CNPRU Faculty

Emil F. Coccaro, MD
Director, CNPRU & Professor of Psychiatry
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry

University of Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
5841 South Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637

Tel: 773-834-4083
Fax: 773-834-7427

Research Interests

Neurobiology/Neuroimaging of aggression and self-aggression
Laboratory measures of aggression and self-aggression
Psychotherapy for impulsive aggression

Current Studies

Fluoxetine and Divalproex: Treatment Correlates In IED

Impulsive Aggression: A Twin Study of Behavior and 5-HT

Selected Publications

Coccaro EF, Schmidt CA, Samuels JF, & Nestadt G. (2004) Lifetime and 1-month prevalence rates of intermittent explosive disorder in a community sample. J Clin Psychiatry, 65(6), 820-824. Abstract

Coccaro EF. (2004) Borderline personality disorder therapy with omega-3 fatty acids. Curr Psychiatry Rep, 6(1), 42. Abstract

Coccaro EF, Lee R, McCloskey M. (2003) Norepinephrine function in personality disorder: plasma free MHPG correlates inversely with life history of aggression. CNS Spectrums, 8(10), 731-736. Abstract

Best M, Williams, & Coccaro EF. (2002) Evidence for a dysfunctional prefrontal circuit in patients with an impulsive aggressive disorder. Proc Natl Acad Sci, 99(12), 8448-53. Abstract

Lee R, & Coccaro EF. (2001) The neuropsychopharmacology of crimnality and aggression. Can J Psychaitry, 46(1), 35-44. Abstract

Coccaro EF. (2000) Intermittent explosvie disorder. Curr Psychiatry Rep, 2(1), 67-71. Abstract

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