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Roy Howard Perlis, MD

Medical Director, Bipolar Clinic and Research Program

  • Phone: 617-724-7426
Department of Psychiatry
Clinical Interests
Major depression
Bipolar disorder
Boston: Massachusetts General Hospital
Medical Education
MD, Harvard Medical School
Residency, Massachusetts General Hospital
Board Certifications
Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
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Patient Age Group
Accepting New Patients
Accepting New Patients

In General: 05.06.11

In General awards and honors

Antidepressants and the effects on heart rhythms

Roy Perlis, MD, MSc, director of the MGH Psychiatry Center for Experimental Drugs and Diagnostics, explains a recent study published in the journal BMJ that he led and outlines what it means for people who take antidepressant medications.

Psychotic-like symptoms associated with poor outcomes in patients with depression

Among patients with depression, the presence of symptoms associated with bipolar disorder does not appear to be associated with treatment resistance, according to a study from MGH investigators. However, many patients with depression also report psychotic-like symptoms, such as hearing voices or believing they are being spied on or plotted against, and those patients are less likely to respond to treatment.

Mass. General study clarifies antidepressant contribution to arrhythmia risk

An analysis of the medical records of more than 38,000 patients by MGH investigators clarifies the contribution of citalopram and other antidepressants to lengthening of the QT interval, an aspect of the heart's electrical activity that – when prolonged – may increase the risk of dangerous arrhythmias.

Study calls into question link between prenatal antidepressant exposure and autism risk

Previous studies that have suggested an increased risk of autism among children of women who took antidepressants during pregnancy may actually reflect the known increased risk associated with severe maternal depression.

Bipolar Clinic and Research Program
50 Staniford Street
Suite 580
Boston, MA 02114-2517

Phone: 617-724-7426
Fax: 617-726-6768

Bipolar Clinic and Research Program
50 Staniford Street
Suite 580
Boston, MA 02114-2517

Phone: 617-724-7426
Fax: 617-726-6768

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