Craig Nelson, MD

Title(s)Professor, Psychiatry
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    J. Craig Nelson, M.D. has been Professor of Psychiatry at UCSF since 2002. He holds the Leon J. Epstein Endowed Chair in Geriatric Psychiatry. He is Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Fellowship Program and Director of the Geriatric Psychiatry Clinic at UCSF. Prior to 2002 he was Professor of Psychiatry at the Yale University School of Medicine. Dr. Nelson is the past president of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology. He has published over 200 scientific articles, chapters, or books and has been listed in “Best Doctors in America” since its inception.

    Dr. Nelson completed his undergraduate training at Stanford University, his medical training at University of Wisconsin-Madison, and his psychiatry residency at Yale University School of Medicine. He is board certified in adult psychiatry and geriatric psychiatry.

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    1. Bickford D, Morin RT, Nelson JC, Mackin RS. Determinants of Suicide-related Ideation in Late Life Depression: Associations with Perceived Stress. Clin Gerontol. 2019 Sep 12; 1-9. PMID: 31514586.
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    2. Nelson JC. Comments on the Use of "Inappropriate" Antidepressants in Older Adults With Dementia and Major Depressive Disorder. Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2019 Aug; 27(8):806-808. PMID: 30904261.
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    3. Craig Nelson J. Management of Late-Life Depression. Handb Exp Pharmacol. 2019; 250:389-413. PMID: 30294764.
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    4. Nelson JC, Weiller E, Zhang P, Weiss C, Hobart M. Efficacy of adjunctive brexpiprazole on the core symptoms of major depressive disorder: A post hoc analysis of two pooled clinical studies. J Affect Disord. 2018 02; 227:103-108. PMID: 29055257.
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    5. Nelson JC. Minor Depression: Is it Important? How Should it be Treated? Am J Geriatr Psychiatry. 2016 08; 24(8):624-626. PMID: 27217256.
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    6. Nelson JC, Thase ME, Bellocchio EE, Rollin LM, Eudicone JM, McQuade RD, Marcus RN, Berman RM, Baker RA. Efficacy of adjunctive aripiprazole in patients with major depressive disorder who showed minimal response to initial antidepressant therapy. Int Clin Psychopharmacol. 2012 May; 27(3):125-33. PMID: 22466058.
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