Academic Title
Major Area(s) of Study
Assistant Clinical Professor UCSD Behavioral Medicine / Experimental Psychopathology
Address 858-207-0938 16918 Dove Canyon Rd Suite 100 / San Diego, CA 92127

Graduate Institution

UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dept. of Psychiatry

Research Description

Dr. Weissman has strong clinical and research interests in interventional psychiatry. He serves as an assistant professor and the medical director of interventional psychiatry at UC San Diego within the interventional psychiatry clinic. His current research focus is on the development of novel treatments for suicidality in patients with severe mental illness. He has published on the use of rTMS and MST for patients with treatment-resistant major depressive disorder (TRD) and co-morbid suicidality. Dr. Weissman is also excited about the promise of psychedelic compounds and other interventional pharmacologic agents as psychiatric treatments. He has published on the potential role of psychedelics as treatments for suicidality, and hopes to continue this line of work within the UC San Diego interventional psychiatry program.

Representative Publications
  • Weissman, C. R.; Hadas, I.; Yu, D.; Jones, B.; Kong, D.; Mulsant, B. H.; Blumberger, D. M.; Daskalakis, Z. J., Predictors of change in suicidal ideation across treatment phases of major depressive disorder: analysis of the STAR*D data. Neuropsychopharmacology 2021, 46 (7), 1293-1299.

  • Weissman, C. R.; Blumberger, D. M.; Dimitrova, J.; Throop, A.; Voineskos, D.; Downar, J.; Mulsant, B. H.; Rajji, T. K.; Fitzgerald, P. B.; Daskalakis, Z. J., Magnetic Seizure Therapy for Suicidality in Treatment-Resistant Depression. JAMA Netw Open 2020, 3 (8), e207434.

  • Zeifman, R. J.; Yu, D.; Singhal, N.; Wang, G.; Nayak, S. M.; Weissman, C. R., Decreases in Suicidality Following Psychedelic Therapy: A Meta-Analysis of Individual Patient Data Across Clinical Trials. J Clin Psychiatry 2022, 83 (2).


Zafiris J. Daskalakis / Elizabeth Twamley / Lisa Eyler / Colin Depp