Journal of Depression and Anxiety

Journal of Depression and Anxiety
Open Access

ISSN: 2167-1044

+44 1223 790975

Philip R. Muskin

Philip R. Muskin
Columbia University Medical Center USA


Philip R. Muskin, MD is professor of psychiatry and chief of Consultation-­â€Liaison Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center. He is a graduate of Cornell University (BA in Neurobiology), The Graduate Faculty of the New School for Social Research (MA in Experimental Psychology), New York Medical College (MD), and Columbia University (Certificate in Psychoanalysis). He completed his psychiatric residency and a fellowship in Therapeutics at the New York State Psychiatric Institute, and completed an NIMH fellowship in in Consultation-­â€Liaison Psychiatry at Columbia University Medical Center. He has published more than 90 articles and book chapters on topics including mood disorders and AIDS, the psychodynamics of the failure of empathy towards patients with AIDS, panic disorder, treatment of anxiety and depression in medically ill patients, maladaptive denial of physical illness, personality disorders in the primary care setting, the role of religiosity in patients’ decisions regarding do-­â€not-­â€ resuscitate status, the psychodynamics of physician-­â€assisted suicide, the decision making capacity of medically ill patients, and inpatient collaborative care. He is the editor of Complementary and Alternative Medicine and Psychiatry, published by American Psychiatric Publishing (2000), one of the editors of Psychosocial Treatment for Medical Conditions (2003), an editor of Psychological Effect of Catastrophic Disasters: Group Approaches to Treatment (2006), one of the authors of How to Use Herbs, Neutraceuticals and Yoga in Mental Health Care (2009) and an editor of The Neuropsychiatry of Headache (2013). He is the editor of the Self-­â€Examination guide to DSM-­â€5, published by American Psychiatric Publishing (2013) and has edited three other self-­â€examination guides (Textbooks of Psychiatry, Personality Disorders, Substance Abuse Treatment). Dr. Muskin has received many academic awards, including Outstanding Teacher of the Year at the New York State Psychiatric Institute on three separate occasions, the Association for Academic Psychiatry Lifetime Achievement Award, the Society for Liaison Psychiatry Award for outstanding contributions to the field of Consultation-­â€Liaison Psychiatry and the APA’s Irma Bland Award for Residency Teaching. Dr. Muskin is a distinguished life fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Fellow of the Academy for Psychosomatic Medicine, and a Distinguished Life Fellow of the Association for Academic Psychiatry. He was the first chair of the APA Council on Psychosomatic Medicine. He was a member of the Scientific Program Committee of the American Psychiatric Association starting 1990 and served as chair for the 2001, 2002, 2014 and 2015 meetings.

Research Interest

Neurobiology and Behavior, Psychoanalysis, Internal Medicine