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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

Psychiatry Grand Rounds Speaker


         Ziad Nahas, M.D., M.S.C.R.  


Dr. Nahas received his Medical Degree from Saint Joseph University in Lebanon. He then completed an internship in Psychiatry at Institut Paul Silvadon and Hopital Charles Foix in Paris, France. Dr. Nahas moved to Houston, Texas in 1993 as a resident in Psychiatry at Baylor College of Medicine. He joined MUSC in 1997 where he completed a research fellowship in Functional Neuroimaging and Psychopharmacology and later a Master of Science in Clinical Research. Dr. Nahas is currently an Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, the Medical Director of the Brain Stimulation Laboratory and the Director of the newly created Mood Disorder Program at the Institute of Psychiatry.  

Dr. Nahas' scientific interest lies in translational neuropsychiatric research in mood dysregulation and depressive disorders. His current studies involve investigations of brain stimulation technologies (Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation, Vagus Nerve Stimulation and Deep Brain Stimulation), functional neuroimaging and basic animal model of depression. In addition, he is actively involved in bridging psychoanalytical concepts and affective neurosciences.

         At the completion of this session, the participant should be able to:
       1) Learn about new form of brain stimulation technology and its application in treatment
    resistant depression
2) Identify key cortical prefrontal regions implicated in mood dysregulation
3) Relate the preliminary findings to results from other brain stimulation modalities
4) Identify new research directions.

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