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Antonacci,-Diana-web NEWDiana J. Antonacci, M. D.

Department of Psychiatric Medicine
905 Johns Hopkins Drive
Brody School of Medicine at ECU
Greenville, NC  27834

Phone: 252-744-2663
Fax: 252-744-2419
E-mailantonaccid@ecu.edu

Faculty Rank: Professor

Administrative Role: Director of Residency Training

Education:

1991-1993 Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, East Carolina University
1985-1986 Chief Residency in Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center
1982-1985 Residency in Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center
1979-1982 MD - Southern Illinois School of Medicine
1975-1979 University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign


Licensure: North Carolina, 1983; American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Psychiatry, 1988; American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 1994

Research Interests:
Diagnosis and treatment of "Atypical Psychosis" in mentally retarded individuals

Use of OPCRIT and other standardized instruments to make more accurate psychiatric diagnoses in the dually diagnosed.

Diagnosis and treatment of affective disorders in the mentally retarded

SSRI's and novel anti-psychotic medications in the treatment of the dually diagnosed

Recent Publications:
Antonacci, D.J.: Psycho-social adjustment after surgery for breast cancer.  Current Surgery, October 1991.

Antonacci, D. J., Swartz, C. M.: "Clozapine Treatment of Euphoric Mania", Anals of Clinical  Psychiatry, Vol. 7, No 4, 1995.

Ulzen, T., Antonacci, D. J., James, J. F.: Atypical Psychosis in the Mentally Retarded: A Review of Cases in a State Psychiatric Hospital, under editorial review.

Antonacci, D. J., Atypical Psychosis in the Mentally Retarded: Challenges to Diagnosis and Treatment.  The NADD Newsletter. January/February 1997.

Antonacci, D. J., Johnson, G. P., Rota J., Hurley, G: Crisis Prevention and Systems Consultation:  Let's Get Personal. The NADD Newsletter. July/August 1997.