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Chris Abbott

Associate Professor
Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
New Mexico State University


Additional Information Chris Abbott, MD, MS Assistant Professor of Psychiatry Medical Director, Electroconvulsive Therapy  Honors  Rock Sleyster Scholar, Sponsored by the American Medical Association 2002  Richard K. Gaines, M.D., Certificate of Excellence in Psychiatry 2003  American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, Stepping Stones Program 2005  West Coast Biological Psychiatry Travel Award 2006  American Association of Geriatric Psychiatry, Fellows Program 2006 - 2007  Resident Research Award, Presented by UNM Department of Psychiatry 2007  Diana K. Quinn, M.D. Award, UNM Psychiatry Commencement 2007  Member, Alpha Omega Alpha (medical honor society) 2008 - Present  Deborah Harrington, M.D. Award, UNM Psychiatry Commencement 2009  Fellow, 15th annual Summer Research Institute in Geriatric Psychiatry 2009  NIH Student Loan Repayment Award 2010 - Present  Advanced Research Institute in Geriatric Mental Health Scholar 2013 - Present

Research Interest

magnetic resonance imaging Medicine ECT


  • Abbott C, Juarez M, White T, Gollub R, Pearlson G, Bustillo J, Lauriello J, Ho B, Bockholt HJ, Clark VP, Magnotta V, Calhoun VD: Antipsychotic dose and diminished neural modulation: a multi-site fMRI study. Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry. 2011; 35(2): 473-82. PMCID: PMC3076294.

  • Abbott C, Kim D, Sponheim S, Bustillo J, Calhoun V: Decreased default mode neural modulation with age in schizophrenia. Am J Geriatric Psychiatry. 2010; 18(10): 897-907. PMCID: PMC2946487.

  • Bonham C, Abbott C: Are second-generation antipsychotics a distinct class? Journal of Psychiatric Practice. 2008; 14(4): 225-31. PMCID: PMC3632396.

  • Geppert CMA, Abbott C: Voluntarism in consultation psychiatry: the forgotten capacity. Am J Psychiatry. 2007; 164: 409- 413. PMID: 17329464.

  • Abbott C, Bustillo J: What have we learned from proton magnetic resonance spectroscopy about schizophrenia? A critical update. Current Opinion in Psychiatry. 2006; 19(2): 135-9. PMID: 16612192.

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