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Director, Child and Adolescent Forensic Psychiatry Service

Associate Professor, UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience



Board Certified

My Biography & Research


Dr. Barzman’s most significant professional achievements include helping children and families, research, and mentoring undergraduate and graduate students.

Clinical Interests

Child and adolescent forensic psychiatry

Research Interests

Child and adolescent forensic psychiatry; prevention of violence in youth; neuroimaging in children and adolescents; genetics; pediatric clinical trials

Academic Affiliation

Associate Professor, UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience


Psychiatry, Psychiatry

My Locations

My Education

MD: Buffalo, School of Medicine, State University of New York, 1997.

Residency: Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC, 1997-2001.

Fellowship: Forensic Fellow, Department of Psychiatry, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH, 2001-2002.

Fellowship: Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center, 2002-2004.

Licensure: State of Ohio Medical License, 2001.

Certifications: Psychiatry, 2002; Forensic Psychiatry, 2003; Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 2004; Dr. Barzman successfully passed the Maintenance of Certification Examination in Psychiatry, Forensic Psychiatry, and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in April 2011. 

Recertification: Passed Modular Examination for Maintenance of Certification in the Specialty of Psychiatry and the Subspecialties of Forensic Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in April 2011.

My Publications

Barzman D, Mossman D, Appel K, Blom T, Strawn J, Ekhator N, Patel B, DelBello M, Sorter M, Klein D, Geracioti T. The Association Between Salivary Hormone Levels and Children’s Inpatient Aggression: A Pilot Study. Psychiatr Q. 2013 Dec;84(4):475-84.

Barzman D, Mossman D, Sonnier L, Sorter M. Brief Rating of Aggression by Children and Adolescents (BRACHA): A Reliability Study. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2012;40(3):374-82.

Barzman D, Brackenbury L, Sonnier L, Schnell B, Cassedy A, Salisbury S, Sorter M, Mossman D. Brief Rating of Aggression by Children and Adolescents (BRACHA): Development of a Tool to Assess Risk of Inpatients’ Aggressive Behavior. J Am Acad Psychiatry Law. 2011;39(2):170-9.

Barzman D, Patel A, Sonnier L, Strawn J. Neuroendocrine Aspects of Pediatric Aggression: Can Hormone Measures Be Clinically Useful? Neuropsychiatr Dis Treat. 2010;6:691-7.

Brackenbury L, Barzman D, Dunseith Neal. Evaluating Forensic Interviewing of Children in Sexual Abuse Cases: Guidelines for the Forensic Psychiatrist. Am J Forensic Psychiatry. 2009;30 (2).

Barzman DH, Findling RL. Pharmacological treatment of pathologic aggression in children. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2008 Apr;20(2):151-7. 

Barzman DH, Delbello MP, Fleck DE, Lehmkuhl H, Strakowski SM. Rates, types, and psychosocial correlates of legal charges in adolescents with newly diagnosed bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disorders. 2007;9(4):339-44.

Barzman DH, DelBello MP, Adler CM, Stanford KE, Strakowski SM. The Efficacy and Tolerability of Quetiapine versus Divalproex for the Treatment of Impulsivity and Reactive Aggression in Adolescents with Co-occurring Bipolar Disorder and Disruptive Behavior Disorder(s). J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2006;16(6):665-70.

DelBello MP, Kowatch RA, Adler CM, Stanford KE, Welge JA., Barzman DH, Nelson E, Strakowski SM. A double-blind randomized pilot study comparing quetiapine and divalproex for adolescent mania. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2006;45:305-13.

Barzman DH, DelBello MP, Kowatch RA, Gernert B, Fleck DE, Pathak S, Rappaport K, Delgado SV, Pamela Campbell, Strakowski SM. The effectiveness and tolerability of aripiprazole for pediatric bipolar disorders: a retrospective chart review. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2004;14:593-600.