psychiatric Patients ( 84-M-0050 )

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  • Jay Giedd, M.D.
    (301) 435-4517

  • 1) Gogtay N, Nugent T III, Herman D, Ordonez A, Greenstein D, Hayashi K, Clasen L, Toga A, Giedd J, Rapoport J, Thompson P (2005)
  • Dynamic Mapping of Normal Human Hippocampal Development
  • Journal of Neuroscience
  • 2) Ordonez A, Bobb A, Greenstein D, Baker N, Sporn A, Lenane M, Malaspena D, Rapoport J, Gogtay N (2005)
  • Lack of Evidence for elevated Obstetric Complications in Childhood Onset Schizophrenia
  • Biol Psychiatry , 58, 10-15
  • 3) Gogtay N, Giedd JN, Lusk L, Hayashi KM , Greenstein D, Vaitiuzis D,Nugent TF III, Herman DH, Clasen L, Toga AT, Rapoport JL, Thompson PM (2004)
  • Dynamic mapping of human cortical development during childhood through early adulthood
  • PNAS, 101, 8174-817
  • 4) Gogtay N, Sporn A, Clasen L, Nugent T III, Greenstein D, Nicolson R,Giedd J, Lenane M, Gochman P, Evans A, and Rapoport JL (2004)
  • Comparison of progressive cortical gray matter loss in childhood-onset schizophrenia with that in childhood- onset atypical psychoses
  • Arch Gen Psychiatry , 61, 17-22
  • 5) Gogtay N, Sporn A, Clasen LS, Greenstein D, Giedd JN, Lenane M, (2003)
  • Structural Brain MRI Abnormalities in Healthy Siblings of Patients With Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia
  • Am J Psychiatry , 160, 569-571
  • 6) Thompson PM., Vidal C., Giedd JN., Gochman P., Blumenthal J., Nicolson R., Toga AW., & Rapoport JL. (2001)
  • From the cover: mapping adolescent brain change reveals dynamic wave of accelerated gray matter loss
  • Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 98 (20), 11650-11655
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