Hugh Brent Solvason PhD MD

Psychiatrist

Outpatient Psychiatry Clinic

  • 401 Quarry Road
  • Stanford, CA 94304
  • Phone: 650-498-9111
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Professional Education

University of Alabama School of Medicine (1989) AL

Fellowship: Stanford University School of Medicine (1998) CA

Board Certification: Psychiatry, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (2001)

Residency: Stanford University School of Medicine (1997) CA

PhD, Univ Alabama at Birmingham, Cell and Molecular Biology (1989)

Internship: Stanford University Medical Center (1994) CA

Medical Education: University of Alabama School of Medicine (1993) AL

Honors & Awards

Laughlin Fellow, American College of Psychiatrists (1997)

George D Gulevic MD Award, Stanford Department of Psychiatry (June 21, 1997)

Academic Teaching Award, Stanford Department of Psychiatry (June 18, 2001)

Academic Teaching Award, San Mateo County Residency Training Program (June 15, 2003)

Administrative Appointments

Medical Director, Interventional Psychiatric Therapies, 2003

Clinical Trials

Clinical trials are research studies that evaluate a new medical approach, device, drug, or other treatment. As a Stanford Hospital & Clinics patient, you have access to the latest, advanced clinical trials.

Open trials refer to studies currently accepting participants. Closed trials are not currently enrolling, but may open in the future.

Coping with the challenges of living in an Indonesian residential institution
Wanat, S., Whisnant, J., Reicherter, D., Solvason, B., Juul, S., & Koopman, C. (2010). Coping with the challenges of living in an Indonesian residential institution. HEALTH POLICY, 96(1), 45-50.

Reply regarding "efficacy and safety of transcranial magnetic stimulation in the acute treatment of major depression: a multisite randomized controlled trial".
O'Reardon, J. P., Solvason, H. B., Janicak, P. G., Sampson, S., Isenberg, K. E., & Sackeim, H. A. (2010). Reply regarding "efficacy and safety of transcranial magnetic stimulation in the acute treatment of major depression: a multisite randomized controlled trial". Biological psychiatry, 67(2), e15-7.

Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy and Brief Supportive Psychotherapy for Augmentation of Antidepressant Nonresponse in Chronic Depression
Kocsis, J. H., Gelenberg, A. J., Rothbaum, B. O., Klein, D. N., Trivedi, M. H., & Thase, M. E. (2009). Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy and Brief Supportive Psychotherapy for Augmentation of Antidepressant Nonresponse in Chronic Depression. ARCHIVES OF GENERAL PSYCHIATRY, 66(11), 1178-1188.

Effects of major depression diagnosis and cortisol levels on indices of neurocognitive function
Gomez, R. G., Posener, J. A., Keller, J., DeBattista, C., Solvason, B., & Schatzberg, A. F. (2009). Effects of major depression diagnosis and cortisol levels on indices of neurocognitive function. PSYCHONEUROENDOCRINOLOGY, 34(7), 1012-1018.

Hippocampal and amygdalar volumes in psychotic and nonpsychotic unipolar depression
Keller, J., Shen, L., Gomez, R. G., Garrett, A., Solvason, H. B., & Schatzberg, A. F. (2008). Hippocampal and amygdalar volumes in psychotic and nonpsychotic unipolar depression. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 165(7), 872-880.

Efficacy of Duloxetine for the Treatment of Depression: Relationship to Most Recent Antidepressant Trial
Petersen, T., Perlis, R. H., Ticknor, C., Lohr, J., Solvason, H. B., & Fava, M. (2008). Efficacy of Duloxetine for the Treatment of Depression: Relationship to Most Recent Antidepressant Trial. PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY BULLETIN, 41(1), 34-45.

Coadministration of modafinil and a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor from the initiation of treatment of major depressive disorder with fatigue and sleepiness - A double-blind, placebo-controlled study
Dunlop, B. W., Crits-Christoph, P., Evans, D. L., Hirschowitz, J., Solvason, H. B., & Ninan, P. T. (2007). Coadministration of modafinil and a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor from the initiation of treatment of major depressive disorder with fatigue and sleepiness - A double-blind, placebo-controlled study. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 27(6), 614-619.

Efficacy and safety of transcranial magnetic stimulation in the acute treatment of major depression: A multisite randomized controlled trial
O'Reardon, J. P., Solvason, H. B., Janicak, P. G., Sampson, S., Isenberg, K. E., & Sackeim, H. A. (2007). Efficacy and safety of transcranial magnetic stimulation in the acute treatment of major depression: A multisite randomized controlled trial. BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, 62(11), 1208-1216.

Resting-state functional connectivity in major depression: Abnormally increased contributions from subgenual cingulate cortex and thalamus
Greicius, M. D., Flores, B. H., Menon, V., Glover, G. H., Solvason, H. B., & Schatzberg, A. F. (2007). Resting-state functional connectivity in major depression: Abnormally increased contributions from subgenual cingulate cortex and thalamus. BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, 62(5), 429-437.

The neuropsychological profile of psychotic major depression and its relation to cortisol
Gomez, R. G., Fleming, S. H., Keller, J., Flores, B., Kenna, H., & Schatzberg, A. F. (2006). The neuropsychological profile of psychotic major depression and its relation to cortisol. BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, 60(5), 472-478.

Cortisol circadian rhythm alterations in psychotic major depression
Keller, J., Flores, B., Gomez, R. G., Solvason, H. B., Kenna, H., & Schatzberg, A. F. (2006). Cortisol circadian rhythm alterations in psychotic major depression. BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, 60(3), 275-281.

Clinical and biological effects of mifepristone treatment for psychotic depression
Flores, B. H., Kenna, H., Keller, J., Solvason, H. B., & Schatzberg, A. F. (2006). Clinical and biological effects of mifepristone treatment for psychotic depression. NEUROPSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 31(3), 628-636.

A placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind study of adjunctive bupropion sustained release in the treatment of SSRI-induced sexual dysfunction
DeBattista, C., Solvason, B., Poirier, J., Kendrick, E., & Loraas, E. (2005). A placebo-controlled, randomized, double-blind study of adjunctive bupropion sustained release in the treatment of SSRI-induced sexual dysfunction. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHIATRY, 66(7), 844-848.

A prospective trial of modafinil as an adjunctive treatment of major depression
DeBattista, C., Lembke, A., Solvason, H. B., Ghebremichael, R., & Poirier, J. (2004). A prospective trial of modafinil as an adjunctive treatment of major depression. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 24(1), 87-90.

Predictors of response in anxiety disorders
Solvason, H. B., ERNST, H., & Roth, W. (2003). Predictors of response in anxiety disorders. PSYCHIATRIC CLINICS OF NORTH AMERICA, 26(2), 411-?.

A prospective trial of bupropion SR augmentation of partial and non-responders to Serotonergic antidepressants
Debattista, C., Solvason, H. B., Poirier, J., Kendrick, E., & Schatzberg, A. F. (2003). A prospective trial of bupropion SR augmentation of partial and non-responders to Serotonergic antidepressants. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 23(1), 27-30.

Psychological versus biological clinical interpretation: A patient with prion disease
Solvason, H. B., Harris, B., Zeifert, P., Flores, B. H., & Hayward, C. (2002). Psychological versus biological clinical interpretation: A patient with prion disease. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 159(4), 528-537.

Case report: Limbic system activation by intravenous lidocaine in a patient with a complex regional pain syndrome and major depression
Leong, M. S., & Solvason, H. B. (2000). Case report: Limbic system activation by intravenous lidocaine in a patient with a complex regional pain syndrome and major depression. PAIN MEDICINE, 1(4), 358-361.

Agranulocytosis associated with lamotrigine
Solvason, H. B. (2000). Agranulocytosis associated with lamotrigine. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 157(10), 1704-1704.

Pramipexole augmentation of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor in the treatment of depression
Debattista, C., Solvason, H. B., Breen, J. Ah., & Schatzberg, A. F. (2000). Pramipexole augmentation of a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor in the treatment of depression. JOURNAL OF CLINICAL PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY, 20(2), 274-275.

Psychoneuroendocrine immunology: Perception of stress can alter body temperature and natural killer cell activity
Hiramoto, R. N., Solvason, H. B., Hsueh, C. M., Rogers, C. F., Demissie, S., & Ghanta, V. K. (1999). Psychoneuroendocrine immunology: Perception of stress can alter body temperature and natural killer cell activity. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 98(1-2), 95-129.

ECT in dissociative identity disorder and comorbid depression
Debattista, C., Solvason, H. B., & Spiegel, D. (1998). ECT in dissociative identity disorder and comorbid depression. JOURNAL OF ECT, 14(4), 275-279.

Treatment of psychotic depression
Debattista, C., Solvason, H. B., Belanoff, J., & Schatzberg, A. (1997). Treatment of psychotic depression. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 154(11), 1625-1626.

A 25-year-old woman with hallucinations, hypersexuality, nightmares, and a rash
Stein, S. L., Solvason, H. B., Biggart, E., & Spiegel, D. (1996). A 25-year-old woman with hallucinations, hypersexuality, nightmares, and a rash. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, 153(4), 545-551.

THE IDENTITY OF THE UNCONDITIONED STIMULUS TO THE CENTRAL-NERVOUS-SYSTEM IS INTERFERON-BETA
Solvason, H. B., Ghanta, V. K., & Hiramoto, R. N. (1993). THE IDENTITY OF THE UNCONDITIONED STIMULUS TO THE CENTRAL-NERVOUS-SYSTEM IS INTERFERON-BETA. JOURNAL OF NEUROIMMUNOLOGY, 45(1-2), 75-81.

A SIMPLE, SINGLE, TRIAL-LEARNING PARADIGM FOR CONDITIONED INCREASE IN NATURAL-KILLER-CELL ACTIVITY
Solvason, H. B., Ghanta, V. K., Soong, S. J., Rogers, C. F., Hsueh, C. M., & Hiramoto, R. N. (1992). A SIMPLE, SINGLE, TRIAL-LEARNING PARADIGM FOR CONDITIONED INCREASE IN NATURAL-KILLER-CELL ACTIVITY. PROCEEDINGS OF THE SOCIETY FOR EXPERIMENTAL BIOLOGY AND MEDICINE, 199(2), 199-203.

MEASUREMENT OF THE THERMAL-DIFFUSIVITY OF HUMAN EPIDERMIS BY STUDYING THERMAL WAVE-PROPAGATION
Werner, U., Giese, K., Sennhenn, B., Plamann, K., & Kolmel, K. (1992). MEASUREMENT OF THE THERMAL-DIFFUSIVITY OF HUMAN EPIDERMIS BY STUDYING THERMAL WAVE-PROPAGATION. PHYSICS IN MEDICINE AND BIOLOGY, 37(1), 21-35.

A BEHAVIORAL AUGMENTATION OF NATURAL IMMUNITY - ODOR SPECIFICITY SUPPORTS A PAVLOVIAN CONDITIONING MODEL
Solvason, H. B., Ghanta, V. K., Lorden, J. F., Soong, S. J., & Hiramoto, R. N. (1991). A BEHAVIORAL AUGMENTATION OF NATURAL IMMUNITY - ODOR SPECIFICITY SUPPORTS A PAVLOVIAN CONDITIONING MODEL. INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF NEUROSCIENCE, 61(3-4), 277-288.

CONDITIONING - A NEW APPROACH TO IMMUNOTHERAPY
Ghanta, V. K., Hiramoto, N. S., Solvason, H. B., Soong, S. J., & Hiramoto, R. N. (1990). CONDITIONING - A NEW APPROACH TO IMMUNOTHERAPY. CANCER RESEARCH, 50(14), 4295-4299.

CONDITIONED AUGMENTATION OF NATURAL-KILLER CELL-ACTIVITY - INDEPENDENCE FROM NOCICEPTIVE EFFECTS AND DEPENDENCE ON INTERFERON-BETA
Solvason, H. B., Ghanta, V. K., & Hiramoto, R. N. (1988). CONDITIONED AUGMENTATION OF NATURAL-KILLER CELL-ACTIVITY - INDEPENDENCE FROM NOCICEPTIVE EFFECTS AND DEPENDENCE ON INTERFERON-BETA. JOURNAL OF IMMUNOLOGY, 140(2), 661-665.