Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia - The Study and Treatment

Monday, September 9, 2013
Childhood-Onset Schizophrenia - The Study and Treatment

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Presented by 
Judith L. Rapoport, M.D.
Judith L. Rapoport, M.D.
National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

Chief, Child Psychiatry Branch

Scientific Council Member (Joined 1993)

2009 Distinguished Investigator Grant

2002 Ruane Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Child and Adolescent Psychiatric Research


The laboratory that Dr. Rapoport has led at the NIMH since 1984 investigates the clinical phenomenology, neurobiology and treatment of brain and behavior disorders in children, including childhood-onset schizophrenia, ADHD and OCD, with a particular focus on diagnosis. Over the past decade, her group has been concentrating on both normal and abnormal brain development in childhood and adolescence and better understanding and treatment of childhood-onset schizophrenia.

In addition to her post at NIMH, Dr. Rapoport is Professor of Psychiatry at George Washington University School of Medicine and Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics at Georgetown University Medical School.

Dr. Rapoport received her B.A. from Swarthmore College and her M.D. from Harvard Medical School. 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.

Moderated by
Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

Jeffrey Borenstein, M.D., serves as the President & CEO of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, the largest private funder of mental health research grants. Dr. Borenstein developed the Emmy-nominated public television program “Healthy Minds,” and serves as host and executive producer of the series. The program, broadcast nationwide, is available online, and focuses on topics in psychiatry in order to educate the public, reduce stigma and offer a message of hope. Dr. Borenstein served as Editor-in-Chief of Psychiatric News, the newspaper of the American Psychiatric Association from 2012 - 2023.

Dr. Borenstein is a Fellow of the New York Academy of Medicine and serves as the Chair of the Section of Psychiatry at the Academy. He also has served as the President of the New York State Psychiatric Association. Dr. Borenstein earned his undergraduate degree at Harvard and his medical degree at New York University.