John C. Markowitz, MD
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Dr. Markowitz conducts comparative treatment research, studying the benefits of psychotherapies and medications for people with depression, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD), and personality disorders. Dr. Markowitz has expertise in delivering many of these treatments, particlulary psychotherapies such as Interpersonal Psychotherapy (IPT) for depression and PTSD.
40 East 83rd Street
New York, NY 10028
Phone: (212) 288-3070
Fax: (212) 288-3071
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We are currently conducting research on psychotherapy for PTSD, depressed spouses of returning veterans, and depressed HIV-positive patients. We are completing a five year randomized controlled trial, funded by the National Institute of Mental Health, to evaluate the relative efficacy and mechanisms of three different kinds of psychotherapy for posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD): interpersonal psychotherapy, prolonged exposure, and relaxation therapy.
We are also conducting an open trial of interpersonal psychotherapy, a treatment with demonstrated benefit in treating major depression, for depressed spouses of veterans returning from Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.