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Department of Psychiatry Faculty

Photo: James Abelson, M.D., Ph.D.

James Abelson, M.D., Ph.D.

Contact Information


Primary Programs/Services:
Ambulatory - Stress, Anxiety and Personality


  • Research fellowship in anxiety disorders
  • Residency in psychiatry
  • University of Michigan (M.D. 1984)
  • Michigan State University (Ph.D. in clinical psychology 1980)
  • Oberlin College

Clinical Interest:

  • Value of psychological and pharmacological treatments and the most effective ways to combine these approaches to help people suffering from anxiety
  • Anxiety disorders (panic, obsessive-compulsive, social and specific phobias)
  • General Adult psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy, and pharmacotherapy

Research Interest:

  • Psychobiology of stress and anxiety

Academic Appointment:

  • Professor of Psychiatry, Medical School
  • Director, Anxiety Disorders Program