Cenk Tek MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry; Director, Psychosis Program, CMHC

Departments & Organizations

Office of Student ResearchPsychiatry: Connecticut Mental Health Center; Specialized Treatment for Early Psychosis (STEP) Program; Psychosis Program at Yale

Research Interests

Schizophrenia; Psycho-pharmacology; Cognitive neuroscience; Translational neuroscience; Working memory; Cognitive impairment in schizophrenia; Medical comorbidities in schizophrenia; Obesity and mental illness; Human reward mechanisms and appetite regulation more...


  • M.D., Hacettepe University Faculty of Medicine, 1991

Selected Publications

  • Chwastiak LA, Tek C. The unchanging mortality gap for people with schizophrenia. Lancet. 2009 Aug 22;374(9690):590-2
  • Jean-Baptiste M, Tek C*, Liskov E, Chakunta UR, Nicholls S, Hassan AQ, Brownell KD, Wexler BE. A pilot study of a weight management program with food provision in schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2007 Nov;96(1-3):198-205.
  • Kirkpatrick B, Tek C. Schizophrenia: Clinical Features and Psychopathology Concepts; in Kaplan and Sadock’s Comprehensive Textbook of Psychiatry/VIIIth ed. Eds: Sadock BJ and Sadock VA, Lippincott Williams and Wilkins, Philadelphia, 2005



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