Bruce M. Cohen, MD, PhD

Bruce M. Cohen, MD, PhD, is the Robertson-Steele Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School and director of the Program for Neuropsychiatric Research at McLean Hospital in Belmont, MA. He leads a group of investigators and clinicians seeking evidence from clinical, laboratory, and brain imaging studies to define mechanisms underlying mental health and illness and develop new treatments for psychiatric disorders. Dr. Cohen is the author of over 300 manuscripts of original research, and co-author of Living with Someone Who Has Bipolar Disorder: A Practical Guide for Family, Friends, and Co-Workers, which was written for a general audience. He has five granted patents and multiple awards for research, teaching, and clinical care.


Posts by Bruce M. Cohen, MD, PhD

Gene testing to guide antidepressant treatment: Has its time arrived?

Commercial gene tests claim to offer guidance in choosing appropriate medications to treat depression. As yet, no evidence supports this claim.