Darcy Raches, PhD

Darcy Raches, PhD

  • Clinical Neuropsychologist

Departments

Education

PhD – University of Houston, Houston, TX
MA – University of Houston, Houston, TX
BA – University of Southern Maine, Portland, ME

Clinical Interests

  • Neurological underpinnings of cognitive deficits associated with genetic disorders
  • Neurodevelopment and cognitive functioning in Neurofibromatosis-Type I
  • Cognitive effects of cancer and cancer treatments
  • Cognitive remediation following acute brain injury

Selected Publications

Raches, D, Hiscock, M, Chapieski, L (in press). Behavioral and academic problems in children with Sturge-Weber Syndrome: Differences between children with and without seizures. Epilepsy & Behavior

Raches D, Mazzocco MMM. The emergence and trajectory of mathematical difficulties in young children with Barth syndrome. Journal of Developmental and Behavioral Pediatrics 33:328-335, 2012. doi: 10.1097/DBP.0b013e31824c4090

Zuckerman M, Vaughan B, Whitney J, Dodds A, Yakhkind A, MacMillan C, Raches D, Pravdova I, DeMaso DR, Beardslee W, Gonzalez-Heydrich J. Tolerability of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in thirty-nine children under age seven: A retrospective chart review. In J.L.Luby and M.A. Riddle (Eds.), Advances in Preschool Psychopharmacology (pp.7-16, 2009). New Rochelle: Mary Ann Liebert, Inc..

Mrakotsky C, Masek B, Biederman J, Raches D, Hsin O, Forbes P, de Moor C, DeMaso DR, Gonzalez-Heydrich J. Prospective open-label pilot trial of mirtazapine in children and adolescents with social phobia. Journal of Anxiety Disorders 22:88-97, 2008.

Zuckerman M, Vaughan B, Whitney J, Dodds A, Yakhkind A, MacMillan C, Raches D, Pravdova I, DeMaso DR, Beardslee W, Gonzalez-Heydrich J. Tolerability of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors in thirty-nine children under age seven: A retrospective chart review. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology 17:165-174, 2007.

Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Pandina GJ, Fleisher CA, Hsin O, Raches D, Bourgeois BF, Biederman J. No seizure exacerbation from risperidone in youth with comorbid epilepsy and psychiatric disorders: a case series. Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology 14:295-310, 2004.

Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Raches D,Wilens T, Leichtner A, Mezzacappa E. Retrospective study of hepatic enzyme elevations in children treated with olanzapine, divalproex and their combination. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 42:1227-33, 2003.;

Bers MU, Gonzalez-Heydrich J, Raches D, DeMaso DR. Zora: A pilot virtual community in the pediatric dialysis unit. Studies in Health Technology and Informatics 84:800-4, 2001.

Last update: September 2012