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Josephine Elia,

Josephine Elia

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Clinical Associate Professor of Psychiatry
Department: Psychiatry

Contact information
The CHOP Behavioral Health Center
The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia; Suite 200
3440 Market St.
Philadelphia, PA 19104
Office: (215) 590-7595
Fax: (215) 590-7530
B.S. (Biology)
Alvernia College (magna cum laude), 1975.
University of Liege, 1978.
M.D. (Medicine)
Medical College of Pennsylvania, 1982.
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Description of Research Expertise

Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
Pediatric Psychopharmacology
Genetics (ADHD)

Description of Clinical Expertise

Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorder
Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorders Associated with Strep (PANDAS)
Pediatric Obsessive Compulsive Disorder and Tic Disorders
Pediatric Psychopharmacology

Selected Publications

Elia, J., Dell, ML., Friedman, DF., Zimmerman, RA., Balamuth, N., Ahmed, A., Pati S. : Pandas with Catatonia: A case report. Therapeutic Response to Lorazepam and Plasmapheresis. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 44(11): 1145-1150. Nov. 2005.

Milstone, AM., Meyers, K., Elia J.: Treatment of Acute Neuropsychiatric Lupus with Intravenous Immunoglobulin (IVIG): a Case Report and Review of the Literature. Clinical Rheumatology 24: 394-397, Jan. 2005.

Wigal, S., Swanson, JM., Feifel, D., Sangal, RB., Elia, J., Casat, CD., Zeldis, JB., Conners, CK. : A double-blind, placebo-controlled trial of dexmethylphenidate hydrochloride and d,l-threo-methylphenidate hydrochloride in children with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 43(11): 1406-14, Nov. 2004.

Ambrosini, PJ., Wagner, KD., Biederman, J., Glick, I., Tan, C., Elia, J., Hebeler, JR., Rabinovich, H., Lock, J., Geller, D. : Multicenter open-label sertraline study in adolescent outpatients with major depression Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 38(5): 566-72, May 1999.

Castellanos, FX., Giedd, JN., Elia, J., Marsh, WL., Ritchie, GF., Hamburger, SD., Rapoport, JL. : Controlled stimulant treatment of ADHD and comorbid Tourette's syndrome: effects of stimulant and dose Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 36(5): 589-96, May 1997.

Castellanos, F X., Elia, J., Kruesi, M J., Marsh, W L., Gulotta, C S., Potter, W Z., Ritchie, G F., Hamburger, S D., Rapoport, J L. : Cerebrospinal fluid homovanillic acid predicts behavioral response to stimulants in 45 boys with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology 14(2): 125-137, Feb. 1996.

Schmidt, ME., Kruesi, MJ., Elia, J., Borcherding, BG., Elin, RJ., Hosseini, JM., McFarlin, KE., Hamburger, S. : Effect of dextroamphetamine and methylphenidate on calcium and magnesium concentration in hyperactive boys Psychiatry Research 54(2): 199-210, Nov. 1994.

Castellanos, FX., Elia, J., Kruesi, MJ., Gulotta, CS., Mefford, IN., Potter, WZ., Ritchie, GF., Rapoport, JL. : Cerebrospinal fluid monoamine metabolites in boys with attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder Psychiatry Research 52(3): 305-316, Jun. 1994.

Elia, J., Gulotta, C., Rose, S R., Marin, G., Rapoport, J L. : Thyroid function and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 33(2): 169-172, Feb. 1994.

Elia, J., Welsh, PA., Gullotta, CS., Rapoport, JL. : Classroom academic performance: improvement with both methylphenidate and dextroamphetamine in ADHD boys Journal of Child Psychology & Psychiatry & Allied Disciplines 34(5): 785-804, Jul. 1993.

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