Richard Weisler, MD

Richard Weisler, MD

Psychiatry Raleigh, NC

Associate Professor of Psychiatry, Duke University

Office Address

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  • 700 Spring Forest Rd
    Ste 125
    Raleigh, NC 27609
    Phone: (919) 872-5900
    Fax: (919) 878-0942

Dr. Weisler's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Psychiatry: General Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Neuropsychiatry
  • Clinical Interests: Clinical Trials as Topic; Biomedical Research

Dr. Weisler's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • InstructorLivingstone College
    Salisbury, NC
  • Psychiatric ConsultantDuke Raleigh Hospital, and Rex Hospital
    Raleigh, NC
  • Physician and Principal InvestigatorPrivate Practice
    Raleigh, NC
    We have patients in the practice with unipolar and bipolar disorders, generalized anxiety disorder, posttraumatic stress disorder, dementia, obsessive-compulsive disorder, sleep disorders, social phobia, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and panic disorder.
  • Adjunct ProfessorUniversity of North Carolina
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • Adjunct Associate ProfessorDuke University
    Durham, NC
    Adjunct Associate (1985-2001); Adjunct Assistant Professor (2001-2006);
  • Adjunct Associate ProfessorDuke University Medical Center
    Durham, NC
  • Adjunct ProfessorUNC School of Medicine
    Chapel Hill, NC
  • ChairmanUNC Board of Visitors
  • DirectorHolly Hill Hospital
    Raleigh, NC
  • ConsultantCharter North Ridge Hospital
    Raleigh, NC
  • Psychiatric ConsultantWake County Mental Health Center
    Raleigh, NC
  • Psychiatric ConsultantWake Medical Center
  • Attending or consulting PsychiatristHolly Hill Hospital
    Raleigh, NC
  • Clinical Assistant Professor of PsychiatryUNC
    Chapel Hill, NC
    Supervision of Duke University Nicholas School of Environment undergraduate and graduate students involved in environmental/health research. Supervision and training of students studying to become certified research coordinators.
  • Psychiatric ConsultantRockingham County Mental Health Center
    Reidsville, NC
    I provided diagnostic evaluations, treatment, supervision, and education of the staff.
  • Emergency Room PhysicianCentral Prison Hospital
    Raleigh, NC

Dr. Weisler's Education & Medical Training

  • University of North Carolina HospitalsUniversity of North Carolina HospitalsResidency, Psychiatry
  • U of NC at Chapel Hill Sch of MedUniversity of North Carolina School of MedicineMedical School, MD, With Honors Senior Year
  • Tulane UniversityTulane UniversityOther Training, B.S., Psychology, Cum Laude with departmental honors with distinction
  • University of GlasgowUniversity of GlasgowOther Training, Junior year abroad program

Dr. Weisler's Certifications & Licensure

  • NC State Medical LicenseNC State Medical License1976 - 2015
  • American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyAmerican Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyPsychiatry, 1982

Dr. Weisler's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • The Leading Physicians of the World2012-2013
  • Cambridge Who’s Who“Honored Member”, Edition of the Cambridge Who’s Who Registry of Executives, Professionals & EntrepreneuersCambridge Who’s Who, 2010-2011
  • Patients’ Choice “Compassionate Doctor Award”2010
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Dr. Weisler's Clinical Trials

Dr. Weisler's Publications & Presentations

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Journal Articles

  • A Call to Action in the Wake of the Newtown MassacreBrett Stetka, MD, Richard H. Weisler, MD, Joseph J. Parks, MD, Henry A. Nasrallah, MD, Medscape Psychiatry, 1/22/2013
  • The Association of the Effect of Lithium in the Maintenance Treatment of Bipolar Disorder with Lithium Plasma Levels: A Post-hoc Analysis of a Double-blind Study Comparing Switching to Lithium in Patients Who Responded to Quetiapine (Trial 144)W.A. Nolen, R. H. Weisler, Bipolar Disorders – An International Journal of Psychiatry and Neurosciences, 12/10/2012
  • Lamotrigine vs. Lamotrigine Plus Divalproex in Randomized, Placebo-Controlled Maintenance Treatment for Bipolar DepressionBowden CL, Singh V, Weisler R, Thompson P, Chang X, Quinones M, Mintz J, Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 6/1/2012
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Books/Book Chapters

  • Psychopharmacology: The Fourth Generation of ProgressChapter: Economic Evaluation of Drug Treatment for Psychiatric Disorders: The New Clinical Trial Protocol
    Zarkin GA, Grabowski H, Mauskopf JA, Luckey H, Bannerman MPA
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  • Extended Release Quetiapine Fumarate (Quetiapine XR) in Acute and Maintenance Studies in Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): Suicidality DataWeisler RH, 9th International Forum on Mood and Anxiety Disorders (FMAD) in Monaco Monte-Carlo, 11/11/2009
  • Cardiovascular Outcomes in Children and Adults Treated With Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity DisorderWeisler RH, (AACAP) American Academy of Child Psychiatry in Honolulu, HI, 10/27/2009
  • Efficacy & Tolerability of One-Daily Extended Release Quetiapine Fumarate (Quetiapine XR) Monotherapy in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD): Pooled Analysis of Studies MDD 1 (Moonstone) and MDD 2 (Diamond)Weisler RH, (ACNP) American College of Neuropsychopharmacology in Scottsdale, AZ, 12/7/2008
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  • Psychopharmacology UpdateQuadrant HealthCom, Inc., Cincinnati, Ohio - 10/20/2012
  • Relationship of ADHD Symptom and Global Severity Assessments in Adults With ADHD and Executive Function Deficits Treated With Lisdexamfetamine DimesylateNCDEU 52nd Annual Meeting at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, Phoenix, AZ - 5/31/2012
  • Lisdexamfetamine Dimesylate Effects on Self-Reported Executive Function and Quality of Life in Adults With Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder: Focus on Emotional and Social DomainsNCDEU 52nd Annual Meeting at the Arizona Biltmore Resort, Phoenix, AZ - 5/31/2012
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  • “Psyche Resources in the Military” (WebMD expert interview)Richard H. Weisler
  • “Addressing Accidental Overdose” (WebMD video commentary)Richard H. Weisler
    APA Conference in New Orleans, LA - 5/22/2010
  • “Adult ADHD Findings” (WebMD Video commentary & expert interview)Richard H. Weisler, Medscape Psychiatry & Mental Health
    APA Conference in New Orleans, LA - 5/22/2010
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