Gustavo Adolfo Angarita-Africano M.D.

Instructor in Psychiatry; Assistant Inpatient Chief of the Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit (CNRU) at the Connecticut Mental Health Center (CMHC)

Departments & Organizations

Psychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center; Clinical Neuroscience Research Unit

Research Interests

Medications' Development for Cocaine and Stimulants' Use Disorders based on glutamatergic pathways; Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy; Remote Wireless Sensor Network Technologies for detection of cocaine use; Sleep and Cocaine more...


  • M.D., Universidad Militar Nueva Granada, 2002

Selected Publications

  • Pirard S, Sharon E, Kang S, Angarita GA, Gastfriend DR (2005). Prevalence of physical and sexual abuse among substance abuse patients and Impact on treatment outcomes. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 78(1): 57-64
  • Angarita GA, Reif S, Pirard S, Lee S, Sharon E, Gastfriend DR (2007). No-Show for treatment in substance abuse patients with comorbid symptomatology: validity results from a controlled trial of the ASAM Patient Placement Criteria. Journal of Addiction Medicine, 1(2): 79-87
  • Loebl T, Angarita GA, Pachas GN, Huang KL, Lee S, Logvinenko T, Evins AE (2008). A Double-Blind, Placebo-Controlled Trial of Long-Acting Risperidone in Cocaine Dependent Men. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 69(3): 480-6. PMID: 18294021



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