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Dr. Timothy Wilens is Chief, Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Co-Director, Center for Addiction medicine at the MGH. He is also Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts. Dr. Wilens earned his BS in literature, science, and arts at the University of Michigan Honors College and his MD at the University of Michigan Medical School in Ann Arbor. His residency in child, adolescent, adult, and addiction psychiatry was completed at Massachusetts General Hospital under the auspices of Harvard Medical School in Boston.
Dr. Wilens' research interests include the relationship among attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), bipolar disorder, and substance use disorders; and the pharmacotherapy of ADHD and juvenile bipolar disorder across the lifespan. His peer-reviewed articles concerning these and related topics number more than 275, and are published in prestigious journals such as the American Journal of Psychiatry, Archives of General Psychiatry, and Pediatrics. Dr. Wilens has also published more than 80book chapters, and 300 abstracts and presentations for national and international scientific meetings.
Dr. Wilens is a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, serves as a scientific reviewer for 25journals, and is active in a number of other local and national professional societies. Dr. Wilens is named consistently among "The Best of Boston" in Child/Adult Psychiatry and "The Best Doctors in America."
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A systematic review of published studies on the use of medical cannabis in children and adolescents finds a notable lack of studies and a minimal number of the randomized, controlled trials needed to confirm the effectiveness of a treatment.
A follow up to a previous study finding an association between adolescent bipolar disorder and the incidence of cigarette smoking and substance use disorder finds that risk was even greater five years later, particularly among those with persistent bipolar symptoms.
A new study by Massachusetts General Hospital investigators finds that college students who misuse stimulant drugs are more likely to have attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder, conduct disorder or substance-use disorder than are students not misusing stimulants.
Timothy E. Wilens, MD, chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at MassGeneral Hospital for Children (MGHfC), was honored as the inaugural incumbent of the MGH Trustees Endowed Chair in Addiction Medicine.
The MGH Department of Psychiatry recently announced that Timothy E. Wilens, MD, has been named the new chief of the Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, effective Aug. 1.
Dr. Timothy Wilens, director of the Center for Addiction Medicine and Substance Abuse Services in Pediatric Psychopharmacology at MassGeneral for Children, discusses Molly, the new club drug that’s been associated with overdoses in New England.
The results of two long-term studies conducted by Massachusetts General Hospital researchers have shown that attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) significantly increases the risk of cigarette smoking and substance abuse in both boys and girls.
An analysis of more than 10 years of data confirms that ADHD alone significantly increases the risk of future cigarette smoking and substance abuse in both boys and girls.
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