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Rochelle Caplan, M.D.

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(310) 825-0538
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UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
760 Westwood Plaza
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Mail Code 175919
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

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Member, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Emeritus Member, Brain Research Institute

Professor Emeritus, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences


Awards and Honors:

Ness Ziona Government Psychiatric Hospital
Kaplan Hospital
New York University Medical Center
UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital
UCLA Neuropsychiatric Hospital

Detailed Biography:

Rochelle Caplan, M.D. is Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry in the UCLA Department of Psychiatry and Directed the UCLA Pediatric Neuropsychiatry clinical program for twenty years. She completed her medical studies at the Jerusalem University Hadassah Medical School and her training in adult and child psychiatry at the Tel-Aviv University Sackler Medical School. She has conducted NIH funded studies on the development of thinking and discourse skills in children with neurobehavioral disorders, such as childhood schizophrenia and pediatric epilepsy. She has developed instruments for studying how children use language to formulate their thoughts and present them to the listener. She has conducted studies on normal development of these skills and their abnormalities (i.e., thought disorder) in children with schizophrenia and schizophrenia spectrum disorders, epilepsy, attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, and high functioning autistic disorder. She has also studied psychopathology, cognition, and language in medically and surgically treated children with epilepsy, as well as obstacles to mental health care in these children. More recently she has used multimodal imaging techniques to study the biological underpinnings of psychopathology, language, and thought disorder in children with epilepsy and of thought disorder and language in children with schizophrenia. Dr. Caplan serves on the editorial board of Epilepsia and Epilepsy and Behavior, chairs the Pediatric Non-epileptic Seizures Subcommittee of the American Epilepsy Society Non-epileptic Seizure Task Force, and serves on the American Epilepsy Psychiatry Task Force, and the International League Against Epilepsy Pediatric Child Neuropsychiatry Task Force. She has received national and community awards in recognition of her research, as well as her mentoring and teaching of young faculty, residents, and child psychiatry fellows. Dr. Caplan has published the findings of her research in over 100 research papers in peer reviewed journals, 25 book chapters, and 190 abstracts.

Publications:

Caplan Rochelle   Not all seizures are epilepsy also applies to the military Epilepsy currents / American Epilepsy Society, 2012; 12(4): 138-9.
Clark Kristi, Narr Katherine L, O'Neill Joseph, Levitt Jennifer, Siddarth Prabha, Phillips Owen, Toga Arthur, Caplan Rochelle   White matter integrity, language, and childhood onset schizophrenia Schizophrenia research, 2012; 138(2-3): 150-6.
Kanner Andres M, Schachter Steven C, Barry John J, Hersdorffer Dale C, Mula Marco, Trimble Michael, Hermann Bruce, Ettinger Alan E, Dunn David, Caplan Rochelle, Ryvlin Philippe, Gilliam Frank   Depression and epilepsy, pain and psychogenic non-epileptic seizures: clinical and therapeutic perspectives Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 2012; 24(2): 169-81.
Kanner Andres M, Schachter Steven C, Barry John J, Hersdorffer Dale C, Mula Marco, Trimble Michael, Hermann Bruce, Ettinger Alan E, Dunn David, Caplan Rochelle, Ryvlin Philippe, Gilliam Frank   Depression and epilepsy: epidemiologic and neurobiologic perspectives that may explain their high comorbid occurrence Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 2012; 24(2): 156-68.
Hesdorffer Dale C, Caplan Rochelle, Berg Anne T   Familial clustering of epilepsy and behavioral disorders: evidence for a shared genetic basis Epilepsia, 2012; 53(2): 301-7.
Seese Ronald R, O'Neill Joseph, Hudkins Matthew, Siddarth Prabha, Levitt Jennifer, Tseng Ben, Wu Keng Nei, Caplan Rochelle   Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy and thought disorder in childhood schizophrenia Schizophrenia research, 2011; 133(1-3): 82-90.
Baca Christine B, Vickrey Barbara G, Caplan Rochelle, Vassar Stefanie D, Berg Anne T   Psychiatric and medical comorbidity and quality of life outcomes in childhood-onset epilepsy Pediatrics, 2011; 128(6): e1532-43.
Hua Xue, Thompson Paul M, Leow Alex D, Madsen Sarah K, Caplan Rochelle, Alger Jeffry R, O'Neill Joseph, Joshi Kishori, Smalley Susan L, Toga Arthur W, Levitt Jennifer G   Brain growth rate abnormalities visualized in adolescents with autism Human brain mapping, 2011; 133(1-3): .
O'Neill Joseph, Seese Ronald, Hudkins Matthew, Siddarth Prabha, Levitt Jennifer, Tseng Pengju Benjamin, Wu Keng Nei, Gurbani Suresh, Shields W Donald, Caplan Rochelle   1H MRSI and social communication deficits in pediatric complex partial seizures Epilepsia, 2011; 52(9): 1705-14.
Hamiwka Lorie, Jones Jana E, Salpekar Jay, Caplan Rochelle   Child psychiatry Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 2011; 22(1): 38-46.
Kurth Florian, Narr Katherine L, Woods Roger P, O'Neill Joseph, Alger Jeffry R, Caplan Rochelle, McCracken James T, Toga Arthur W, Levitt Jennifer G   Diminished gray matter within the hypothalamus in autism disorder: a potential link to hormonal effects? Biological psychiatry, 2011; 70(3): 278-82.
Toth Sheree L, Pickreign Stronach Erin, Rogosch Fred A, Caplan Rochelle, Cicchetti Dante   Illogical thinking and thought disorder in maltreated children Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011; 50(7): 659-68.
Tosun Duygu, Caplan Rochelle, Siddarth Prabha, Seidenberg Michael, Gurbani Suresh, Toga Arthur W, Hermann Bruce   Intelligence and cortical thickness in children with complex partial seizures NeuroImage, 2011; 57(2): 337-45.
Bearden Carrie E, Wu Keng Nei, Caplan Rochelle, Cannon Tyrone D   Thought disorder and communication deviance as predictors of outcome in youth at clinical high risk for psychosis Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2011; 50(7): 669-80.
Patel Hema, Dunn David W, Austin Joan K, Doss Julia L, LaFrance W Curt, Plioplys Sigita, Caplan Rochelle   Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures (pseudoseizures) Pediatrics in review / American Academy of Pediatrics, 2011; 32(6): e66-72.
Tosun Duygu, Dabbs Kevin, Caplan Rochelle, Siddarth Prabha, Toga Arthur, Seidenberg Michael, Hermann Bruce   Deformation-based morphometry of prospective neurodevelopmental changes in new onset paediatric epilepsy Brain : a journal of neurology, 2011; 134(Pt 4): 1003-14.
Tosun Duygu, Siddarth Prabha, Toga Arthur W, Hermann Bruce, Caplan Rochelle   Effects of childhood absence epilepsy on associations between regional cortical morphometry and aging and cognitive abilities Human brain mapping, 2011; 32(4): 580-91.
Berg Anne T, Caplan Rochelle, Hesdorffer Dale C   Psychiatric and neurodevelopmental disorders in childhood-onset epilepsy Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 2011; 20(3): 550-5.
Caplan Rochelle, Siddarth Prabha, Levitt Jennifer, Gurbani Suresh, Shields W Donald, Sankar Raman   Suicidality and brain volumes in pediatric epilepsy Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 2010; 18(3): 286-90.
Caplan Rochelle, Levitt Jennifer, Siddarth Prabha, Wu Keng Nei, Gurbani Suresh, Shields W Donald, Sankar Raman   Language and brain volumes in children with epilepsy Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 2010; 17(3): 402-7.
Sabb Fred W, van Erp Theo G M, Hardt Molly E, Dapretto Mirella, Caplan Rochelle, Cannon Tyrone D, Bearden Carrie E   Language network dysfunction as a predictor of outcome in youth at clinical high risk for psychosis Schizophrenia research, 2010; 116(2-3): 173-83.
Schreibman Cohen Ayelet, Daley Melita, Siddarth Prabha, Levitt Jennifer, Loesch Ingrid K, Altshuler Lori, Ly Ronald, Shields W Donald, Gurbani Suresh, Caplan Rochelle   Amygdala volumes in childhood absence epilepsy Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 2009; 16(3): 436-41.
Caplan Rochelle, Levitt Jennifer, Siddarth Prabha, Wu Keng Nei, Gurbani Suresh, Sankar Raman, Shields W Donald   Frontal and temporal volumes in Childhood Absence Epilepsy Epilepsia, 2009; 50(11): 2466-72.
Caplan Rochelle, Siddarth Prabha, Vona Pamela, Stahl Lesley, Bailey Caroline, Gurbani Suresh, Sankar Raman, Donald Shields W   Language in pediatric epilepsy Epilepsia, 2009; 50(11): 2397-407.
Narr Katherine L, Woods Roger P, Lin James, Kim John, Phillips Owen R, Del'Homme Melissa, Caplan Rochelle, Toga Arthur W, McCracken James T, Levitt Jennifer G   Widespread cortical thinning is a robust anatomical marker for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2009; 48(10): 1014-22.
Vona Pamela, Siddarth Prabha, Sankar Raman, Caplan Rochelle   Obstacles to mental health care in pediatric epilepsy: insight from parents Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 2009; 14(2): 360-6.
Hua Xue, Leow Alex D, Levitt Jennifer G, Caplan Rochelle, Thompson Paul M, Toga Arthur W   Detecting brain growth patterns in normal children using tensor-based morphometry Human brain mapping, 2009; 30(1): 209-19.
Caplan Rochelle, Siddarth Prabha, Stahl Lesley, Lanphier Erin, Vona Pamela, Gurbani Suresh, Koh Susan, Sankar Raman, Shields W Donald   Childhood absence epilepsy: behavioral, cognitive, and linguistic comorbidities Epilepsia, 2008; 49(11): 1838-46.
Hamilton Liberty S, Levitt Jennifer G, O'Neill Joseph, Alger Jeffry R, Luders Eileen, Phillips Owen R, Caplan Rochelle, Toga Arthur W, McCracken James, Narr Katherine L   Reduced white matter integrity in attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder Neuroreport, 2008; 19(17): 1705-8.
Caplan Rochelle, Levitt Jennifer, Siddarth Prabha, Taylor Janelle, Daley Melita, Wu Keng Nei, Gurbani Suresh, Shields W Donald, Sankar Raman   Thought disorder and frontotemporal volumes in pediatric epilepsy Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 2008; 13(4): 593-9.
Mazarati Andréy, Siddarth Prabha, Baldwin Roger A, Shin Don, Caplan Rochelle, Sankar Raman   Depression after status epilepticus: behavioural and biochemical deficits and effects of fluoxetine Brain : a journal of neurology, 2008; 131(Pt 8): 2071-83.
Daley Melita, Siddarth Prabha, Levitt Jennifer, Gurbani Suresh, Shields W Donald, Sankar Raman, Toga Arthur, Caplan Rochelle   Amygdala volume and psychopathology in childhood complex partial seizures Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 2008; 13(1): 212-7.
Wu Keng Nei, Lieber Eli, Siddarth Prabha, Smith Kimberley, Sankar Raman, Caplan Rochelle   Dealing with epilepsy: parents speak up Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 2008; 13(1): 131-8.
Smith Kimberly, Siddarth Prabha, Zima Bonnie, Sankar Raman, Mitchell Wendy, Gowrinathan Rani, Shewmon Alan, Caplan Rochelle   Unmet mental health needs in pediatric epilepsy: insights from providers Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 2007; 11(3): 401-8.
Drewel Elena Harlan, Caplan Rochelle   Social difficulties in children with epilepsy: review and treatment recommendations Expert review of neurotherapeutics, 2007; 7(7): 865-73.
Daley Melita, Levitt Jennifer, Siddarth Prabha, Mormino Elizabeth, Hojatkashani Cornelius, Gurbani Suresh, Shields W Donald, Sankar Raman, Toga Arthur, Caplan Rochelle   Frontal and temporal volumes in children with epilepsy Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 2007; 10(3): 470-6.
Mazarati Andréy, Shin Don, Auvin Stéphane, Caplan Rochelle, Sankar Raman   Kindling epileptogenesis in immature rats leads to persistent depressive behavior Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 2007; 10(3): 377-83.
Carlson Teri, Reynolds Charles A, Caplan Rochelle   Case report: valproic Acid and risperidone treatment leading to development of hyperammonemia and mania Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2007; 46(3): 356-61.
Daley Melita, Ott Derek, Blanton Rebecca, Siddarth Prabha, Levitt Jennifer, Mormino Elizabeth, Hojatkashani Cornelius, Tenorio Raquel, Gurbani Suresh, Shields W Donald, Sankar Raman, Toga Arthur, Caplan Rochelle   Hippocampal volume in childhood complex partial seizures Epilepsy research, 2006; 72(1): 57-66.
Caplan Rochelle, Siddarth Prabha, Bailey Caroline E, Lanphier Erin K, Gurbani Suresh, Donald Shields W, Sankar Raman   Thought disorder: A developmental disability in pediatric epilepsy Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 2006; 8(4): 726-35.
Dapretto Mirella, Lee Susan S, Caplan Rochelle   A functional magnetic resonance imaging study of discourse coherence in typically developing children Neuroreport, 2005; 16(15): 1661-5.
Caplan Rochelle, Siddarth Prabha, Gurbani Suresh, Hanson Rebecca, Sankar Ramen, Shields W Donald   Depression and anxiety disorders in pediatric epilepsy Epilepsia, 2005; 46(5): 720-30.
Marquardt Renée K, Levitt Jennifer G, Blanton Rebecca E, Caplan Rochelle, Asarnow Robert, Siddarth Prabha, Fadale David, McCracken James T, Toga Arthur W   Abnormal development of the anterior cingulate in childhood-onset schizophrenia: a preliminary quantitative MRI study Psychiatry research, 2005; 138(3): 221-33.
Caplan Rochelle, Sagun Jaclyn, Siddarth Prabha, Gurbani Suresh, Koh Susan, Gowrinathan R, Sankar Raman   Social competence in pediatric epilepsy: insights into underlying mechanisms Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 2005; 6(2): 218-28.
Taylor Janelle L, Blanton Rebecca E, Levitt Jennifer G, Caplan Rochelle, Nobel Daniel, Toga Arthur W   Superior temporal gyrus differences in childhood-onset schizophrenia Schizophrenia research, 2005; 73(2-3): 235-41.
Caplan Rochelle, Siddarth Prabha, Gurbani Suresh, Ott Derek, Sankar Raman, Shields W Donald   Psychopathology and pediatric complex partial seizures: seizure-related, cognitive, and linguistic variables Epilepsia, 2004; 45(10): 1273-81.
O'Neill Joseph, Levitt Jennifer, Caplan Rochelle, Asarnow Robert, McCracken James T, Toga Arthur W, Alger Jeffry R   1H MRSI evidence of metabolic abnormalities in childhood-onset schizophrenia NeuroImage, 2004; 21(4): 1781-9.
Ballmaier Martina, Toga Arthur W, Siddarth Prabha, Blanton Rebecca E, Levitt Jennifer G, Lee Michelle, Caplan Rochelle   Thought disorder and nucleus accumbens in childhood: a structural MRI study Psychiatry research, 2004; 130(1): 43-55.
Ott Derek, Siddarth Prabha, Gurbani Suresh, Koh Susan, Tournay Anne, Shields W Donald, Caplan Rochelle   Behavioral disorders in pediatric epilepsy: unmet psychiatric need Epilepsia, 2003; 44(4): 591-7.
Caplan Rochelle, Siddarth Prabha, Mathern Gary, Vinters Harry, Curtiss Susan, Levitt Jennifer, Asarnow Robert, Shields W Donald   Developmental outcome with and without successful intervention International review of neurobiology, 2002; 49(2): 269-84.
Caplan Rochelle, Guthrie Donald, Komo Scott, Siddarth Prabha, Chayasirisobhon Sirichai, Kornblum Harley, Sankar Ramen, Hansen Rebecca, Mitchell Wendy, Shields W Donald   Social communication in children with epilepsy Journal of child psychology and psychiatry, and allied disciplines, 2002; 43(2): 245-53.
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