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Childhood Hyperactivity: New Research
Judith L. Rapoport, M.D.
Chief, Child Psychiatry Branch
National Institute of Mental Health
Dr. Judith Rapoport has concentrated her research on several
aspects of child psychiatry, including diagnosis, childhood hyperactivity,
pediatric psychopharmacology, and obsessive-compulsive disorder. Her current
research on attention deficit hyperactivity disorder has focused on normal
and abnormal brain development.
Dr. Rapoport received her bachelor's degree from Swarthmore College and
her medical degree in 1959 from Harvard Medical School. She completed her
clinical training at the Massachusetts Mental Health Center in Boston, and
at Children's Hospital in Washington, D.C. Dr. Rapoport received her research
training at the Laboratory of Psychology at the National Institute of Mental
Dr. Rapoport was named chief of the Child Psychiatry Branch of the National
Institute of Mental Health in 1984. In addition to her research at NIH,
she is also a professor of psychiatry at George Washington University School
of Medicine, and a clinical professor of psychiatry and pediatrics at Georgetown
Unversity Medical School.
Dr. Rapoport is currently president of the American Psychopathological
Association (APPA) and is a member of a number of national committees and
scientific advisory committees including the Society for Research on Child
and Adolescent Psychopathology and the National Anxiety Foundation.
Dr. Rapoport has authored and coauthored three professional books and
over two hundred research journal articles. She also serves on the editorial
board of Advances in Clinical Child Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry,
and Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, among others.
Among her many honors are several awards including the G. Burroughs Mider
Lecture, NIH, in 1993, the American Psychiatric Association Award for Research
in 1992, the Presidential Meritorious Executive Rank Award in 1991, and
the NIMH Director's Award in 1990.
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