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Erik Nelson, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry

Education/Credentials
  • Medical Degree: University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
  • Residency: University of Cincinnati/University Hospital

Board Certifications & Licenses
  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (Psychiatry) 11/17/1997
Contact Information
  • UC Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience
  • PO Box 670559
  • Cincinnati, Ohio 45267-0559
  • Office 513-558-7700
  • Email erik.nelson@uc.edu

Peer Reviewed Publications

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Goodman, Adam M; Allendorfer, Jane B; Heyse, Heidi; Szaflarski, Basia A; Eliassen, James C; Nelson, Erik B; Storrs, Judd M; Szaflarski, Jerzy P 2019. Neural response to stress and perceived stress differ in patients with left temporal lobe epilepsy. Human brain mapping, 40 12, 3415-3430

Wade, Natasha E; Padula, Claudia B; Anthenelli, Robert M; Nelson, Erik; Eliassen, James; Lisdahl, Krista M 2017. Blunted amygdala functional connectivity during a stress task in alcohol dependent individuals: A pilot study. Neurobiology of stress, 7 , 74-79

Padula, Claudia B; Anthenelli, Robert M; Eliassen, James C; Nelson, Erik; Lisdahl, Krista M 2015. Gender effects in alcohol dependence: an fMRI pilot study examining affective processing. Alcoholism, clinical and experimental research, 39 2, 272-81

Allendorfer, Jane B; Heyse, Heidi; Mendoza, Lucy; Nelson, Erik B; Eliassen, James C; Storrs, Judd M; Szaflarski, Jerzy P 2014. Physiologic and cortical response to acute psychosocial stress in left temporal lobe epilepsy - a pilot cross-sectional fMRI study. Epilepsy & behavior : E&B, 36 , 115-23

Cerullo, Michael A; Eliassen, James C; Smith, Christopher T; Fleck, David E; Nelson, Erik B; Strawn, Jeffrey R; Lamy, Martine; DelBello, Melissa P; Adler, Caleb M; Strakowski, Stephen M 2014. Bipolar I disorder and major depressive disorder show similar brain activation during depression. Bipolar disorders, ,

Guerdjikova, Anna I; McElroy, Susan L; Winstanley, Erin L; Nelson, Eric B; Mori, Nicole; McCoy, Jessica; Keck, Paul E; Hudson, James I 2012. Duloxetine in the treatment of binge eating disorder with depressive disorders: a placebo-controlled trial. The International journal of eating disorders, 45 2, 281-9

Nelson, Erik B 2012. Psychotic depression--beyond the antidepressant/antipsychotic combination. Current psychiatry reports, 14 6, 619-23

Papakostas, George I; Shelton, Richard C; Zajecka, John M; Etemad, Bijan; Rickels, Karl; Clain, Alisabet; Baer, Lee; Dalton, Elizabeth D; Sacco, Garret R; Schoenfeld, David; Pencina, Michael; Meisner, Allison; Bottiglieri, Teodoro; Nelson, Erik; Mischoulon, David; Alpert, Jonathan E; Barbee, James G; Zisook, Sidney; Fava, Maurizio 2012. L-methylfolate as adjunctive therapy for SSRI-resistant major depression: results of two randomized, double-blind, parallel-sequential trials. The American journal of psychiatry, 169 12, 1267-74

Guerdjikova, Anna I; McElroy, Susan L; Welge, Jeffrey A; Nelson, Erik; Keck, Paul E; Hudson, James I 2009. Lamotrigine in the treatment of binge-eating disorder with obesity: a randomized, placebo-controlled monotherapy trial. International clinical psychopharmacology, 24 3, 150-8

Guerdjikova, Anna I; McElroy, Susan L; Kotwal, Renu; Welge, Jeffrey A; Nelson, Erik; Lake, Katie; Alessio, David D'; Keck, Paul E; Hudson, James I 2008. High-dose escitalopram in the treatment of binge-eating disorder with obesity: a placebo-controlled monotherapy trial. Human psychopharmacology, 23 1, 1-11

McElroy, Susan L; Nelson, Erik B; Welge, Jeffrey A; Kaehler, Laura; Keck, Paul E 2008. Olanzapine in the treatment of pathological gambling: a negative randomized placebo-controlled trial. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 69 3, 433-40

McElroy, Susan L; Guerdjikova, Anna; Kotwal, Renu; Welge, Jeffrey A; Nelson, Erik B; Lake, Kathleen A; Keck, Paul E; Hudson, James I 2007. Atomoxetine in the treatment of binge-eating disorder: a randomized placebo-controlled trial. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 68 3, 390-8

DelBello, Melissa P; Kowatch, Robert A; Adler, Caleb M; Stanford, Kevin E; Welge, Jeffrey A; Barzman, Drew H; Nelson, Erik; Strakowski, Stephen M 2006. A double-blind randomized pilot study comparing quetiapine and divalproex for adolescent mania. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 45 3, 305-13

DelBello, Melissa P; Kowatch, Robert A; Adler, Caleb M; Stanford, Kevin E; Welge, Jeffrey A; Barzman, Drew H; Nelson, Erik; Strakowski, Stephen M 2006. A double-blind randomized pilot study comparing quetiapine and divalproex for adolescent mania. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 45 3, 305-13

McElroy, Susan L; Kotwal, Renu; Guerdjikova, Anna I; Welge, Jeffrey A; Nelson, Erik B; Lake, Kathleen A; D'Alessio, David A; Keck, Paul E; Hudson, James I 2006. Zonisamide in the treatment of binge eating disorder with obesity: a randomized controlled trial. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 67 12, 1897-906

Dunsieth, Neal W; Nelson, Erik B; Brusman-Lovins, Lori A; Holcomb, Jeff L; Beckman, DeAnna; Welge, Jeffrey A; Roby, David; Taylor, Purcell; Soutullo, Cesar A; McElroy, Susan L 2004. Psychiatric and legal features of 113 men convicted of sexual offenses. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 65 3, 293-300

Dunsieth, Neal W; Nelson, Erik B; Brusman-Lovins, Lori A; Holcomb, Jeff L; Beckman, DeAnna; Welge, Jeffrey A; Roby, David; Taylor, Purcell; Soutullo, Cesar A; McElroy, Susan L 2004. Psychiatric and legal features of 113 men convicted of sexual offenses. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 65 3, 293-300

Eustace, Stephen J; Nelson, Erik 2004. Whole body magnetic resonance imaging. BMJ (Clinical research ed.), 328 7453, 1387-8

McElroy, Susan L; Kotwal, Renu; Hudson, James I; Nelson, Erik B; Keck, Paul E 2004. Zonisamide in the treatment of binge-eating disorder: an open-label, prospective trial. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 65 1, 50-6

McElroy, Susan L; Kotwal, Renu; Malhotra, Shishuka; Nelson, Erik B; Keck, Paul E; Nemeroff, Charles B 2004. Are mood disorders and obesity related? A review for the mental health professional. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 65 5, 634-51, quiz 730

Nelson, Erik A; Walker, Sarah R; Alvarez, James V; Frank, David A 2004. Isolation of unique STAT5 targets by chromatin immunoprecipitation-based gene identification. The Journal of biological chemistry, 279 52, 54724-30

Nelson, Erik D; Grishin, Nick V 2004. Efficient expansion, folding, and unfolding of proteins. Physical review. E, Statistical, nonlinear, and soft matter physics, 70 5 Pt 1, 051906

Nelson, Erik G; Hinojosa, Raul 2004. Questioning the relationship between cochlear otosclerosis and sensorineural hearing loss: a quantitative evaluation of cochlear structures in cases of otosclerosis and review of the literature. The Laryngoscope, 114 7, 1214-30

Nelson, Erik N; Oates, M Elizabeth 2004. Tc-99m bone scintigraphy of large knee joint effusions in osteoarthritis. Clinical nuclear medicine, 29 6, 394-6

D'Alo', Francesco; Johansen, Lisa M; Nelson, Erik A; Radomska, Hanna S; Evans, Erica K; Zhang, Pu; Nerlov, Claus; Tenen, Daniel G 2003. The amino terminal and E2F interaction domains are critical for C/EBP alpha-mediated induction of granulopoietic development of hematopoietic cells. Blood, 102 9, 3163-71

Keck, Paul E; Nelson, Erik B; McElroy, Susan L 2003. Advances in the pharmacologic treatment of bipolar depression. Biological psychiatry, 53 8, 671-9

McElroy, Susan L; Hudson, James I; Malhotra, Shishuka; Welge, Jeffrey A; Nelson, Erik B; Keck, Paul E 2003. Citalopram in the treatment of binge-eating disorder: a placebo-controlled trial. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 64 7, 807-13

Nelson, Erik G; Hinojosa, Raul 2003. Presbycusis: a human temporal bone study of individuals with flat audiometric patterns of hearing loss using a new method to quantify stria vascularis volume. The Laryngoscope, 113 10, 1672-86

Nelson, Erik; Medina, Jorge; Cusack, Chris; Caveney, John; Tello, Richard 2003. Technical note: postgadolinium two-dimensional time-of-flight MR angiography of the foot. Magma (New York, N.Y.), 16 3, 149-53

Zhang, Pu; Nelson, Erik; Radomska, Hanna S; Iwasaki-Arai, Junko; Akashi, Koichi; Friedman, Alan D; Tenen, Daniel G 2002. Induction of granulocytic differentiation by 2 pathways. Blood, 99 12, 4406-12

Nelson, E B; Shah, V N; Welge, J A; Keck, P E 2001. A placebo-controlled, crossover trial of granisetron in SRI-induced sexual dysfunction. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 62 6, 469-73

Nelson, E; Brusman, L; Holcomb, J; Soutullo, C; Beckman, D; Welge, J A; Kuppili, N; McElroy, S L 2001. Divalproex sodium in sex offenders with bipolar disorders and comorbid paraphilias: an open retrospective study. Journal of affective disorders, 64 2-3, 249-55

McElroy, S L; Soutullo, C A; Taylor, P; Nelson, E B; Beckman, D A; Brusman, L A; Ombaba, J M; Strakowski, S M; Keck, P E 1999. Psychiatric features of 36 men convicted of sexual offenses. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 60 6, 414-20; quiz 421-2

Nelson, E B; Sax, K W; Strakowski, S M 1998. Attentional performance in patients with psychotic and nonpsychotic major depression and schizophrenia. The American journal of psychiatry, 155 1, 137-9

Nelson, E B; Keck, P E; McElroy, S L 1997. Resolution of fluoxetine-induced sexual dysfunction with the 5-HT3 antagonist granisetron. The Journal of clinical psychiatry, 58 11, 496-7