Patrick J. McGrath, MD
Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Dr. McGrath is a specialist in the clinical psychopharmacology of mood and anxiety disorders. He is currently Co-Director of the Depression Evaluation Service at the New York State Psychiatric Institute which conducts research into all aspects of the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders. Special current research interests of Dr. McGrath's include pharmacogenetics, which is the effort to determine genetic determinants of response to antidepressant medications; brain imaging using positron emission tomography (PET) and functional magnetic ressonance imagaing (fMRI) to determine the biology of response to antidepressants; prediction of loss of response to antidepressant medication; and the effects of alcohol abuse and dependence on the response to antidepressants.
Herbert Pardes Building of the New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
New York, NY 10032
Phone: (212) 543-5764
Dr. McGrath's research has focussed on the clinical psychopharmacologic treatment of mood disorders, including anxiety and co-morbid substance use disorders such as alcoholism.
Major current projects include: A translational neuroscience study of combination of antidepressants to accelerate and enhance response; a preliminary trial of transdermal selegiline for bipolar depression.