Faculty

Michael De Bellis

Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry, Child & Family Mental Health & Developmental Neuroscience
School of Medicine

Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Psychology and Neuroscience
Trinity College of Arts & Sciences

Faculty Network Member of the Duke Institute for Brain Sciences

Duke Institute for Brain Sciences
Institutes and Provost's Academic Units

Affiliate of the Center for Brain Imaging and Analysis

Duke-UNC Center for Brain Imaging and Analysis
School of Medicine
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905 West Main St Suite 24D, Box 104360, Durham, NC 27701

Box 104360, Durham, NC 27710

(919) 385-0871 debel002@mc.duke.edu


Education & Training

M.D. 1987

State University of New York, Brooklyn

Grants

Duke CTSA (TL1)

National Institutes of Health

NCANDA Research Project Site: Duke

National Institutes of Health

Biomarkers of Underage Binge Drinking in Maltreated Children.

University of North Carolina, Wilmington

A Compute Cluster for Brain Imaging and Analysis

National Institutes of Health

Pathways From Maltreatment to Substance Abuse

National Institutes of Health

Prefrontal Function in Adolescent Limited vs Life Course Persistent SUD

National Institutes of Health

Frontal Function in Adolescent Cannabis Use Disorders

National Institutes of Health

A Linux Cluster Computational Facility for Neuroimaging Research

National Institutes of Health

PTSD & Childhood Sexual Abuse: Psychobiology

National Institutes of Health

PTSD & Childhood Sexual Abuse: Psychobiology

National Institutes of Health

Child Neglect: Psychobiological Consequences

National Institutes of Health

Adolescent Alcohol Abuse, PTSD & Hippocampal Development

National Institutes of Health
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Publications

Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms Predict Transition to Future Adolescent and Young Adult Moderate to Heavy Drinking in the NCANDA Sample.

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Adolescent alcohol use disrupts functional neurodevelopment in sensation seeking girls.

PMID 32428984
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Impact of Childhood Trauma on Executive Function in Adolescence-Mediating Functional Brain Networks and Prediction of High-Risk Drinking.

PMID 32299789
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Disturbed Cerebellar Growth Trajectories in Adolescents Who Initiate Alcohol Drinking.

PMID 31653477
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Alpha EEG asymmetry, childhood maltreatment, and problem behaviors: A pilot home-based study.

PMID 31958695
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A Pilot Study of Neurocognitive Function and Brain Structures in Adolescents With Alcohol Use Disorders: Does Maltreatment History Matter?

PMID 30935216
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Sex Differences in the Effect of Nucleus Accumbens Volume on Adolescent Drinking: The Mediating Role of Sensation Seeking in the NCANDA Sample.

PMID 31790349
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Depression in Maltreated Children and Adolescents.

PMID 31076108
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Brain structural covariance network centrality in maltreated youth with PTSD and in maltreated youth resilient to PTSD.

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Distribution of brain iron accrual in adolescence: Evidence from cross-sectional and longitudinal analysis.

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An examination of sex differences on neurocognitive functioning and behavior problems in maltreated youth.

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Altered Brain Developmental Trajectories in Adolescents After Initiating Drinking.

PMID 29084454
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Influences of Age, Sex, and Moderate Alcohol Drinking on the Intrinsic Functional Architecture of Adolescent Brains.

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Neural correlates of rewarded response inhibition in youth at risk for problematic alcohol use

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Structural brain anomalies in healthy adolescents in the NCANDA cohort: relation to neuropsychological test performance, sex, and ethnicity.

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Eveningness and Later Sleep Timing Are Associated with Greater Risk for Alcohol and Marijuana Use in Adolescence: Initial Findings from the National Consortium on Alcohol and Neurodevelopment in Adolescence Study.

PMID 28421617
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Dimensions of Attention Associated With the Microstructure of Corona Radiata White Matter.

PMID 28090797
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Effects of prior testing lasting a full year in NCANDA adolescents: Contributions from age, sex, socioeconomic status, ethnicity, site, family history of alcohol or drug abuse, and baseline performance.

PMID 28214667
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Clinical Considerations Related to the Behavioral Manifestations of Child Maltreatment.

PMID 28320870
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Adolescent Executive Dysfunction in Daily Life: Relationships to Risks, Brain Structure and Substance Use.

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Adolescent Development of Cortical and White Matter Structure in the NCANDA Sample: Role of Sex, Ethnicity, Puberty, and Alcohol Drinking.

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Cognitive, emotion control, and motor performance of adolescents in the NCANDA study: Contributions from alcohol consumption, age, sex, ethnicity, and family history of addiction.

PMID 26752122
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Harmonizing DTI measurements across scanners to examine the development of white matter microstructure in 803 adolescents of the NCANDA study.

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Amygdala, Hippocampus, and Ventral Medial Prefrontal Cortex Volumes Differ in Maltreated Youth with and without Chronic Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

PMID 26171720
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The National Consortium on Alcohol and NeuroDevelopment in Adolescence (NCANDA): A Multisite Study of Adolescent Development and Substance Use.

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Posterior structural brain volumes differ in maltreated youth with and without chronic posttraumatic stress disorder.

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The superior longitudinal fasciculus in typically developing children and adolescents: diffusion tensor imaging and neuropsychological correlates.

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Differential developmental trajectories of magnetic susceptibility in human brain gray and white matter over the lifespan.

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Neural correlates of cognitive and affective processing in maltreated youth with posttraumatic stress symptoms: does gender matter?

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Intellectual, neurocognitive, and academic achievement in abstinent adolescents with cannabis use disorder.

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The biological effects of childhood trauma.

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Neural mechanisms of risky decision-making and reward response in adolescent onset cannabis use disorder.

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Neuropsychological findings in pediatric maltreatment: relationship of PTSD, dissociative symptoms, and abuse/neglect indices to neurocognitive outcomes.

PMID 23886642
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Influence of analysis technique on measurement of diffusion tensor imaging parameters.

PMID 23617518
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Neural substrates for processing task-irrelevant emotional distracters in maltreated adolescents with depressive disorders: a pilot study.

PMID 22522735
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The relationship of age, gender, and IQ with the brainstem and thalamus in healthy children and adolescents: a magnetic resonance imaging volumetric study.

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Effects of abuse and neglect on brain development

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Neurodevelopmental biology associated with childhood sexual abuse.

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Diffusion-tensor imaging assessment of white matter maturation in childhood and adolescence.

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Structural connectivity of the frontal lobe in children with drug-resistant partial epilepsy.

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Behavioral risk elicits selective activation of the executive system in adolescents: clinical implications.

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Demographic, maltreatment, and neurobiological correlates of PTSD symptoms in children and adolescents.

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The neurobiology of child neglect

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Neuropsychological findings in childhood neglect and their relationships to pediatric PTSD.

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Cortisol response to stress in female youths exposed to childhood maltreatment: results of the youth mood project.

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Diffusion tensor measures of the corpus callosum in adolescents with adolescent onset alcohol use disorders.

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Neural substrates for processing task-irrelevant sad images in adolescents.

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Development of emotional facial recognition in late childhood and adolescence.

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The psychobiology of maltreatment in childhood

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Cerebellar volumes in pediatric maltreatment-related posttraumatic stress disorder.

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Segmented hippocampal volume in children and adolescents with posttraumatic stress disorder.

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Childhood post-traumatic stress disorder: an overview.

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Prefrontal cortex, thalamus, and cerebellar volumes in adolescents and young adults with adolescent-onset alcohol use disorders and comorbid mental disorders.

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Cardiac implications of increased arterial entry and reversible 24-h central and peripheral norepinephrine levels in melancholia.

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The psychobiology of neglect.

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Abnormalities in MRI-measured signal intensity in the corpus callosum in schizophrenia.

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Pituitary volumes in pediatric maltreatment-related posttraumatic stress disorder.

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Biologic findings of post-traumatic stress disorder and child maltreatment.

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Physical and sexual abuse, depression and alcohol use disorders in adolescents: onsets and outcomes.

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Sex differences in brain maturation in maltreatment-related pediatric posttraumatic stress disorder.

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Decreased left amygdala and hippocampal volumes in young offspring at risk for schizophrenia.

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Brain structures in pediatric maltreatment-related posttraumatic stress disorder: a sociodemographically matched study.

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Superior temporal gyrus volumes in pediatric generalized anxiety disorder.

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Superior temporal gyrus volumes in maltreated children and adolescents with PTSD.

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Outcomes of child abuse.

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Development of the corpus callosum in childhood, adolescence and early adulthood.

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Neuropsychological function in children with maltreatment-related posttraumatic stress disorder.

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Developmental traumatology: a contributory mechanism for alcohol and substance use disorders.

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Corticotropin releasing hormone increases apparent potency of adrenocorticotropic hormone stimulation of cortisol secretion.

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A pilot longitudinal study of hippocampal volumes in pediatric maltreatment-related posttraumatic stress disorder.

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Psychiatric co-morbidity in caregivers and children involved in maltreatment: a pilot research study with policy implications.

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Right amygdala volume in adolescent and young adult offspring from families at high risk for developing alcoholism.

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Sex differences in brain maturation during childhood and adolescence.

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Boundary of amygdala and hippocampus.

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Developmental traumatology: the psychobiological development of maltreated children and its implications for research, treatment, and policy.

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Anterior cingulate N-acetylaspartate/creatine ratios during clonidine treatment in a maltreated child with posttraumatic stress disorder.

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A pilot study of amygdala volumes in pediatric generalized anxiety disorder.

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N-Acetylaspartate concentration in the anterior cingulate of maltreated children and adolescents with PTSD.

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Hippocampal volume in adolescent-onset alcohol use disorders.

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Pronounced and sustained central hypernoradrenergic function in major depression with melancholic features: relation to hypercortisolism and corticotropin-releasing hormone.

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A.E. Bennett Research Award. Developmental traumatology. Part I: Biological stress systems.

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A.E. Bennett Research Award. Developmental traumatology. Part II: Brain development.

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Normal CSF oxytocin and NPY levels in OCD.

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Alpha 2 adrenergic agonists. Neurochemistry, efficacy, and clinical guidelines for use in children.

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Shaken baby syndrome--a forensic pediatric response.

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Urinary catecholamine excretion in childhood overanxious and posttraumatic stress disorders.

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Nocturnal ACTH, cortisol, growth hormone, and prolactin secretion in prepubertal depression.

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Response to oCRH in depressed and nondepressed adolescents: does gender make a difference?

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Antinuclear antibodies and thyroid function in sexually abused girls.

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Urinary catecholamine excretion in sexually abused girls.

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Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysregulation in sexually abused girls.

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Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis dysregulation in sexually abused girls

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Diurnal variation of cerebrospinal fluid immunoreactive corticotropin-releasing hormone levels in healthy volunteers

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Facilitation of cocaine kindling by glucocorticoids in rats.

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Effects of the glucocorticoid antagonist RU 486 on pituitary-adrenal function in patients with anorexia nervosa and healthy volunteers: enhancement of plasma ACTH and cortisol secretion in underweight patients.

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Cerebrospinal fluid monoamine metabolites in fluoxetine-treated patients with major depression and in healthy volunteers.

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Association of fluoxetine treatment with reductions in CSF concentrations of corticotropin-releasing hormone and arginine vasopressin in patients with major depression.

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Benzodiazepine withdrawal delirium with catatonic features. Occurrence in patients with partial seizure disorders.

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