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Ilan Harpaz-Rotem, PhD, ABPP

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Research Summary

My research interests lie in three primary areas: (1) Psychological Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder in children and adults, (2) Mental Health Service Research and Psychotherapy Outcome Research and (3) Attachment in Adolescence and Early Adulthood. My current work is focused, primarily, on the efficacy of treatment for posttraumatic stress disorder and the failure of many American soldiers to engage in recommended psychiatric treatment when they return from deployment in Iraq (Operation Iraq Freedom) and Afghanistan (Operation Enduring Freedom). Other ongoing research projects include: the assessment of the effectiveness of Seeking Safety intervention implemented in 11 VA sites nationwide among traumatized female veterans, an evaluation of the predictors and effectiveness of Risperidone Consta (IM) vs oral intake in the treatment of Schizophrenia within the VA healthcare system, and an investigation of youth addiction and mental health problems and their association to attachment to primary caregivers and romantic partners.

Coauthors

Research Interests

Afghanistan; Anxiety Disorders; Iraq; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Mental Health Services; Psychiatry; Psychotherapy; Stress Disorders, Post-Traumatic; Veterans; Positron Emission Tomography Computed Tomography

Selected Publications

Clinical Trials

ConditionsStudy Title
Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchEligibility for Participation in Neuroimaging Studies
Child Development & Autism; Diseases of the Nervous System; Genetics - Adult; Genetics - Pediatric; Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchGenetic and molecular studies of developmental neuropsychiatric disorders
Diseases of the Nervous System; Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchNeurofeedback of Amygdala Activity for Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchKetamine in Borderline Personality Disorder
Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchImaging mGluR5 and synaptic density in psychiatric disorders
Diseases of the Nervous System; Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchIntensive 7-day Treatment for PTSD Combining Ketamine With Exposure Therapy (PTSD)
Addictive Behaviors; Diseases of the Nervous System; Genetics - Adult; Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchImaging Cannabinoid Receptors Using Positron Emission Tomography (PET) Scanning
Diseases of the Nervous System; Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchNeurofeedback for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder