Director of the Pediatric Mood, Imaging and Neurodevelopment Program at Bradley Hospital
Associate Professor of psychiatry and human behavior at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Associate Professor of pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University
Daniel Dickstein, MD, is the director of Bradley Hospital’s Pediatric Mood, Imaging and Neurodevelopment Program (Pedi-MIND). Board certified in pediatrics, psychiatry, and child/adolescent psychiatry, he is also an associate professor of both psychiatry and human behavior as well as pediatrics at The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University.
He was previously an assistant clinical investigator with the pediatric and developmental neuropsychiatry branch at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH). Dickstein earned his undergraduate and medical degrees from Brown University, and is a graduate of the school’s triple board program, a combined residency in pediatrics, general psychiatry, and child and adolescent psychiatry, that leads to board eligibility in all three specialties after five years of training.
Dickstein leads Bradley’s Pedi-MIND research program, which uses brain imaging techniques, including magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and behavioral measures to identify biological markers of psychiatric illness, including bipolar disorder in children and adolescents. Such markers could help physicians make more accurate diagnoses. Dickstein also treats outpatients at Bradley on a limited basis.
In 2009, Dickstein received a National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) Bio-behavioral Research Award For Innovative New Scientists (BRAINS Award), one of only seven awarded in the program’s inaugural year. Dickstein is the recipient of numerous additional awards, including the NIMH's Richard J. Wyatt, MD, Memorial Fellowship Training Award for outstanding scientific accomplishment, NIMH's Mentor of the Year Award, National Institutes of Health Fellows’ Award for Research Excellence, and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Outstanding Resident Award.
A member of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, the American Psychiatric Association, and a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics, Dickstein has authored more than 30 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters.
Dickstein DP, Treland JE, Snow J, McClure EB, Mehta MS, Towbin KE, Pine DS, Leibenluft E. Neuropsychological Performance In Pediatric Bipolar Disorder. Biological Psychiatry 2004; 55(1): 32-39.
Milham MP, Nugent AC, Drevets WC, Dickstein DP, Leibenluft E, Ernst M, Charney DS, Pine, DS. Selective Reduction in Amygdala Volume in Pediatric Anxiety Disorders: A Voxel-Based Morphometry Investigation. Biological Psychiatry. 2005; 57(9): 961-966.
Dickstein DP, Milham MP, Nugent AC, Drevets WC, Charney DS, Pine DS, Leibenluft E. Fronto-Temporal Alterations in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder: Results of a Voxel-Based Morphometry Study. Archives of General Psychiatry. 2005; 62(7):734-741.
Dickstein DP, Rich BA, Binnstock AB, Pradella AG, Towbin KE, Pine DS, Leibenluft E. Comorbid Anxiety in Phenotypes of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder. J. of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. 2005; 15(4): 534-48.
Dickstein DP, Garvey M, Pradella AG, Greenstein D, Sharp W, Castellanos, FX, Pine DS, Leibenluft E. Neurological Examination Abnormalities in Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Bipolar Disorder. Biological Psychiatry. 2005; 58(7): 517-24.
Dickstein DP, Leibenluft E. Emotion Regulation in Children and Adolescents: Boundaries Between Normalcy and Bipolar Disorder. Development and Psychopathology. 2006;18: 1105-1131.
Leibenluft E, Rich BA, Vinton DT, Nelson EE, Fromm SJ, Berghorst LH, Joshi P, Robb A, Schachar RJ, Dickstein DP, McClure EB, Pine DS (2005). Neural circuitry engaged during unsuccessful motor inhibition in pediatric bipolar disorder. Am J. of Psychiatry. 2007 Jan; 164(1): 52-60.
Dickstein DP, Nelson EE, McClure EB, Grimley ME, Knopf LV, Brotman MA, Rich BA, Pine DS, Leibenluft E. Cognitive Flexibility in Phenotypes of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder. J. Am. Acad. Child Adolesc. Psychiatry. 2007 Mar; 46(3): 341-355. PMID:
Dickstein DP, Rich BA, Roberson-Nay R, Berghorst L, Vinton D, Pine DS, Leibenluft E. Neural Activation During Encoding of Emotional Faces in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar Disorders. 2007 Nov; 9(7): 679-92.
Dickstein DP, der Veen JW, Knopf L, Towbin KE, Pine DS, Leibenluft E. Proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy in youth with severe mood dysregulation.Psychiatric Research: Neuroimaging. 2008 May 30; 163(1): 30-9.
Dickstein DP, Towbin KE, der Veen JW, Rich BA, Brotman MA, Knopf L, Onelio L, Pine DS, Leibenluft E. Randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trial of lithium in youth with severe mood dysregulation. J Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology. J Child Adoles Psychopharmacology. 2009 Feb;19(1): 61-73.
Dickstein DP, Finger EC, Brotman MA, Rich BA, Pine DS, Blair JR, Leibenluft E. Impaired probabilistic reversal learning in youths with mood and anxiety disorders. Psychological Medicine. 2009 Oct 12: 1-12.
Dickstein DP, Gorrostieta C, Ombao H, Goldberg LD, Brazel AC, Gable CJ, Kelly C, Gee DG, Zuo XN, Castellanos FX, Milham MP. Fronto-temporal spontaneous resting state functional connectivity in pediatric bipolar disorder. Biol Psychiatry. 2010 Nov 1;68(9):839-46.
Dickstein DP, Finger EC, Skup M, Pine DS, Blair JR, Leibenluft E. Altered neural function in pediatric bipolar disorder during reversal learning. Bipolar Disord. 2010 Nov;12(7):707-19.