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Eric J. Lenze, MD

Current Position
Professor, Psychiatry

Specialty Areas
Geriatric Psychiatry

Additional Features & Interviews with Dr. Lenze:

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Patients Seen At
Barnes-Jewish Hospital South
One Barnes Jewish Hospital Plaza , West Pavilion, Suite 15340, 15 Floor
St. Louis, MO  63110
314-286-1700
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

Reviewer
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

Recent or Selected Peer-Reviewed Articles
Wolitsky-Taylor K, Castriotta N, Lenze EJ, Stanley MA, Craske MG : Anxiety disorders in older adults: a comprehensive review. Depression and Anxiety 27: 190-211.2010

Lenze EJ, Wetherell JL : Anxiety disorders. New developments in old age. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 19: 301-304, 2011

Lenze EJ: Treating depression in older adults with dementia. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society 59: 754-755, 2011

Lenze EJ, Wetherell JL: A lifespan view of anxiety disorders. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience, 13: 381-399, 2011.

Reynolds CF, Dew MA, Martire LM, Miller MD, Cyranowski JM, Lenze EJ, Whyte EM, Mulsant BH, Pollock BG, Karp JF, Gildengers A, Szanto K, Dombrovski AY, Andreescu C, Butters MA, Morse JQ, Houck PR, Bensasi S, Mazumdar S, Stack JA, Frank E: Treating Depression to Remission in Older Adults: A Controlled Evaluation of Combined Escitalopram with Interpersonal Psychotherapy versus Escitalopram with Depression Care Management. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2010; 25:1134-1141.

Skidmore ER, Whyte EM, Becker JT, Holm MB, Butters MA, Dew MA, Lenze EJ. Cognitive and affective predictors of rehabilitation participation after stroke. Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2010; 91: 203-207.

Andreescu C, Butters M, Lenze EJ, Venkatraman VK, Nable M, Reynolds CF 3rd, Aizenstein HJ: fMRI activation in late-life anxious depression: a potential biomarker. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2009; 24(8):820-828.

Porensky EK, Dew MA, Karp JF, Skidmore ER, Rollman B, Shear MK, Lenze EJ: The burden of late-life generalized anxiety disorder: Effects on disability, health-related quality of life, and healthcare utilization. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2009; 17(6):473-482

Andreescu C, Lenze EJ, Mulsant BH, Wetherell JL, Begley AE, Mazumdar S, Reynolds CF: High worry severity is associated with poorer acute and maintenance efficacy of antidepressants in late-life depression. Depression and Anxiety 2009; 26(3): 266-272.

Talkowski JB, Lenze EJ, Munin MC, Harrison C, Brach J: Patient Participation and Physical Activity during Rehabilitation and Future Functional Outcomes in Patients following Hip Fracture.  Archives of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation 2009; 90:618-622.

Lenze EJ, Munin MC, Dew MA, Marin RS, Butters MA, Skidmore ER, Whyte EM, Begley AE, Reynolds CF: Apathy after hip fracture: a potential target for intervention to improve functional outcomes.  Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences 2009; 21(3): 271-8.

Weiss BJ, Calleo JS, Kunik ME, Rhoades HW, Novy D, Lenze EJ, Stanley MA: The Utility of the Generalized Anxiety Disorder Severity Scale with Older Adults in Primary Care. Depression and Anxiety 2009; 26(1): E10-15

Sheffrin M, Driscoll HC, Lenze EJ, Mulsant BH, Pollock BG, Miller MD, Butters MD, Dew MA, Reynolds CF: Getting to remission: use of aripiprazole for incomplete response in late-life depression. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 2009; 70(2):208-213

Whyte EM, Lenze EJ [Corresponding Author], Butters MA, Skidmore E, Koenig K, Dew MA, Penrod L, Mulsant BH, Pollock BG, Cabacungen L, Begley AE, Reynolds CF, Munin MC: Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors for the treatment of post-stroke cognitive impairment in the medical rehabilitation setting. Cerebrovascular Diseases 2008; 26:317-321

Andreescu C, Rollman B, Belnap B, Shear MK, Mazumdar S, Houck P, Lenze EJ: Generalized Anxiety Disorder Severity Scale (GADSS) validation in older adults. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2008; 16:813-818

Lenze EJ, Shardell M, Ferrell RE, Orwig D, Yu-Yahiro J, Hawkes W, Fredman L, Miller R, Magaziner J. Association of serotonin-1A and 2A receptor promoter polymorphisms with depressive symptoms and functional recovery in elderly persons after hip fracture. Journal of Affective Disorders 2008; 111(1):61-66

Peer-Reviewed Invited Papers
Wolitsky-Taylor K, Castriotta N, Lenze EJ, Stanley MA, Craske MG (2010): Anxiety disorders in older adults: a comprehensive review. Depression and Anxiety 27: 190-211.

Lenze EJ, Wetherell JL (2009): Bringing the bedside to the bench, and then to the community: a prospectus for intervention research in late-life anxiety disorders. International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 24: 1-14.

Lenze E, Sheffrin M, Driscoll HC, Mulsant BH, Pollock BG, Dew MA, Lotrich F, Devlin B, Bies R, Reynolds CF (2008): Incomplete response in late-life depression: Getting to remission. Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience 10: 419-430.

Lenze EJ, Mulsant BH: Biomarkers in geriatric psychiatry. American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry 2007; 15: 827-831.

Lenze EJ, Wetherell JL: Bringing the bedside to the bench, and then to the community: a prospectus for intervention research in late-life anxiety disorders. In press, International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

Reynolds CF, Dew MA, Lenze EJ, Whyte EM: Preventing depression in medical illness: a new lead? Archives of General Psychiatry 2007; 64: 884-885.

Karp JF, Lenze EJ, Solai LK, Rosen J, Reynolds CF (2006): Preventing depression in older adults. Clinical Neuropsychiatry: Journal of Treatment Evaluation 3: 69-80.

Wetherell JL, Lenze EJ, Stanley MA (2005): Evidence-based treatment of geriatric anxiety disorders. Psychiatric Clinics of North America 28: 871-896.

Whyte EM, Dew MA, Gildengers A, Lenze EJ, Bharucha A, Mulsant BH, Reynolds CF (2004): Time course of response to antidepressants in late-life major depression: Therapeutic Implications. Drugs and Aging 21(8):531-554.

Lenze EJ (2003): Comorbidity of depression and anxiety in the elderly. Current Psychiatry Reports 5(1): 62-67.

Book Chapters
Lenze EJ: Anxiety disorders. American Geriatric Society, Geriatrics Review Syllabus: A core curriculum in geriatric medicine, 8th edition, i

Lenze EJ: Anxiety Disorders. In Flaherty E, Resnick B, eds. Geriatric Nursing Review Syllabus: A Core Curriculum in Advanced Practice Geriatric Nursing. 3rd ed. New York:
American Geriatrics Society; 2011

Lenze EJ Editor and introduction to special report on geriatric mental health, Psychiatric Times, 2010

Lenze EJ, Wetherell JL, Andreescu C. Anxiety disorders. Chapter for American Psychiatric Press Textbook on Geriatric Neuropsychiatry, 3rd edition, in press.

Lenze EJ. Anxiety Disorders in the elderly. Chapter for American Psychiatric Association Textbook on Anxiety Disorders, 2009.

Lenze EJ: Anxiety. Springer Encyclopedia of Aging, Version 4, 2006.

Reynolds CF, Brown C, Cruz M, Detlefsen EG, Hall D, Homrok K, Kilbourne A, Lee B, Lenze E, Miller MD, Mulsant BH, Palmer J, Post EP, Shevchik G, Solano FX, Spence-Jones G, South-Paul J. Depression in old patients. Current Diagnosis and Treatment in Family Medicine 2004, pp 531-537.

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