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Psychiatry

Psychopharmacology Program

Mental health care that's collaborative, thoughtful and complete

For many patients, the most effective psychiatric treatment involves the thoughtful combination of regular therapy and carefully prescribed medication. At Tufts Medical Center, the highly trained physicians and other clinicians in our Department of Psychiatry work together to provide comprehensive pharmacological (medication-based) treatment to people with depression, anxiety, schizophrenia and other mental health concerns.

As our patient, you will have access to weekly individual or group therapy sessions with our department’s skilled psychiatrists and psychologists, as well as regular appointments with a psychiatrist who will monitor your overall care. Additionally, our team of experts from multiple disciplines  meets periodically to discuss your treatment plan so you receive the highest level of coordinated and collaborative care.

A specialized approach to psychiatry involving inflammation

Exceptional psychiatric care means staying at the forefront of new therapeutic options. Tufts Medical Center’s Psychopharmacology Program offers a unique approach to mental health not found at most other hospitals. Led by Gregory Oxenkrug, MD, PhD, the program has a special focus on the role inflammation can play in psychiatric disorders.

Our research, often performed by Dr. Oxenkrug, suggests that inflammatory diseases such as psoriasis, hepatitis C, inflammatory bowel disease and acne — as well as the aging process itself — can influence mental health. Working with your primary-care physician and our colleagues in specialties like dermatology and gastroenterology, we determine if your psychiatric condition has an inflammatory component. Based on the results, we may recommend adding an anti-inflammatory medication to increase the effectiveness of your psychopharmacological treatment plan.

Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH

Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH

Title(s): Director, Mood Disorder Clinic; Director, Psychopharmacology Consultation Clinic; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Psychiatry
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5766
Fax #: 617-636-4852

Adult psychiatry

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Gregory F. Oxenkrug, MD, PhD

Gregory F. Oxenkrug, MD, PhD

Title(s): Director of Psychiatry and Inflammation Program; Professor, Tufts University School of Medicine
Department(s): Psychiatry
Appt. Phone: 617-636-5766
Fax #: 617-636-4852

Circadian rhythm disorders, adult general psychiatry, psychopharmacology

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