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Lawrence Scahill, MSN, PhD
M.I.N.D. Institute Distinguished Lecturer Series: January 10, 2007

Biographical Info
Lawrence Scahill, MSN, PhD., is professor of Nursing and Child Psychiatry at Yale. For the past 9 years, he has served as the Director of the Research Unit on Pediatric Psychopharmacology (RUPP) at Yale, one of three centers in the RUPP Autism Network. The aim of this mulitsite network is to evaluate psychopharmacological and behavioral interventions in children with adolescents with autism and related developmental disorders.

In addition to his work in autism, Dr. Scahill is also involved in psychopharmacological and behavioral interventions for children and adults with Tourette syndrome. He serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the Tourette Syndrome Association and is a principal investigator on two multisite studies evaluating the efficacy of a behavioral intervention for tics in children and adults with Tourette syndrome.

Dr. Scahill is an active clinician specializing in the care of children with Tourette syndrome and children with autism. The author of over 130 journal articles and numerous book chapters, Dr. Scahill is also a teacher in the graduate School of Nursing at Yale.

Recent Publications
Scahill L, Sukhodolsky D, Bearss K, Findley D, Hamrin V, Rains A. A Randomized Trial of Parent Management Training in Children with Tic Disorders and Disruptive Behavior. J Child Neurology 21: 650-656, 2006.

Scahill L, McDougle CJ, Williams SK, Dimitropoulos A, Aman MG, McCracken JT, Tireney E, Arnold LE, Cronin P, Grados M, Ghuman J, Koenig K, Langworthy-Lam K, McGough J, Posey DJ, Ritz L, Swiezy N, Vitiello B. The Children’s Yale-Brown Obsessive Compulsive Scales modified for pervasive developmental disorders. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 45(9): 1114-23, 2006.

Williams SK., Scahill L, Vitiellio B, Aman MG, Arnold LE, McDougle CJ, McCracken JT, Tierney E, Ritz L, Posey DJ, Swiezy NB, Hollway J, Cronin P, Ghuman J, Wheeler C, Cicchetti D, Sparrow S. Risperidone and Adaptive Behavior in Children with Autism. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry 45(4): 431-9, 2006.

Scahill L, Williams S, Schwab-Stone M, Applegate J, Leckman JF. Disruptive behavior problems in a community sample of children with tic disorders. Advances in Neurology 99:184-190, 2006.

Bloch MH, Peterson BS, Scahill L, Otka J, Katsovich L, Zhang H, Leckman JF. Adulthood outcome of tic and obsessive-compulsive symptom severity in children with Tourette syndrome. Archives Pediatrics Adolesc Medicine 160(1): 65-9, 2006.

Research Units on Pediatric Psychopharmacology (RUPP) Autism Network. Risperidone treatment of autistic disorder: longer term benefits and blinded discontinuation after six months. Amer Journal of Psychiatry 162: 1361-1369, 2005.

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