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Lawson Wulsin, MD

Professor - Emeritus COM

Professor of Psychiatry and Family Medicine and Assistant Training Director of the Family Medicine Psychiatry Residency Program

COM Psychiatry Ambulatory Medicine

  • Bachelor's Degree: Harvard College
  • Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Internship: University Hospitals - Cleveland, OH
  • Residency: Massachusetts Mental Health Center
  • NIMH Fellowship: Massachusetts Mental Health Center
  • Extramural Fellowship: Center for Cognitive Therapy at the University of Pennsylvania
Board Certifications & Licenses

American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Psychiatry) (Certification Date: 11/30/1985)

Clinical Interest



Psychosomatic Medicine

Research Interests

Dr. Wulsin directs the Behavioral Science curriculum of the Famly Medicine Residency and co-directs the Cincinnati Center for Treatment-Resistant Depression.

His research interests focus on psychosomatic medicine, specifically depressi...

Contact Information
  • Stetson Building
  • Suite 3200
  • 260 Stetson Street
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
  • Office 513-558-7700
  • Email

Peer Reviewed Publications

Bauer, Leah K; Wulsin, Lawson R; Guadagno, Gina 2011. Acute psychosis and type 2 diabetes mellitus:should screening guidelines be revised? The primary care companion to CNS disorders, 13 1,

Huang, Samuel H; Wulsin, Lawson R; Li, Hua; Guo, Jeff 2009. Dimensionality reduction for knowledge discovery in medical claims database: application to antidepressant medication utilization study. Computer methods and programs in biomedicine, 93 2, 115-23

Wulsin, Lawson R; Musselman, Dominique; Otte, Christian; Bruce, Erica; Ali, Sadia; Whooley, Mary A 2009. Depression and whole blood serotonin in patients with coronary heart disease from the Heart and Soul Study. Psychosomatic medicine, 71 3, 260-5

Vieweg, W Victor R; Julius, Demetrios A; Fernandez, Antony; Wulsin, Lawson R; Mohanty, Pramod K; Beatty-Brooks, Mary; Hasnain, Mehrul; Pandurangi, Anand K 2006. Treatment of depression in patients with coronary heart disease. The American journal of medicine, 119 7, 567-73

Wulsin, Lawson R; Söllner, Wolfgang; Pincus, Harold Alan 2006. Models of integrated care. The Medical clinics of North America, 90 4, 647-77

Huffman, Jeff C; Wulsin, Lawson R; Stern, Theodore A 2005. Newly diagnosed hypertension and depressive symptoms: how would you treat? The Journal of family practice, 54 1, 39-46

Somoza, Eugene C; Winhusen, Theresa M; Bridge, T Peter; Rotrosen, John P; Vanderburg, Douglas G; Harrer, Judy M; Mezinskis, Juris P; Montgomery, Margaret A; Ciraulo, Domenic A; Wulsin, Lawson R; Barrett, Jera A 2004. An open-label pilot study of methylphenidate in the treatment of cocaine dependent patients with adult attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder. Journal of addictive diseases, 23 1, 77-92

Wulsin, L R 2000. Does depression kill? Archives of internal medicine, 160 12, 1731-2

Wulsin, L R; Maddock, R; Beitman, B; Dawaher, R; Wells, V E 1999. Clonazepam treatment of panic disorder in patients with recurrent chest pain and normal coronary arteries. International journal of psychiatry in medicine, 29 1, 97-105

Thienhaus, O J; Wulsin, L R 1993. The journal club in psychiatric residency training. Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry, 17 1, 52-3

Wulsin, L R; Jacobson, A M; Rand, L I 1993. Psychosocial adjustment to advanced proliferative diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes care, 16 8, 1061-6

Yingling, K W; Wulsin, L R; Arnold, L M; Rouan, G W 1993. Estimated prevalences of panic disorder and depression among consecutive patients seen in an emergency department with acute chest pain. Journal of general internal medicine, 8 5, 231-5

Wulsin, L R; Frank, E; Salzman, C; Rush, A J; Jacobsberg, L 1992. Treatment selection in major depression. The Journal of psychotherapy practice and research, 1 3, 291-302

Wulsin, L R; Arnold, L M; Hillard, J R 1991. Axis I disorders in ER patients with atypical chest pain. International journal of psychiatry in medicine, 21 1, 37-46

Wulsin, L R; Yingling, K 1991. Psychiatric aspects of chest pain in the emergency department. The Medical clinics of North America, 75 5, 1175-88

Phero, J C; Ackerman, W E; Wulsin, L R 1990. A brief psychotic reaction during the administration of intravenous 2-chloroprocaine for the treatment of chronic pain. Pain, 43 3, 349-52

Wulsin, L R; Hillard, J R; Geier, P; Hissa, D; Rouan, G W 1988. Screening emergency room patients with atypical chest pain for depression and panic disorder. International journal of psychiatry in medicine, 18 4, 315-23

Wulsin, L R; Bursztajn, H; Gutheil, T G 1983. Unexpected clinical features of the Tarasoff decision: the therapeutic alliance and the "duty to warn". The American journal of psychiatry, 140 5, 601-3

Wulsin, L R . An agenda for primary care psychiatry. Psychosomatics, 37 2, 93-9

Wulsin, L R; Jacobson, A M; Rand, L I . Psychosocial correlates of mild visual loss. Psychosomatic medicine, 53 1, 109-17

Wulsin, L R; Jacobson, A M; Rand, L I . Psychosocial aspects of diabetic retinopathy. Diabetes care, 10 3, 367-73

Wulsin, L R; Vaillant, G E; Wells, V E . A systematic review of the mortality of depression. Psychosomatic medicine, 61 1, 6-17

Wulsin, Lawson R . Is depression a major risk factor for coronary disease? A systematic review of the epidemiologic evidence. Harvard review of psychiatry, 12 2, 79-93

Wulsin, Lawson R; Evans, Jane C; Vasan, Ramachandran S; Murabito, Joanne M; Kelly-Hayes, Margaret; Benjamin, Emelia J . Depressive symptoms, coronary heart disease, and overall mortality in the Framingham Heart Study. Psychosomatic medicine, 67 5, 697-702

Wulsin, Lawson R; Singal, Bonita M . Do depressive symptoms increase the risk for the onset of coronary disease? A systematic quantitative review. Psychosomatic medicine, 65 2, 201-10