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Charles R. Conway, MD

Current Position
Professor, Psychiatry

Specialty Areas
Adult Psychiatry
Mood Disorders

Additional Features & Interviews with Dr. Conway:
Ask the Expert - Ladue News: How Mood Affects Your Health

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
Vagus nerve stimulation for treatment resistant depression, bipolar disorder, mood disorders.

Areas of Research Interest
Mood disorders, treatment-resistant depression, mechanism of action of neurostimulation treatments, and bipolar disorders.

Board Certification
Psychiatry -- Certified

Medical Education
B.A.: Psychology, St. Louis University, St. Louis, Missouri, 1987
Medical Degree: University of Missouri-Columbia, Columbia, Missouri, 1995
Residency: Psychiatry, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, 1999
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2006-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Editorial Responsibilities

Ad-Hoc Reviewer
American Journal of Psychiatry
Biological Psychiatry
Bipolar Disorders
International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Conway CR, Chibnall JT, Cumming P, Mintun MA, Gebara MA, Perantie DC, Price JL, Cornell ME, McConathy JE, Gangwani S, Sheline YI. Antidepressant response to aripiprazole augmentation associated with enhanced FDOPA utilization in striatum: a preliminary PET study. Psychiatry Res. 2014 Mar 30;221(3):231-9.

Conway CR, Chibnall JT, Gebara MA, Price JL, Snyder AZ, Mintun MA, Craig AD, Cornell ME, Perantie DC, Giuffra LA, Bucholz RD, Sheline YI. Association of cerebral metabolic activity changes with vagus nerve stimulation antidepressant response in treatment-resistant depression. Brain Stimul. 2013 Sep;6(5):788-97.

Aaronson ST, Carpenter LL, Conway CR, Reimherr FW, Lisanby SH, Schwartz TL, Moreno FA, Dunner DL, Lesem MD, Thompson PM, Husain M, Vine CJ, Banov MD, Bernstein LP, Lehman RB, Brannon GE, Keepers GA, O'Reardon JP, Rudolph RL, Bunker M. Vagus nerve stimulation therapy randomized to different amounts of electrical charge for treatment-resistant depression: acute and chronic effects. Brain Stimul. 2013 Jul;6(4):631-40.

Conway CR, Chibnall JT, Gangwani S, Mintun MA, Price JL, Hershey T, Giuffra LA, Bucholz RD, Christensen JJ, Sheline YI. Pretreatment cerebral metabolic activity correlates with antidepressant efficacy of vagus nerve stimulation in treatment-resistant major depression: a potential marker for response? J Affect Disord. 2012 Aug;139(3):283-90.

Conway CR, Sheline YI, Chibnall JT, Bucholz RD, Price JL, Gangwani S, Mintun MA. Brain blood-flow change with acute vagus nerve stimulation in treatment-refractory major depressive disorder. Brain Stimul. 2012 Apr;5(2):163-71.

Conway CR, Gebretsadik MD, Bucholz RD. Marked Response to VNS in a Post-Cingulotomy Patient: Implications for the Mechanism of Action of VNS in TRD. CNS Spectr. 2011 Jun;16(6):135-41.

Conway CR, Chibnall JT, Tait RC. Vagus nerve stimulation for depression: a case of a broken lead, depression relapse, revision surgery, and restoration of patient response. Brain Stimul. 2008 Jul;1(3):227-8.

Conway CR, Ziaee L, Langenfeld SJ. Ephedrine-induced emergence of bipolar symptoms. Bipolar Disord. 2006 Apr;8(2):204-5. No abstract available.

Conway CR, Sheline YI, Chibnall JT, George MS, Fletcher JW, Mintun MA. Cerebral blood flow changes during vagus nerve stimulation for depression. Psychiatry Res. 2006 Mar 31;146(2):179-84. Epub 2006 Feb 28.

Conway CR, Chibnall JT, Nelson LA, McGuire JM, Abraham PF, Baram VY, Grossberg GT, Carroll BJ. An open-label trial of adjunctive oxcarbazepine for bipolar disorder. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2006 Feb;26(1):95-7. No abstract available.

Conway CR, McGuire JM, Baram VY. Nefazodone-induced liver failure. J Clin Psychopharmacol. 2004 Jun;24(3):353-4. No abstract available.

Conway CR, Bollini AM, Graham BG, Keefe RS, Schiffman SS, McEvoy JP. Sensory acuity and reasoning in delusional disorder. Compr Psychiatry. 2002 May-Jun;43(3):175-8.

Conway CR, Nelson LA. The combined use of bupropion, lithium, and venlafaxine during ECT: a case of prolonged seizure activity. J ECT. 2001 Sep;17(3):216-8.

Steffens DC, Conway CR, Dombeck CB, Wagner HR, Tupler LA, Weiner RD. Severity of subcortical gray matter hyperintensity predicts ECT response in geriatric depression. J ECT. 2001 Mar;17(1):45-9.

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

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