Robert C. Young, M.D.

Robert Young

Robert C. Young, MD is Professor in the Department of Psychiatry, Weill Medical College of Cornell University. He is an Attending in Psychiatry at the New York Presbyterian Hospital.

Dr. Young has contributed to assessment methodology in bipolar disorder. His longstanding research interest is in optimizing the pharmacotherapeutic management of elders with severe mood disorders. He has received consistent research support from the National Institutes of Health. Currently he is Principal Investigator of "Geri-BD", a multi-center study of the treatment of geriatric patients with bipolar disorders.

Dr. Young is actively involved in teaching medical students, psychiatry residents, and postgraduate fellows in geriatric psychiatry, and in mentoring young investigators in geropsychiatry.

Dr. Young is currently not accepting new patients.

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  • Aetna - Weill Cornell [POS]
  • Medicare
  • Rockefeller University - CoreSource


Robert Young, MD Selected Publications: (Original Research)


Young RC, Biggs JT, Ziegler VE, Meyer DA: A rating scale for mania: Reliability, validity, and sensitivity. Br J Psychiatry 133:429 435, 1978


Young RC, Nysewander RW, Schreiber MT: Mania ratings at discharge from hospital: A follow up. J Nerv Ment Dis 170:638 639, 1982


Young RC, Nysewander RW, Schreiber MT: Mania scale scores, signs, and symptoms in forty inpatients. J Clin Psychiatry 44:98 100, 1983


Young RC, Schreiber MT, Nysewander RW: Psychotic mania. Biol Psychiatry 18:1167 1173, 1983


Young RC, Alexopoulos GS, Shamoian CA, Manley MW, Dhar AK, Kutt H: Plasma 10-hydroxynortriptyline in elderly depressed patients. Clin Pharm Ther 35:540 544, 1984


Young RC, Alexopoulos GS, Kent E, Shamoian CA, Dhar AK, Kutt H: Plasma 10-hydroxy-nortriptyline and ECG changes in elderly depressed patients. Am J Psychiatry 142:866 868, 1985


Young RC, Alexopoulos GS, Dhar AK, Kutt H: Plasma 10-hydroxynortriptyline and renal function in elderly depressed patients. Biol Psychiatry , 22:1283-1287, 1987


Young RC, Alexopoulos GS, Shindledecker R, Dhar AK, Kutt H: Plasma 10-hydroxynortriptyline and therapeutic response in geriatric depression. Neuropsychopharmacol 1(3):213-215, 1988


Young RC, Falk JR: Age, manic psychopathology and treatment response. Int J Ger Psychiatry , 4:73-78, 1989


Young RC, Mattis S, Alexopoulos GS, Meyers BS, Shindledecker RD, Dhar AK: Verbal memory and plasma drug concentrations in elderly depressives treated with nortriptyline. Psychopharm Bull 27(3):291-294, 1991


Bittman B, Young RC: Mania in an elderly man treated with bupropion. Am J Psychiatry. 148:541, 1991


Nambudiri DE, Meyers BS, Young RC: Delayed recovery from lithium neurotoxicity. J Ger Psychiat Neurol 4:40-43, 1991


Young RC, Klerman GL: Mania in late life: Focus on age at onset. Am J Psychiatry 149:67-77, 1992


Weiner P, Young RC: Late onset psychotic depression associated with carbaryl exposure and low plasma pseudocholinesterase. Am J Psychiatry 152:646, 1995.


Young RC: Bipolar mood disorders in the elderly. The Psychiatric Clinics of North America 20(1):121-136, 1997


Alexopoulos GS, Meyers BS, Young RC, Kakuma T, Silbersweig D, Charlson M. Clinically defined vascular depression. Am J Psychiatry 154:562-5, 1997


Alexopoulos GS, Meyers BS, Young RC, Campbell S, Silbersweig D, Charlson M. Vascular depression hypothesis. Arch Gen Psychiatry 54:915-21, 1997


Kalayam B, Alexopoulos GS, Musiek FE, Kakuma T, Toro A, Silbersweig D, Young RC. Brainstem evoked response abnormalities in late-life depression and vascular disease. Am J Psychiatry 154(7):970-5, 1997


Young RC, Moline M, Kleyman F. Hormone replacement therapy and late-life mania. Am J Ger Psychtry 5:179-81, 1997

Kalayam B, Young RC, Alexopoulos GS: P300 latency in late life depression. Am J Psychiatry 155:425-427 1998


Young RC, Nambudiri DE, Jain H, Alexopoulos GS. Brain computed tomography in geriatric manic patients. Biol Psychiatry 45:1063-65, 1999


Young RC. Brain morphology and response to nortriptyline in geriatric depressives. Am J Ger Psychtry 7:147-150 1999


Young RC, Patel A, Meyers B, Kakuma T, Alexopoulos GS: Alpha-1-acid glycoprotein in mood disorder: age and sex. Am J Geri Psychiatry 7:2:147-150, 1999


Young RC, Karayiorgou M, Kalayam B, Hull, J, Alexopoulos GS: Serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism and response to nortriptyline in geriatric major depression. Soc Neurosci Abstract, 1999


Alexopoulos GS, Meyers B, Young RC, Kakuma T, Gabrielle M, Sirey J, Hull J: Executive dysfunction worsens the long-term outcome and risk for relapse and recurrence of geriatric depression. Arch Gen Psychtry 57:3:285-290, 2000


Young RC, Dhar AK, Hull J, Kakuma T, Alexopoulos GA: Age and nortriptyline concentrations in plasma ultrafiltrate. International J of Geriatric Psychiatry 15:1009-1012, 2000


Nadeem A, Young RC, de Asis JM, Alexopoulos GS: Stroke risk profile in geriatric mania. AAGP Abstract, 2000.


Young RC, de Asis JM, Hull J, Alexopoulos GS: Lateral ventricle enlargement and acute treatment outcome in geriatric manic disorder. NCDEU Abstract, 2000


Young RC, Murphy CF, DeAsis JM, Apfeldorf W, Alexopoulos GS: Executive function and treatment outcome in geriatric mania. Abstract, New Research Program, Annual Meeting, APA, 2001


Young RC, Jain H, Kiosses D, Meyers BS: Antidepressant-associated mania in late life. Int J. Ger Psychiatry 18:421-424, 2003


Charney DS, Reynolds CF, Lewis L, Lebowitz BD, Sunderland T, Alexopoulos GS, Blazer DG, Katz IR, Meyers BS, Arean PA, Borson S, Brown C, Bruce ML, Callahan CM, Charlson ME, Conwell Y, Cuthbert BN, Devanand DP, Gibson MJ, Gottlieb GL, Krishnan KR, Laden SK, Lidz CW, Lyketsos CG, Mulsant BH, Niederehe G, Olin JT, Oslin DW, Pearson J, Persky T, Pollock BG, Raetzman S, Reynolds M, Salzman C, Schulz R, Schwenk TL, Scolnick E, Unützer J, Weissman M, Young RC: Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance consensus statement on the unmet needs in diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders in late life. Arch Gen Psychiatry 60:664-672, 2003


De Asis JM, Silbersweig D, Pan H, Young RC , Stern E: Neuroimaging studies of fronto-limbic dysfunction in geriatric depression. J Clin Neurosci Res 2: 324-330, 2003


Young RC, Gyulai L, Mulsant B, Flint A, Beyer J, Shulman K, Reynolds CF: Pharmacotherapy of bipolar disorder in old age. Am J Ger Psychiatry 12:342 - 357, 2004


Young RC, Murphy CF, Heo M, Schulberg, HC, Alexopoulos GS: Cognitive impairment in bipolar disorder in old age. J Aff Disord. 2006 May;92(1):125-31. Epub 2006 Feb 15


DeAsis J.M., Greenwald B, Alexopoulos GS, Kiosses D, Ashtari M, Heo M, Young RC: Frontal signal hyperintensities in mania in old age. Am. J. Geriatric Psych. 14(7):598-604, 2006


Baran XL, Young RC: Bipolar and depressive types of schizoaffective disorder in old age. Am. J Geriatric Psych. 14(4):265-7, 2006