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Elliot C. Nelson, MD

Professor, Psychiatry

Specialty Areas

Adult Psychiatry

Board Certifications


Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Referral Information

Not Accepting New Patients

Areas of Clinical Interest

Psychiatry, neurology, obsessive compulsive disorder in children, affective disorders, social phobia and alcoholism, tourette syndrome, depressive disorder, bipolar disease

  • Location(s)
  • Education
  • Publication & Research



Central Institute for the Deaf

4560 Clayton Ave
St. Louis, MO 63110

Office Phone: 314-286-2244
Fax: 314-286-2320



Residency: Psychiatry, Barnes Hospital, St. Louis, Missouri 1990
Medical School: University Of Illinois College of Medicine, Urbana, Illinois 1986
B.A.: Natural Science, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, Maryland 1982

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Nelson EC, Heath AC, Madden PA, Cooper ML, Dinwiddie SH, Bucholz KK, Glowinski A, McLaughlin T, Dunne MP, Statham DJ, Martin NG, (2002 Feb). Association between self-reported childhood sexual abuse and adverse psychosocial outcomes: results from a twin study. Arch. Gen. Psychiatry. 59(2): 139-45.  

Agrawal A, Nelson EC, Littlefield AK, Bucholz KK, Degenhardt L, Henders AK, Madden PA, Martin NG, Montgomery GW, Pergadia ML, Sher KJ, Heath AC, Lynskey MT, (2012 Jul). Cannabinoid receptor genotype moderation of the effects of childhood physical abuse on anhedonia and depression. Arch. Gen. Psychiatry. 69(7): 732-40.  

Nelson EC, Lynskey MT, Heath AC, Wray N, Agrawal A, Shand FL, Henders AK, Wallace L, Todorov AA, Schrage AJ, Saccone NL, Madden PA, Degenhardt L, Martin NG, Montgomery GW, (2013 Mar). ANKK1, TTC12, and NCAM1 polymorphisms and heroin dependence: importance of considering drug exposure. JAMA Psychiatry. 70(3): 325-33.  

Nelson EC, Lynskey MT, Heath AC, Wray N, Agrawal A, Shand FL, Henders AK, Wallace L, Todorov AA, Schrage AJ, Madden PA, Degenhardt L, Martin NG, Montgomery GW, (2014 Jan). Association of OPRD1 polymorphisms with heroin dependence in a large case-control series. Addict Biol. 19(1): 111-21.  

Hancock DB, Levy JL, Gaddis NC, Glasheen C, Saccone NL, Page GP, Hulse GK, Wildenauer D, Kelty EA, Schwab SG, Degenhardt L, Martin NG, Montgomery GW, Attia J, Holliday EG, McEvoy M, Scott RJ, Bierut LJ, Nelson EC, Kral AH, Johnson EO, (2015 Oct). Cis-Expression Quantitative Trait Loci Mapping Reveals Replicable Associations with Heroin Addiction in OPRM1. Biol. Psychiatry. 78(7): 474-84.  

Nelson EC, Agrawal A, Heath AC, Bogdan R, Sherva R, Zhang B, Al-Hasani R, Bruchas MR, Chou YL, Demers CH, Carey CE, Conley ED, Fakira AK, Farrer LA, Goate A, Gordon S, Henders AK, Hesselbrock V, Kapoor M, Lynskey MT, Madden PA, Moron JA, Rice JP, Saccone NL, Schwab SG, Shand FL, Todorov AA, Wallace L, Wang T, Wray NR, Zhou X, Degenhardt L, Martin NG, Hariri AR, Kranzler HR, Gelernter J, Bierut LJ, Clark DJ, Montgomery GW, (2016 May). Evidence of CNIH3 involvement in opioid dependence. Mol. Psychiatry. 21(5): 608-14.