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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry Grand Rounds Speaker


     Markus Kruesi, M.D.

Markus J. P. Kruesi is a Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Medical University of South Carolina.  Dr. Kruesi, MD, is  child and adolescent psychiatrist who serves as Director of the Youth Division and Training Director, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry.  HI research examines influences on aggression (including suicidal behavior) and disruptive behavior disorders (e.g. conduct disorder, ADHD).  His current research uses magnetic resonance imaging to examine brain anatomy and function in conduct disorder.  He is a co-author of an emergency department protocol for adolescent suicide/homicide prevention, which was rated effective by the SPRC Registry of Evidence-Based Suicide Prevention Programs.
         At the completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
          1) Identify an evolutionary biology conceptualization of conduct disorder.
   2) Identify anatomic and functional areas implicated in the neurobiology of conduct disorder.

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