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    • Positions
    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Psychiatry
    • ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR | Neuroscience
    • Specialty
    • Psychiatry
    • Language
    • English
    • Hospital Affiliation
    • The Mount Sinai Hospital
Dr. James Murrough is Assistant Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience and Director of the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Program at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. Dr. Murrough received his Bachelor of Science in neuroscience and behavioral biology from Emory University in Atlanta and his Medical degree from Tufts University School of Medicine in Boston. He completed his residency training in Psychiatry at Mount Sinai and a research fellowship in experimental therapeutics and clinical neuroscience in mood disorders, also at Mount Sinai. Dr. Murrough received a Career Development Award from NIMH and a Clinical Scientist Development Award from the Doris Duke Charitable Foundation. Dr. Murrough conducts clinical and translational research focused on the development of novel therapeutics and on characterizing alterations in neurocircuitry underlying mood and anxiety disorders. His research includes functional brain imaging approaches to discover the mechanisms of rapidly acting antidepressants. The overall goal of this program of research is to increase the understanding of mechanisms of illness in these disorders in order to identify novel, more effective treatments for patients.

Key Words: depression, bipolar disorder, post traumatic stress disorder, psychopharmacology, antidepressants, functional neuroimaging

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Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

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Residency, Psychiatry
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