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Michael Bloch, MD, MS

Associate Professor in the Child Study Center; Co-Director and Co-Founder of the Pediatric Depression Clinic, Child Study Center; Co-Director of the T32 Postdoctoral Research Fellowship in Childhood Neuropsychiatric Disorders, Child Study Center; Associate Director, Albert J. Solnit Integrated Training Program, Child Study Center; Co-Director of the Tic and OCD Program, Child Study Center

Research Summary

Michael H. Bloch's research interests focus on studying Tourette syndrome (TS), Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD), Trichotillomania (TTM) across the lifespan and depression and anxiety in pediatric patients. His research focuses on developing better treatments for children and adults with these conditions and improving the evidence to personalize treatment (e.g. determine which patients respond best to which treatments)

Specialized Terms: Tourette syndrome; Obsessive-compulsive disorder; Trichotillomania, Psychopharmacology, Depression

Extensive Research Description

Michael H. Bloch, M.D., M.S. graduated from Yale School of Medicine and completed his child and adult psychiatry training at Yale. He is currently an Associate Professor at the Yale Child Study Center. His research focuses on evidence-based medicine and developing improved treatments for individuals with mental illness across the lifespan using clinical trials and meta-analysis. His clinical and research interests concentrate on depression, anxiety, Tourette syndrome, ADHD, trichotillomania and OCD across the lifespan. He has published over 125 peer-reviewed manuscripts and was co-editor of the fifth edition of the Lewis Textbook of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of the American Academy of Child Psychiatry, Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology and Depression and Anxiety.


Research Interests

Anxiety; Attention Deficit Disorder with Hyperactivity; Child Psychiatry; Depression; Tourette Syndrome; Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder; Psychopharmacology; Trichotillomania; Meta-Analysis

Selected Publications

Clinical Trials

ConditionsStudy Title
Children's Health; Diseases of the Nervous SystemEcopipam Tablets to Study Tourette's Syndrome in Children and Adolescents (D1AMOND)
Child Development & Autism; Diseases of the Nervous System; Genetics - Adult; Genetics - Pediatric; Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchGenetic and molecular studies of developmental neuropsychiatric disorders
Diseases of the Nervous System; Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchExamination of Glutamate and mGluR5 in Psychiatric Disorders
Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchKetamine in Borderline Personality Disorder
Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchStudy to Evaluate the Efficacy and Safety of 3 Fixed Doses of Intranasal Esketamine in Addition to Comprehensive Standard of Care for the Rapid Reduction of the Symptoms of Major Depressive Disorder, Including Suicidal Ideation, in Pediatric Participants Assessed to be at Imminent Risk for Suicide
Diseases of the Nervous System; Genetics - Adult; Genetics - Pediatric; Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchBrain Emotion Circuitry-Targeted Self-Monitoring and Regulation Therapy (BE-SMART)
Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchImaging SV2A in mood disorders
Diseases of the Nervous System; Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchBiomarkers of Clinical Subtype and Treatment Response in Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Diseases of the Nervous System; Mental Health & Behavioral ResearchNeurofeedback for Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
Mental Health & Behavioral Research; Tobacco AddictionAcetylcholine, Tobacco Smoking, Genes and Nicotinic Receptors (nic_physo)