Charles Henry, MD is a child and adolescent psychiatrist at the Lurie Center for Autism, a multidisciplinary program that treats children, adolescents and adults with autism spectrum and other neurodevelopmental disorders.
Dr. Henry is a child, adolescent, and adult psychiatrist who specializes in the treatment of patients with developmental disorders. After completing his training in 2001 at the Cambridge Hospital Child Fellowship Program, he joined the faculty at MGH and HMS. He has been a psychiatrist at the Lurie Center since completing his fellowship.
Over the last ten years, Dr. Henry conducted research and provided clinical care for children with autism. He is frequently consulted on the psychopharmacologic treatment of these patients and has participated nationally in the development of evidence-based guidelines for the management of symptoms associated with autism. At the Lurie Center, Dr. Henry provides regular supervision for neurologists and pediatricians on the psychiatric care of patients with autism and other developmental disorders. He frequently gives talks to lay and professional audiences on autism spectrum disorders.
Dr. Henry is involved in the teaching of medical students and residents of various specialties at the Lurie Center as they rotate through the clinic on an elective basis Dr. Henry also provides services at the MGH Child Psychiatry Outpatient Clinic where he supervises residents emphasizing both psychopharmacologic and psychodynamic perspectives with a particular emphasis on the understanding of parental limit setting failures in children with disruptive behavior disorders.
In addition to providing clinical care, administrative oversight, and teaching, Dr. Henry has conducted clinical research on the psychopharmacology of autism. He has received funding from the Casa Colina Foundation that has supported investigations on the effectiveness of serotonin reuptake inhibitors in autistic children. He has also participated in multicenter clinical trials investigating the effects of aripiprazole on irritability in these patients. During his child fellowship, Dr. Henry was granted a Livingston Award through HMS to examine self-awareness and neurocognitive measures in schizophrenic patients being treated with olanzapine. Research funding has resulted in multiple first-author publications and abstract presentations.
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