Susan Sprich, Ph.D.


PhD Investigator Clinical
Psychiatry, Mass General Research Institute
Assistant Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychiatry
Harvard Medical School
Psychologist
Psychiatry, Massachusetts General Hospital
PhD 1996
adoption; antidepressive agents; attention deficit disorder with hyperactivity; body dismorphia; central nervous system stimulants; cognitive therapy; cycloserine; nuclear family; outcome assessment (health care) My main research focus is on ADHD in adults and children. My first study in this area examined the link between perinatal complications and ADHD. Subsequently, I found a lower rate of ADHD in adoptive relatives of children with ADHD compared to the rate of ADHD in biological relatives of children with ADHD. I was a co-investigator on an NIMH R-03, which was the first U.S. study to provide empirical support for a psychosocial treatment for ADHD in medication treated adults with residual symptoms. I was a co-investigator on an NIMH-R01 testing the efficacy of this intervention. I was also the co-PI on an NIMH R-34 grant evaluating our psychosocial treatment for ADHD in high school students. I have been an active investigator in other research projects including a research project examining the impact of D-cycloserine administration in the CBT treatment of children and adolescents with OCD (D.Geller, PI). Currently, I am involved in a grant examining CBT for Body Dysmporphic Disorder (Wilhelm, PI) and CBT for young men with Autism Spectrum Disorders (Henin, PI).
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