Triple Board Faculty

Richard DaltonRichard F. Dalton, MD

Current Positions:
Professor of Psychiatry
Clinical Professor of Pediatrics
Mental Health Rehabilitation Option Program
Medical Director, La Office of Mental Health

Phone: (504) 988-5402
Fax: (504) 988-4264

Education and Training:
University of Southwestern Louisiana: 1971 B.S.
L.S.U. School of Medicine: 1975 M.D.
Duke University School of Medicine: 1978 Residency in General Psychiatry
Duke University School of Medicine: 1979 Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Years at Tulane:
Since 1983.

Research Interests:
My academic interests include the evaluation of treatment outcome following both inpatient and outpatient care for both children and adolescents. I am especially interested in the interplay between specific axis I pathology in childhood and later developing character pathology in older adolescents and adults. Understanding some of the specific issues in object relations development (e.g., how children learn to tolerate frustration and how a disruption in that learning creates problems for later development) and the connection between these issues and the development of the autobiographical narrative is an interest of mine. I am also interested in teaching residents and medical students various aspects of psychiatry and general medicine. My research focus is on mental health assessment and treatment outcome in juvenile justice secure facilities for children and adolescents as well as racial disparities in mental health care provision.

Selected Publications:
Dalton, R. (2007): The Development of Sexual Behavior; Psychologic Treatment of Children and Adolescents (with Neil Boris; p. 105-110); Psychosomatic Illness (p. 110-113); Vegetative Disorders (with Neil Boris, p. 113-115) ; Habit and Tic Disorders (with Mary Margaret Gleason and Neil Boris; p. 115-117); Anxiety Disorders (with Brian Stafford and Neil Boris: P. 117-121); Suicide and Attempted Suicide (with Neil Boris; p. 124-127); Disruptive Behavioral Disorders (with Neil Boris; p. 131-133); Pervasive Developmental Disorders and Childhood Psychosis (with Prachi Shah and Neil Boris; p. 133-139) . In R. Behrman, R. Kliegman, & H. Jenson, (Eds.), Nelson Textbook of Pediatrics(18th Edition), Philadelphia, W.B. Saunders.

Dalton , R., Evans, L., Cruise, K. Feinstein, R. & Kendrick, R. (2009). Race and Ethnic Differences in Mental Health Service Utilization in a Secure Juvenile Justice Facility. Journal of Offender Rehabilitation. 47:1-12.

Dalton , R., Scheeringa, M., Zeanah, C. (2008). Did the prevalence of PTSD following Hurricane Katrina match a rapid need’s assessment prediction? A template for future planning after a large-scale disaster. Psychiatric Annals, 38:1-7.


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