Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich, MD
|Hospital Title||Medical Director, Outpatient Services|
|Academic Title||Assistant Professor of Psychiatry|
300 Longwood Avenue
Boston MA 02115
Dr. Gonzalez-Heydrich's research focuses on two major areas--psychiatric disorders in children with epilepsy and pediatric bipolar disorder. He is approaching these disorders from both pharmaco-epidemiological and clinical perspectives--probing the neurobiological bases for these disorders as well as seeking better treatments for them.
He and colleagues are currently recruiting patients into a double blind placebo controlled crossover study of Concerta for treating ADHD in children who have epilepsy. They are also recruiting children with bipolar disorder into a placebo-controlled trial of risperdal.
About Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich
Joseph Gonzalez-Heydrich received his MD from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. He completed an internship at UCLA Medical Center and residencies at Stanford University Medical Center and at Children's Hospital Boston.
- Gonzalez-Heydrich J. Raches D, Wilens T, Leichtner A, Mezzacappa E. Retrospective study of hepatic enzyme elevations in children treated with olanzapine, divalproex and their combination. Journal of the American Academy of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry 2003, 42(10):1227-33.
- Gonzalez-Heydrich J., Pandina G.J., Fleisher C.A., Hsin O., Raches D., Bourgeois B.F., and Biederman J. No Seizure Exacerbation from Risperidone in Youth with Comorbid Epilepsy and Psychiatric Disorders: A Case Series. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology, 14(2):295-310, 2004 Summer
- Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Hsin O, Hickory M, Azeem MW, Mrakotsky C, Torres A, Mezzacappa E, DeMaso DR, Bourgeois B, Biederman J. Comparisons of response to stimulant preparations in pediatric epilepsy. American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Meeting, Oct 2004, Washingtion, DC