James Abelson, M.D., Ph.D.

Director, Anxiety Disorders Program


Director, Anxiety Disorders Program

Clinical Interests

  • Value of psychological and pharmacological treatments and the most effective ways to combine these approaches to help people suffering from anxiety
  • Anxiety disorders (panic, obsessive-compulsive, social and specific phobias)
  • General Adult psychiatry
  • Psychotherapy, and pharmacotherapy


  • Research fellowship in anxiety disorders 
  • Residency in psychiatry 
  • University of Michigan (M.D. 1984) 
  • Michigan State University (Ph.D. in clinical psychology 1980) 
  • Oberlin College

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