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Eric J. Lenze, MD

Current Position
Professor, Psychiatry

Specialty Areas
Geriatric Psychiatry

Additional Features & Interviews with Dr. Lenze:

Your Health Update: Winter Blues - See the Light

Patients Seen At
Barnes-Jewish Hospital South
One Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza , West Pavilion, Suite 15340, 15 Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
Fax:   314-362-7017
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
660 So. Euclid Avenue
Campus Box 8134
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
Treating persons aged 60 years and older with emotional problems including anxiety disorders and depression.

Board Certification
Geriatric Psychiatry -- Certified
Psychiatry -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: Biology and Philosophy, Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1990
M.D.: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1994
Residency: Psychiatry, Barnes-Jewish Hospital at Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1998
Clinical Fellowship: Geriatric Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 1999
Research Fellowship: Intervention Research Center for Late-Life Mood Disorders, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 2001
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2005-2013 (Best Doctors Inc.)

Editorial Responsibilities

Editorial Board
American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

Triage Editor
American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry

Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Aging and Mental Health
American Journal of Geriatric Health
American Journal of Psychiatry
Annals of Internal Medicine
Archives of General Psychiatry
Biological Psychiatry
Comprehensive Psychiatry
Current Psychiatry
Drugs and Aging
Expert Opinion on Drug Safety
International Psychogeriatrics
Journal of Affective Disorders
Journal of the American Geriatric Society
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Journal of Psychiatric Research
Journal of Psychosomatic Research
Mental Health and Aging
Pain Medicine
Perceptual and Motors Skills
Psychological Reports
Social Science and Medicine

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Fernandez KC, Langer JK, Rodebaugh TL, Jakatdar TA, Heimberg RG, Lenze EJ. Validation of the ambivalent and purposeful engagement--trait measure. Anxiety Stress Coping. 2014 May;27(3):317-34.

Cherry KM, Lenze EJ, Lang CE. Combining D-Cycloserine with motor training does not result in improved general motor learning in neurologically-intact people or in people with stroke. J Neurophysiol. 2014 Mar 26. [Epub ahead of print]

Joel I, Begley AE, Mulsant BH, Lenze EJ, Mazumdar S, Dew MA, Blumberger D, Butters M, Reynolds CF 3rd; IRL GREY Investigative Team. Dynamic prediction of treatment response in late-life depression. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2014 Feb;22(2):167-76.

Lenze EJ, Hickman S, Hershey T, Wendleton L, Ly K, Dixon D, Doré P, Wetherell JL. Mindfulness-based stress reduction for older adults with worry symptoms and co-occurring cognitive dysfunction. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2014 Feb 18.

Rosenberg A, Lenze EJ. More than just a pill. How to include psychosocial approaches sin the treatment of anxiety & depressive disorders. Mo Med. 2013 Nov-Dec;110(6):517-23. Review.

Garfield LD, Müller DJ, Kennedy JL, Mulsant BH, Reynolds CF 3rd, Teitelbaum SL, Civitelli R, Dixon D, Todorov AA, Lenze EJ. Genetic variation in the serotonin transporter and HTR1B receptor predicts reduced bone formation during serotonin reuptake inhibitor treatment in older adults. World J Biol Psychiatry. 2013 Sep 30. [Epub ahead of print]

Garfield LD, Dixon D, Nowotny P, Lotrich FE, Pollock BG, Kristjansson SD, Doré PM, Lenze EJ. Common Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor Side Effects in Older Adults Associated with Genetic Polymorphisms in the Serotonin Transporter and Receptors: Data from a Randomized Controlled Trial. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2013 Sep 7. pii: S1064-7481(13)00291-1.

Rodebaugh TL, Levinson CA, Lenze EJ. A high-throughput clinical assay for testing drug facilitation of exposure therapy. Depress Anxiety. 2013 Jul;30(7):631-7.

Shea ML, Garfield LD, Teitelbaum S, Civitelli R, Mulsant BH, Reynolds CF 3rd, Dixon D, Doré P, Lenze EJ. Serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor therapy in late-life depression is associated with increased marker of bone resorption. Osteoporos Int. 2013 May;24(5):1741-9.

Rodebaugh TL, Lenze EJ. Lessons learned from D-cycloserine: the promise and limits of drug facilitation of exposure therapy. J Clin Psychiatry. 2013 Apr;74(4):415-6.

Lenze EJ, Dixon D, Nowotny P, Lotrich FE, Doré PM, Pollock BG, Hinrichs AL, Butters MA. Escitalopram reduces attentional performance in anxious older adults with high-expression genetic variants at serotonin 2A and 1B receptors. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol. 2013 Mar;16(2):279-88.

Lenze EJ, Host HH, Hildebrand MW, Morrow-Howell N, Carpenter B, Freedland KE, Baum CA, Dixon D, Doré P, Wendleton L, Binder EF. Enhanced medical rehabilitation increases therapy intensity and engagement and improves functional outcomes in postacute rehabilitation of older adults: a randomized-controlled trial. J Am Med Dir Assoc. 2012 Oct;13(8):708-12.

Sylvester CM, Corbetta M, Raichle ME, Rodebaugh TL, Schlaggar BL, Sheline YI, Zorumski CF, Lenze EJ. Functional network dysfunction in anxiety and anxiety disorders. Trends Neurosci. 2012 Sep;35(9):527-35.

Lenze EJ, Wetherell JL. A lifespan view of anxiety disorders. Dialogues Clin Neurosci. 2011;13(4):381-99. Review.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. Eric J. Lenze.

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