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Rochelle Caplan, M.D.

Work Email Address:
rcaplan@ucla.edu

Mailing Address:
UCLA Semel Institute for Neuroscience & Human Behavior
Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences
760 Westwood Plaza
48-263
Mail Code 175919
Los Angeles, CA 90095
UNITED STATES

Work Phone Number:
(310) 825-0538
(800) 825-9989



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Department / Division Affiliations
Member, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Emeritus Member, Brain Research Institute
Professor Emeritus, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

Bio:

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.