Eric Lenze

Wallace and Lucille K Renard Professor of Psychiatry

  • 7469 Citations
1992 …2020

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Research interests

Eric Lenze, M.D., is a geriatric psychiatrist and Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry at Washington University School of Medicine. Dr. Lenze's research focus is treatment of anxiety disorders and depression in elderly persons. He has received NIMH grants to examine the treatment of depression in medically ill elderly, pharmacotherapy of late-life Generalized Anxiety Disorder, and genetic predictors of late-life depression in the context of medical illness.

Areas of Clinical Interest

Treating persons aged 60 years and older with emotional problems including anxiety disorders and depression.


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Research Output

Action at a Distance: Geriatric Research during a Pandemic

Nicol, G. E., Piccirillo, J. F., Mulsant, B. H. & Lenze, E. J., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : Journal of the American Geriatrics Society.

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  • 15 Scopus citations

    A Framework for Advancing Precision Medicine in Clinical Trials for Mental Disorders

    Lenze, E. J., Rodebaugh, T. L. & Nicol, G. E., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : JAMA psychiatry.

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    3 Scopus citations

    A Qualitative Study of Perioperative Depression and Anxiety in Older Adults

    Abraham, J., Meng, A., Siraco, S., Kannampallil, T., Politi, M. C., Baumann, A. A., Lenze, E. J. & Avidan, M. S., Jan 1 2020, (Accepted/In press) In : American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry.

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  • Augmenting computerized cognitive training with vortioxetine for age-related cognitive decline: A randomized controlled trial

    Lenze, E. J., Stevens, A., Waring, J. D., Pham, V. T., Haddad, R., Shimony, J., Miller, J. P. & Bowie, C. R., Jun 2020, In : American Journal of Psychiatry. 177, 6, p. 548-555 8 p.

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  • 3 Scopus citations

    Author Correction: Report from a multidisciplinary meeting on anxiety as a non-motor manifestation of Parkinson’s disease (npj Parkinson's Disease, (2019), 5, 1, (30), 10.1038/s41531-019-0102-8)

    Pontone, G. M., Dissanayaka, N., Apostolova, L., Brown, R. G., Dobkin, R., Dujardin, K., Friedman, J. H., Leentjens, A. F. G., Lenze, E. J., Marsh, L., Mari, L., Monchi, O., Richard, I. H., Schrag, A., Strafella, A. P., Vernaleo, B., Weintraub, D. & Mari, Z., Dec 1 2020, In : npj Parkinson's Disease. 6, 1, 10.

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    Open Access