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Melissa DelBello, MD, MS

The Dr. Stanley and Mickey Kaplan Professor and Chair

Education/Credentials
  • Bachelor's Degree: Cornell University
  • Medical Degree: University of Rochester
  • Master's Degree: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Cincinnati/University Hospital and Cornell University
  • Fellowship: University of Cincinnati & Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center

Contact Information
  • Stetson Building
  • Suite 3200
  • 260 Stetson Street
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
  • Office 513-558-7700
  • Fax 513-558-3399
  • Email melissa.delbello@uc.edu

Peer Reviewed Publications

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Correll, Christoph U; Sheridan, Eva M; DelBello, Melissa P 2010. Antipsychotic and mood stabilizer efficacy and tolerability in pediatric and adult patients with bipolar I mania: a comparative analysis of acute, randomized, placebo-controlled trials. Bipolar disorders, 12 2, 116-41

DelBello, Melissa P; Correll, Christoph U 2010. Primum non nocere: balancing the risks and benefits of prescribing psychotropic medications for youth with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorders, 12 2, 113-5

McNamara, Robert K; Able, Jessica; Jandacek, Ronald; Rider, Therese; Tso, Patrick; Eliassen, James C; Alfieri, David; Weber, Wade; Jarvis, Kelly; DelBello, Melissa P; Strakowski, Stephen M; Adler, Caleb M 2010. Docosahexaenoic acid supplementation increases prefrontal cortex activation during sustained attention in healthy boys: a placebo-controlled, dose-ranging, functional magnetic resonance imaging study. The American journal of clinical nutrition, 91 4, 1060-7

Pfeifer, Jonathan C; Kowatch, Robert A; DelBello, Melissa P 2010. Pharmacotherapy of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents: recent progress. CNS drugs, 24 7, 575-93

Strakowski, Stephen M; Fleck, David E; DelBello, Melissa P; Adler, Caleb M; Shear, Paula K; Kotwal, Renu; Arndt, Stephan 2010. Impulsivity across the course of bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorders, 12 3, 285-97

Strawn, Jeffrey R; Adler, Caleb M; Fleck, David E; Hanseman, Dennis; Maue, Danielle K; Bitter, Samantha; Kraft, Elizabeth M; Geracioti, Thomas D; Strakowski, Stephen M; DelBello, Melissa P 2010. Post-traumatic stress symptoms and trauma exposure in youth with first episode bipolar disorder. Early intervention in psychiatry, 4 2, 169-73

Strawn, Jeffrey R; Keeshin, Brooks R; DelBello, Melissa P; Geracioti, Thomas D; Putnam, Frank W 2010. Psychopharmacologic treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder in children and adolescents: a review. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 71 7, 932-41

Carlson, Gabrielle A; Findling, Robert L; Post, Robert M; Birmaher, Boris; Blumberg, Hilary P; Correll, Christoph; DelBello, Melissa P; Fristad, Mary; Frazier, Jean; Hammen, Constance; Hinshaw, Stephen P; Kowatch, Robert; Leibenluft, Ellen; Meyer, Stephanie E; Pavuluri, Mani N; Wagner, Karen Dineen; Tohen, Mauricio 2009. AACAP 2006 Research Forum--Advancing research in early-onset bipolar disorder: barriers and suggestions. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 19 1, 3-12

Cerullo, Michael A; Adler, Caleb M; Delbello, Melissa P; Strakowski, Stephen M 2009. The functional neuroanatomy of bipolar disorder. International review of psychiatry (Abingdon, England), 21 4, 314-22

DelBello, Melissa P; Chang, Kiki; Welge, Jeffrey A; Adler, Caleb M; Rana, Manasi; Howe, Meghan; Bryan, Holly; Vogel, Daniel; Sampang, Suzanne; Delgado, Sergio V; Sorter, Michael; Strakowski, Stephen M 2009. A double-blind, placebo-controlled pilot study of quetiapine for depressed adolescents with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorders, 11 5, 483-93

Epstein, J N; Delbello, M P; Adler, C M; Altaye, M; Kramer, M; Mills, N P; Strakowski, S M; Holland, S 2009. Differential patterns of brain activation over time in adolescents with and without attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) during performance of a sustained attention task. Neuropediatrics, 40 1, 1-5

Geller, Barbara; Harms, Michael P; Wang, Lei; Tillman, Rebecca; DelBello, Melissa P; Bolhofner, Kristine; Csernansky, John G 2009. Effects of age, sex, and independent life events on amygdala and nucleus accumbens volumes in child bipolar I disorder. Biological psychiatry, 65 5, 432-7

Haas, Magali; Delbello, Melissa P; Pandina, Gahan; Kushner, Stuart; Van Hove, Ilse; Augustyns, Ilse; Quiroz, Jorge; Kusumakar, Vivek 2009. Risperidone for the treatment of acute mania in children and adolescents with bipolar disorder: a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled study. Bipolar disorders, 11 7, 687-700

Nandagopal, Jayasree J; DelBello, Melissa P 2009. Selegiline transdermal system: a novel treatment option for major depressive disorder. Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy, 10 10, 1665-73

Nandagopal, Jayasree J; DelBello, Melissa P; Kowatch, Robert 2009. Pharmacologic treatment of pediatric bipolar disorder. Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America, 18 2, 455-69, x

Perlis, Roy H; Dennehy, Ellen B; Miklowitz, David J; Delbello, Melissa P; Ostacher, Michael; Calabrese, Joseph R; Ametrano, Rebecca M; Wisniewski, Stephen R; Bowden, Charles L; Thase, Michael E; Nierenberg, Andrew A; Sachs, Gary 2009. Retrospective age at onset of bipolar disorder and outcome during two-year follow-up: results from the STEP-BD study. Bipolar disorders, 11 4, 391-400

Singh, Manpreet K; DelBello, Melissa P; Fleck, David E; Shear, Paula K; Strakowski, Stephen M 2009. Inhibition and attention in adolescents with nonmanic mood disorders and a high risk for developing mania. Journal of clinical and experimental neuropsychology, 31 1, 1-7

Stewart, Michelle; DelBello, Melissa P; Versavel, Mark; Keller, David 2009. Psychosocial functioning and health-related quality of life in children and adolescents treated with open-label ziprasidone for bipolar mania, schizophrenia, or schizoaffective disorder. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 19 6, 635-40

Strakowski, Stephen M; Fleck, David E; DelBello, Melissa P; Adler, Caleb M; Shear, Paula K; McElroy, Susan L; Keck, Paul E; Moss, Quinton; Cerullo, Michael A; Kotwal, Renu; Arndt, Stephan 2009. Characterizing impulsivity in mania. Bipolar disorders, 11 1, 41-51

Strawn, Jeffrey R; Delbello, Melissa P; Geracioti, Thomas D 2009. Prazosin treatment of an adolescent with posttraumatic stress disorder. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 19 5, 599-600

Cerullo, Michael A; Albertz, Allison A; Bell, Jennifer N; Anthenelli, Robert M; Delbello, Melissa P 2008. Tricyclic antidepressant immunoassays may reflect quetiapine adherence. The American journal of psychiatry, 165 7, 919-20

DelBello, Melissa P 2008. Mood disorders: assessment, risk factors, and outcome. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 69 5, 830

DelBello, Melissa P 2008. Attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder: advances in diagnostic and therapeutic approaches. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 69 1, 130

DelBello, Melissa P; Versavel, Mark; Ice, Kathleen; Keller, David; Miceli, Jeffrey 2008. Tolerability of oral ziprasidone in children and adolescents with bipolar mania, schizophrenia, or schizoaffective disorder. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 18 5, 491-9

Fleck, David E; Nandagopal, Jayasree; Cerullo, Michael A; Eliassen, James C; DelBello, Melissa P; Adler, Caleb M; Strakowski, Stephen M 2008. Morphometric magnetic resonance imaging in psychiatry. Topics in magnetic resonance imaging : TMRI, 19 2, 131-42

Giles, Lisa L; DelBello, Melissa P; Gilbert, Donald L; Stanford, Kevin E; Shear, Paula K; Strakowski, Stephen M 2008. Cerebellar ataxia in youths at risk for bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorders, 10 6, 733-7

Heffner, Jaimee L; DelBello, Melissa P; Fleck, David E; Anthenelli, Robert M; Strakowski, Stephen M 2008. Cigarette smoking in the early course of bipolar disorder: association with ages-at-onset of alcohol and marijuana use. Bipolar disorders, 10 7, 838-45

Jarvis, Kelly; DelBello, Melissa P; Mills, Neil; Elman, Igor; Strakowski, Stephen M; Adler, Caleb M 2008. Neuroanatomic comparison of bipolar adolescents with and without cannabis use disorders. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 18 6, 557-63

Patel, Nick C; Cecil, Kim M; Strakowski, Stephen M; Adler, Caleb M; DelBello, Melissa P 2008. Neurochemical alterations in adolescent bipolar depression: a proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy pilot study of the prefrontal cortex. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 18 6, 623-7

Patel, Nick C; DelBello, Melissa P; Cecil, Kim M; Stanford, Kevin E; Adler, Caleb M; Strakowski, Stephen M 2008. Temporal change in N-acetyl-aspartate concentrations in adolescents with bipolar depression treated with lithium. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 18 2, 132-9

Pfeifer, Jonathan C; Welge, Jeffrey; Strakowski, Stephen M; Adler, Caleb M; DelBello, Melissa P 2008. Meta-analysis of amygdala volumes in children and adolescents with bipolar disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 47 11, 1289-98

Singh, Manpreet K; Delbello, Melissa P; Adler, Caleb M; Stanford, Kevin E; Strakowski, Stephen M 2008. Neuroanatomical characterization of child offspring of bipolar parents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 47 5, 526-31

Singh, Manpreet K; DelBello, Melissa P; Strakowski, Stephen M 2008. Temperament in child offspring of parents with bipolar disorder. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 18 6, 589-93

Strakowski, Stephen M; Adler, Caleb M; Cerullo, Michael A; Eliassen, James C; Lamy, Martine; Fleck, David E; Lee, Jing-Huei; Delbello, Melissa P 2008. MRI brain activation in first-episode bipolar mania during a response inhibition task. Early intervention in psychiatry, 2 4, 225-233

Strawn, Jeffrey R; Adler, Caleb M; Strakowski, Stephen M; DelBello, Melissa P 2008. Hyperthermia and rhabdomyolysis in an adolescent treated with topiramate and olanzapine. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 18 1, 116-8

Strawn, Jeffrey R; Delbello, Melissa P 2008. Olanzapine for the treatment of bipolar disorder in children and adolescents. Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy, 9 3, 467-74

Adams, John; Adler, Caleb M; Jarvis, Kelly; DelBello, Melissa P; Strakowski, Stephen M 2007. Evidence of anterior temporal atrophy in college-level soccer players. Clinical journal of sport medicine : official journal of the Canadian Academy of Sport Medicine, 17 4, 304-6

Adler, Caleb M; DelBello, Melissa P; Jarvis, Kelly; Levine, Ari; Adams, John; Strakowski, Stephen M 2007. Voxel-based study of structural changes in first-episode patients with bipolar disorder. Biological psychiatry, 61 6, 776-81

Barzman, Drew H; DelBello, Melissa P; Fleck, David E; Lehmkuhl, Heather; Strakowski, Stephen M 2007. Rates, types, and psychosocial correlates of legal charges in adolescents with newly diagnosed bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorders, 9 4, 339-44

Barzman, Drew H; DelBello, Melissa P; Forrester, Jacob J; Keck, Paul E; Strakowski, Stephen M 2007. A retrospective chart review of intramuscular ziprasidone for agitation in children and adolescents on psychiatric units: prospective studies are needed. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 17 4, 503-9

Delbello, Melissa P 2007. Are girls and boys from different planets? The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 68 10, 1563-4

Delbello, Melissa P 2007. To medicate or not to medicate? The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 68 7, 1087

DelBello, Melissa P 2007. The phenomenology and assessment of childhood and adolescent mental health: progress in research. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 68 9, 1418

DelBello, Melissa P 2007. Can research inform the clinical care of mental health disorders in children and adolescents? The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 68 2, 296

DelBello, Melissa P; Adler, Caleb M; Whitsel, Rachel M; Stanford, Kevin E; Strakowski, Stephen M 2007. A 12-week single-blind trial of quetiapine for the treatment of mood symptoms in adolescents at high risk for developing bipolar I disorder. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 68 5, 789-95

Delbello, Melissa P; Correll, Christoph U; Carlson, Gabrielle A; Carlson, Harold E; Kratochvil, Christopher J 2007. Pharmacological management of bipolar disorder in a youth with diabetes. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 46 10, 1375-9

DelBello, Melissa P; Hanseman, Dennis; Adler, Caleb M; Fleck, David E; Strakowski, Stephen M 2007. Twelve-month outcome of adolescents with bipolar disorder following first hospitalization for a manic or mixed episode. The American journal of psychiatry, 164 4, 582-90

DiFrancesco, Mark W; Holland, Scott K; Ris, M Douglas; Adler, Caleb M; Nelson, Shannen; DelBello, Melissa P; Altaye, Mekibib; Brunner, Hermine I 2007. Functional magnetic resonance imaging assessment of cognitive function in childhood-onset systemic lupus erythematosus: a pilot study. Arthritis and rheumatism, 56 12, 4151-63

Giles, Lisa L; DelBello, Melissa P; Stanford, Kevin E; Strakowski, Stephen M 2007. Child behavior checklist profiles of children and adolescents with and at high risk for developing bipolar disorder. Child psychiatry and human development, 38 1, 47-55

Patel, Nick C; Hariparsad, Monica; Matias-Akthar, Mary; Sorter, Michael T; Barzman, Drew H; Morrison, John A; Stanford, Kevin E; Strakowski, Stephen M; DelBello, Melissa P 2007. Body mass indexes and lipid profiles in hospitalized children and adolescents exposed to atypical antipsychotics. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 17 3, 303-11

Patel, Nick C; Patrick, Danielle M; Youngstrom, Eric A; Strakowski, Stephen M; Delbello, Melissa P 2007. Response and remission in adolescent mania: signal detection analyses of the young mania rating scale. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 46 5, 628-35

Pfeifer, Jonathan C; Kowatch, Robert A; DelBello, Melissa P 2007. The use of antipsychotics in children and adolescents with bipolar disorders. Expert opinion on pharmacotherapy, 8 16, 2673-87

Rademacher, Jennifer; DelBello, Melissa P; Adler, Caleb; Stanford, Kevin; Strakowski, Stephen M 2007. Health-related quality of life in adolescents with bipolar I disorder. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 17 1, 97-103

Singh, Manpreet K; Delbello, Melissa P; Adler, Caleb M 2007. Acute dystonia associated with aripiprazole in a child. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 46 3, 306-7

Singh, Manpreet K; DelBello, Melissa P; Soutullo, Cesar; Stanford, Kevin E; McDonough-Ryan, Patricia; Strakowski, Stephen M 2007. Obstetrical complications in children at high risk for bipolar disorder. Journal of psychiatric research, 41 8, 680-5

Singh, Manpreet K; DelBello, Melissa P; Stanford, Kevin E; Soutullo, Cesar; McDonough-Ryan, Patricia; McElroy, Susan L; Strakowski, Stephen M 2007. Psychopathology in children of bipolar parents. Journal of affective disorders, 102 1-3, 131-6

Singh, Manpreet K; Pfeifer, Jonathan C; Barzman, Drew H; Kowatch, Robert A; DelBello, Melissa P 2007. Medical management of pediatric mood disorders. Pediatric annals, 36 9, 552-63

Strakowski, Stephen M; DelBello, Melissa P; Fleck, David E; Adler, Caleb M; Anthenelli, Robert M; Keck, Paul E; Arnold, Lesley M; Amicone, Jennifer 2007. Effects of co-occurring cannabis use disorders on the course of bipolar disorder after a first hospitalization for mania. Archives of general psychiatry, 64 1, 57-64

Strakowski, Stephen M; Tsai, Shang-Ying; Delbello, Melissa P; Chen, Chiao-Chicy; Fleck, David E; Adler, Caleb M; Arndt, Stephan; Amicone, Jennifer 2007. Outcome following a first manic episode: cross-national US and Taiwan comparison. Bipolar disorders, 9 8, 820-7

Adler, Caleb M; Adams, John; DelBello, Melissa P; Holland, Scott K; Schmithorst, Vince; Levine, Ari; Jarvis, Kelly; Strakowski, Stephen M 2006. Evidence of white matter pathology in bipolar disorder adolescents experiencing their first episode of mania: a diffusion tensor imaging study. The American journal of psychiatry, 163 2, 322-4

Adler, Caleb M; DelBello, Melissa P; Strakowski, Stephen M 2006. Brain network dysfunction in bipolar disorder. CNS spectrums, 11 4, 312-20; quiz 323-4

Barzman, Drew H; Delbello, Melissa P 2006. Topiramate for co-occurring bipolar disorder and disruptive behavior disorders. The American journal of psychiatry, 163 8, 1451-2

Barzman, Drew H; DelBello, Melissa P; Adler, Caleb M; Stanford, Kevin E; Strakowski, Stephen M 2006. The efficacy and tolerability of quetiapine versus divalproex for the treatment of impulsivity and reactive aggression in adolescents with co-occurring bipolar disorder and disruptive behavior disorder(s). Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 16 6, 665-70

DelBello, Melissa P 2006. Focus on Childhood and Adolescent Mental Health. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 67 1, 5-6

DelBello, Melissa P; Adler, Caleb M; Strakowski, Stephen M 2006. The neurophysiology of childhood and adolescent bipolar disorder. CNS spectrums, 11 4, 298-311

DelBello, Melissa P; Cecil, Kim M; Adler, Caleb M; Daniels, John P; Strakowski, Stephen M 2006. Neurochemical effects of olanzapine in first-hospitalization manic adolescents: a proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy study. Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 31 6, 1264-73

DelBello, Melissa P; Kowatch, Robert A 2006. Pharmacological interventions for bipolar youth: developmental considerations. Development and psychopathology, 18 4, 1231-46

DelBello, Melissa P; Kowatch, Robert A; Adler, Caleb M; Stanford, Kevin E; Welge, Jeffrey A; Barzman, Drew H; Nelson, Erik; Strakowski, Stephen M 2006. A double-blind randomized pilot study comparing quetiapine and divalproex for adolescent mania. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 45 3, 305-13

Fleck, David E; Arndt, Stephan; DelBello, Melissa P; Strakowski, Stephen M 2006. Concurrent tracking of alcohol use and bipolar disorder symptoms. Bipolar disorders, 8 4, 338-44

Kowatch, Robert A; DelBello, Melissa P 2006. Pediatric bipolar disorder: emerging diagnostic and treatment approaches. Child and adolescent psychiatric clinics of North America, 15 1, 73-108

Patel, Nick C; DelBello, Melissa P; Bryan, Holly S; Adler, Caleb M; Kowatch, Robert A; Stanford, Kevin; Strakowski, Stephen M 2006. Open-label lithium for the treatment of adolescents with bipolar depression. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 45 3, 289-97

Patel, Nick C; DelBello, Melissa P; Cecil, Kim M; Adler, Caleb M; Bryan, Holly S; Stanford, Kevin E; Strakowski, Stephen M 2006. Lithium treatment effects on Myo-inositol in adolescents with bipolar depression. Biological psychiatry, 60 9, 998-1004

Patel, Nick C; Delbello, Melissa P; Keck, Paul E; Strakowski, Stephen M 2006. Phenomenology associated with age at onset in patients with bipolar disorder at their first psychiatric hospitalization. Bipolar disorders, 8 1, 91-4

Patel, Nick C; DelBello, Melissa P; Kowatch, Robert A; Strakowski, Stephen M 2006. Preliminary study of relationships among measures of depressive symptoms in adolescents with bipolar disorder. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 16 3, 327-35

Patel, Nick C; Delbello, Melissa P; Strakowski, Stephen M 2006. Ethnic differences in symptom presentation of youths with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorders, 8 1, 95-9

Singh, Manpreet K; DelBello, Melissa P; Kowatch, Robert A; Strakowski, Stephen M 2006. Co-occurrence of bipolar and attention-deficit hyperactivity disorders in children. Bipolar disorders, 8 6, 710-20

Zimmerman, Molly E; DelBello, Melissa P; Getz, Glen E; Shear, Paula K; Strakowski, Stephen M 2006. Anterior cingulate subregion volumes and executive function in bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorders, 8 3, 281-8

Adler, Caleb M; Delbello, Melissa P; Mills, Neil P; Schmithorst, Vince; Holland, Scott; Strakowski, Stephen M 2005. Comorbid ADHD is associated with altered patterns of neuronal activation in adolescents with bipolar disorder performing a simple attention task. Bipolar disorders, 7 6, 577-88

Adler, Caleb M; Levine, Ari D; DelBello, Melissa P; Strakowski, Stephen M 2005. Changes in gray matter volume in patients with bipolar disorder. Biological psychiatry, 58 2, 151-7

Barzman, Drew H; DelBello, Melissa P; Kowatch, Robert A; Warner, Juliet; Rofey, Dana; Stanford, Kevin; Rappaport, Katherine; Daniels, John P; Strakowski, Stephen M 2005. Adjunctive topiramate in hospitalized children and adolescents with bipolar disorders. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 15 6, 931-7

Delbello, Melissa P; Findling, Robert L; Kushner, Stuart; Wang, Daniel; Olson, William H; Capece, Julie A; Fazzio, Lydia; Rosenthal, Norman R 2005. A pilot controlled trial of topiramate for mania in children and adolescents with bipolar disorder. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 44 6, 539-47

Kowatch, Robert A; DelBello, Melissa P 2005. Pharmacotherapy of children and adolescents with bipolar disorder. The Psychiatric clinics of North America, 28 2, 385-97

Mills, Neil P; Delbello, Melissa P; Adler, Caleb M; Strakowski, Stephen M 2005. MRI analysis of cerebellar vermal abnormalities in bipolar disorder. The American journal of psychiatry, 162 8, 1530-2

Patel, Nick C; DelBello, Melissa P; Keck, Paul E; Strakowski, Stephen M 2005. Ethnic differences in maintenance antipsychotic prescription among adolescents with bipolar disorder. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 15 6, 938-46

Perlis, Roy H; Delbello, Melissa P; Miyahara, Sachiko; Wisniewski, Stephen R; Sachs, Gary S; Nierenberg, Andrew A 2005. Revisiting depressive-prone bipolar disorder: polarity of initial mood episode and disease course among bipolar I systematic treatment enhancement program for bipolar disorder participants. Biological psychiatry, 58 7, 549-53

Romero, Soledad; Delbello, Melissa P; Soutullo, Cesar A; Stanford, Kevin; Strakowski, Stephen M 2005. Family environment in families with versus families without parental bipolar disorder: a preliminary comparison study. Bipolar disorders, 7 6, 617-22

Strakowski, S M; Delbello, M P; Adler, C M 2005. The functional neuroanatomy of bipolar disorder: a review of neuroimaging findings. Molecular psychiatry, 10 1, 105-16

Strakowski, Stephen M; Adler, Caleb M; Holland, Scott K; Mills, Neil P; DelBello, Melissa P; Eliassen, James C 2005. Abnormal FMRI brain activation in euthymic bipolar disorder patients during a counting Stroop interference task. The American journal of psychiatry, 162 9, 1697-705

Strakowski, Stephen M; DelBello, Melissa P; Fleck, David E; Adler, Caleb M; Anthenelli, Robert M; Keck, Paul E; Arnold, Lesley M; Amicone, Jennifer 2005. Effects of co-occurring alcohol abuse on the course of bipolar disorder following a first hospitalization for mania. Archives of general psychiatry, 62 8, 851-8

Strakowski, Stephen M; Johnson, Jacqueline L; Delbello, Melissa P; Hamer, Robert M; Green, Alan I; Tohen, Mauricio; Lieberman, Jeffrey A; Glick, Ira; Patel, Jayendra K 2005. Quality of life during treatment with haloperidol or olanzapine in the year following a first psychotic episode. Schizophrenia research, 78 2-3, 161-9

Swann, Alan C; Geller, Barbara; Post, Robert M; Altshuler, Lori; Chang, Kiki D; Delbello, Melissa P; Reist, Christopher; Juster, Iver A 2005. Practical Clues to Early Recognition of Bipolar Disorder: A Primary Care Approach. Primary care companion to the Journal of clinical psychiatry, 7 1, 15-21

Barzman, Drew H; DelBello, Melissa P; Kowatch, Robert A; Gernert, Beth; Fleck, David E; Pathak, Sanjeev; Rappaport, Katherine; Delgado, Sergio V; Campbell, Pamela; Strakowski, Stephen M 2004. The effectiveness and tolerability of aripiprazole for pediatric bipolar disorders: a retrospective chart review. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 14 4, 593-600

DelBello, Melissa P; Adler, Caleb M; Amicone, Jennifer; Mills, Neil P; Shear, Paula K; Warner, Juliet; Strakowski, Stephen M 2004. Parametric neurocognitive task design: a pilot study of sustained attention in adolescents with bipolar disorder. Journal of affective disorders, 82 Suppl 1 , S79-88

DelBello, Melissa P; Adler, Caleb; Strakowski, Stephen M 2004. Divalproex for the treatment of aggression associated with adolescent mania. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 14 2, 325-8

Delbello, Melissa P; Strakowski, Stephen M 2004. Neurochemical predictors of response to pharmacologic treatments for bipolar disorder. Current psychiatry reports, 6 6, 466-72

DelBello, Melissa P; Zimmerman, Molly E; Mills, Neil P; Getz, Glen E; Strakowski, Stephen M 2004. Magnetic resonance imaging analysis of amygdala and other subcortical brain regions in adolescents with bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorders, 6 1, 43-52

Fleck, David E; DelBello, Melissa P; Zimmerman, Molly E; Getz, Glen E; Shear, Paula K; Strakowski, Stephen M 2004. Selective attention in schizoaffective disorder: pilot data. Schizophrenia research, 68 1, 109-10

Perlis, Roy H; Miyahara, Sachiko; Marangell, Lauren B; Wisniewski, Stephen R; Ostacher, Michael; DelBello, Melissa P; Bowden, Charles L; Sachs, Gary S; Nierenberg, Andrew A 2004. Long-term implications of early onset in bipolar disorder: data from the first 1000 participants in the systematic treatment enhancement program for bipolar disorder (STEP-BD). Biological psychiatry, 55 9, 875-81

Strakowski, Stephen M; Adler, Caleb M; Holland, Scott K; Mills, Neil; DelBello, Melissa P 2004. A preliminary FMRI study of sustained attention in euthymic, unmedicated bipolar disorder. Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 29 9, 1734-40

Wilke, Marko; Kowatch, Robert A; DelBello, Melissa P; Mills, Neil P; Holland, Scott K 2004. Voxel-based morphometry in adolescents with bipolar disorder: first results. Psychiatry research, 131 1, 57-69

Carlson, Gabrielle A; Jensen, Peter S; Findling, Robert L; Meyer, Roger E; Calabrese, Joseph; DelBello, Melissa P; Emslie, Graham; Flynn, Laurie; Goodwin, Frederick; Hellander, Martha; Kowatch, Robert; Kusumakar, Vivek; Laughren, Thomas; Leibenluft, Ellen; McCracken, James; Nottelmann, Editha; Pine, Daniel; Sachs, Gary; Shaffer, David; Simar, Renee; Strober, Michael; Weller, Elizabeth B; Wozniak, Janet; Youngstrom, Eric A 2003. Methodological issues and controversies in clinical trials with child and adolescent patients with bipolar disorder: report of a consensus conference. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 13 1, 13-27

Cecil, Kim M; DelBello, Melissa P; Sellars, Michele C; Strakowski, Stephen M 2003. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy of the frontal lobe and cerebellar vermis in children with a mood disorder and a familial risk for bipolar disorders. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 13 4, 545-55

DelBello, Melissa P; Carlson, Gabrielle A; Tohen, Mauricio; Bromet, Evelyn J; Schwiers, Michael; Strakowski, Stephen M 2003. Rates and predictors of developing a manic or hypomanic episode 1 to 2 years following a first hospitalization for major depression with psychotic features. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 13 2, 173-85

Kowatch, Robert A; DelBello, Melissa P 2003. The use of mood stabilizers and atypical antipsychotics in children and adolescents with bipolar disorders. CNS spectrums, 8 4, 273-80

Tillman, Rebecca; Geller, Barbara; Nickelsburg, Michael J; Bolhofner, Kristine; Craney, James L; DelBello, Melissa P; Wigh, Wendy 2003. Life events in a prepubertal and early adolescent bipolar disorder phenotype compared to attention-deficit hyperactive and normal controls. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 13 3, 243-51

Cecil, Kim M; DelBello, Melissa P; Morey, Rachel; Strakowski, Stephen M 2002. Frontal lobe differences in bipolar disorder as determined by proton MR spectroscopy. Bipolar disorders, 4 6, 357-65

DelBello, Melissa P; Kowatch, Robert A; Warner, Juliet; Schwiers, Michael L; Rappaport, Katherine B; Daniels, John P; Foster, Keith D; Strakowski, Stephen M 2002. Adjunctive topiramate treatment for pediatric bipolar disorder: a retrospective chart review. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 12 4, 323-30

Delbello, Melissa P; Schwiers, Michael L; Rosenberg, H Lee; Strakowski, Stephen M 2002. A double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study of quetiapine as adjunctive treatment for adolescent mania. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 41 10, 1216-23

Fleck, David E; Hendricks, Wendi L; DelBello, Melissa P; Strakowski, Stephen M 2002. Differential prescription of maintenance antipsychotics to African American and white patients with new-onset bipolar disorder. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 63 8, 658-64

Geller, Barbara; Zimerman, Betsy; Williams, Marlene; Delbello, Melissa P; Bolhofner, Kristine; Craney, James L; Frazier, Jeanne; Beringer, Linda; Nickelsburg, Michael J 2002. DSM-IV mania symptoms in a prepubertal and early adolescent bipolar disorder phenotype compared to attention-deficit hyperactive and normal controls. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 12 1, 11-25

Geller, Barbara; Zimerman, Betsy; Williams, Marlene; Delbello, Melissa P; Frazier, Jeanne; Beringer, Linda 2002. Phenomenology of prepubertal and early adolescent bipolar disorder: examples of elated mood, grandiose behaviors, decreased need for sleep, racing thoughts and hypersexuality. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 12 1, 3-9

Getz, Glen E; DelBello, Melissa P; Fleck, David E; Zimmerman, Molly E; Schwiers, Michael L; Strakowski, Stephen M 2002. Neuroanatomic characterization of schizoaffective disorder using MRI: a pilot study. Schizophrenia research, 55 1-2, 55-9

López-Larson, Melissa P; DelBello, Melissa P; Zimmerman, Molly E; Schwiers, Michael L; Strakowski, Stephen M 2002. Regional prefrontal gray and white matter abnormalities in bipolar disorder. Biological psychiatry, 52 2, 93-100

Shear, Paula K; DelBello, Melissa P; Lee Rosenberg, H; Strakowski, Stephen M 2002. Parental reports of executive dysfunction in adolescents with bipolar disorder. Child neuropsychology : a journal on normal and abnormal development in childhood and adolescence, 8 4, 285-95

Soutullo, Cesar A; DelBello, Melissa P; Ochsner, Jennifer E; McElroy, Susan L; Taylor, Siobhan A; Strakowski, Stephen M; Keck, Paul E 2002. Severity of bipolarity in hospitalized manic adolescents with history of stimulant or antidepressant treatment. Journal of affective disorders, 70 3, 323-7

Strakowski, Stephen M; Adler, Caleb M; DelBello, Melissa P 2002. Volumetric MRI studies of mood disorders: do they distinguish unipolar and bipolar disorder? Bipolar disorders, 4 2, 80-8

Strakowski, Stephen M; DelBello, Melissa P; Zimmerman, Molly E; Getz, Glen E; Mills, Neil P; Ret, Jennifer; Shear, Paula; Adler, Caleb M 2002. Ventricular and periventricular structural volumes in first- versus multiple-episode bipolar disorder. The American journal of psychiatry, 159 11, 1841-7

DelBello, M P; Geller, B 2001. Review of studies of child and adolescent offspring of bipolar parents. Bipolar disorders, 3 6, 325-34

DelBello, M P; Lopez-Larson, M P; Soutullo, C A; Strakowski, S M 2001. Effects of race on psychiatric diagnosis of hospitalized adolescents: a retrospective chart review. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 11 1, 95-103

DelBello, M P; Soutullo, C A; Hendricks, W; Niemeier, R T; McElroy, S L; Strakowski, S M 2001. Prior stimulant treatment in adolescents with bipolar disorder: association with age at onset. Bipolar disorders, 3 2, 53-7

Geller, B; Craney, J L; Bolhofner, K; DelBello, M P; Williams, M; Zimerman, B 2001. One-year recovery and relapse rates of children with a prepubertal and early adolescent bipolar disorder phenotype. The American journal of psychiatry, 158 2, 303-5

Geller, B; Zimerman, B; Williams, M; Bolhofner, K; Craney, J L; DelBello, M P; Soutullo, C 2001. Reliability of the Washington University in St. Louis Kiddie Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia (WASH-U-KSADS) mania and rapid cycling sections. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 40 4, 450-5

Strakowski, S M; DelBello, M P; Adler, C M 2001. Comparative efficacy and tolerability of drug treatments for bipolar disorder. CNS drugs, 15 9, 701-18

Strakowski, S M; Sax, K W; Rosenberg, H L; DelBello, M P; Adler, C M 2001. Human response to repeated low-dose d-amphetamine: evidence for behavioral enhancement and tolerance. Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 25 4, 548-54

DelBello, M P; Foster, K D; Strakowski, S M 2000. Case report: treatment of catatonia in an adolescent male. The Journal of adolescent health : official publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine, 27 1, 69-71

DelBello, M P; Lopez-Larson, M P; Getz, G E; Strakowski, S M 2000. Treatment of schizoaffective disorder with divalproex sodium. Schizophrenia research, 46 1, 77-9

Delbello, M P; Soutullo, C A; Strakowski, S M 2000. Racial differences in treatment of adolescents with bipolar disorder. The American journal of psychiatry, 157 5, 837-8

Geller, B; Bolhofner, K; Craney, J L; Williams, M; DelBello, M P; Gundersen, K 2000. Psychosocial functioning in a prepubertal and early adolescent bipolar disorder phenotype. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 39 12, 1543-8

Geller, B; Zimerman, B; Williams, M; Bolhofner, K; Craney, J L; Delbello, M P; Soutullo, C A 2000. Six-month stability and outcome of a prepubertal and early adolescent bipolar disorder phenotype. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 10 3, 165-73

Geller, B; Zimerman, B; Williams, M; Bolhofner, K; Craney, J L; Delbello, M P; Soutullo, C A 2000. Diagnostic characteristics of 93 cases of a prepubertal and early adolescent bipolar disorder phenotype by gender, puberty and comorbid attention deficit hyperactivity disorder. Journal of child and adolescent psychopharmacology, 10 3, 157-64

Strakowski, S M; DelBello, M P 2000. The co-occurrence of bipolar and substance use disorders. Clinical psychology review, 20 2, 191-206

Strakowski, S M; DelBello, M P; Adler, C; Cecil, D M; Sax, K W 2000. Neuroimaging in bipolar disorder. Bipolar disorders, 2 3 Pt 1, 148-64

Strakowski, S M; DelBello, M P; Fleck, D E; Arndt, S 2000. The impact of substance abuse on the course of bipolar disorder. Biological psychiatry, 48 6, 477-85

Strakowski, S M; Williams, J R; Sax, K W; Fleck, D E; DelBello, M P; Bourne, M L 2000. Is impaired outcome following a first manic episode due to mood-incongruent psychosis? Journal of affective disorders, 61 1-2, 87-94

DelBello, M P; Soutullo, C A; Zimmerman, M E; Sax, K W; Williams, J R; McElroy, S L; Strakowski, S M 1999. Traumatic brain injury in individuals convicted of sexual offenses with and without bipolar disorder. Psychiatry research, 89 3, 281-6

DelBello, M P; Strakowski, S M; Sax, K W; McElroy, S L; Keck, P E; West, S A; Kmetz, G F 1999. Familial rates of affective and substance use disorders in patients with first-episode mania. Journal of affective disorders, 56 1, 55-60

DelBello, M P; Strakowski, S M; Zimmerman, M E; Hawkins, J M; Sax, K W 1999. MRI analysis of the cerebellum in bipolar disorder: a pilot study. Neuropsychopharmacology : official publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, 21 1, 63-8

Sax, K W; Strakowski, S M; Zimmerman, M E; DelBello, M P; Keck, P E; Hawkins, J M 1999. Frontosubcortical neuroanatomy and the continuous performance test in mania. The American journal of psychiatry, 156 1, 139-41

Shapira, N A; DelBello, M P; Goldsmith, T D; Rosenberger, B M; Keck, P E 1999. Evaluation of bipolar disorder in inpatients with prelingual deafness. The American journal of psychiatry, 156 8, 1267-9

Strakowski, S M; DelBello, M P; Sax, K W; Zimmerman, M E; Shear, P K; Hawkins, J M; Larson, E R 1999. Brain magnetic resonance imaging of structural abnormalities in bipolar disorder. Archives of general psychiatry, 56 3, 254-60

Strakowski, S M; Williams, J R; Fleck, D E; Delbello, M P . Eight-month functional outcome from mania following a first psychiatric hospitalization. Journal of psychiatric research, 34 3, 193-200

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DelBello, MP, Adler CM, Eliassen J, Mills N, Strakowski SM: Neurofunctional brain abnormalities in adolescents at-risk for bipolar disorder 2010. Neurofunctional brain abnormalities in adolescents at-risk for bipolar disorder Biol Psychiatry Suppl, 67 9,


Fleck DE, Kotwal R, Eliassen JC, Lamy M, DelBello MP, Adler CM, Durling M, Cerrullo MA, Strakowski SM 2009. Functional MRI of Impulsivity in bipolar depression J Investigative Med, ,


Adler CM, DelBello MP, Jarvis K, Eliassen JC, Strakowski SM 2008. Longitudinal structural and functional imaging findings in adult bipolar disorders Biol Psychiatry, 63 51S,


Adler CM, DelBello MP, Perlis R, Kiki C 2008. Bipolar disorder in adolescents and adults, continuum or dichotomy? Biol Psychiatry, 63 145S,


DelBello MP, Adler CM, Mills NP, Strakowski SM 2008. Differential longitudinal neuroimaging of first-episode bipolar vs. ADHD adolescents Biol Psychiatry, 63 50S,


DelBello MP, Findling RL, Wang PP, Gundapaneni B, Versavel M 2008. Safety and efficacy of ziprasidone in pediatric bipolar disorder Biol Psychiatry, 63 283S,


Fleck DE, Eliassen JC, Adler CM, DelBello MP, Shear PK, Durling M, Cerullo MA, Lamy M, Strakowski SM 2008. The neurophysiological correlates of sustained attention deficits in bipolar mania J Invest Med, 56, 628


Fleck DE, Eliassen JC, Adler CM, DelBello MP, Shear PK, Durling M, Cerullo MA, Lamy M, Strakowski SM 2008. The neurophysiological correlates of sustained attention in bipolar mania J Investigative Med, 56 628,


Lamy M, Cerullo MA, Allendorfer JB, Mills NP, Eliassen JC, Strakowski SM, DelBello MP 2008. Alterations of face-responsive visual regions in adolescents bipolar disorder during emotional face processing Biol Psychiatry, 63 185S,


McNamara RK, Able J, Weber W, Jarvis KB, DelBello MP, Strakowski SM, Adler CM 2008. Positive association between breastfeeding duration and neuronal integrity in the dorsolateral prefrontal cortex and anterior cingulated cortex of healthy children: A magnetic resonance spectroscopy study Biol Psychiatry, 63 196S,