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The Mood Disorders Comprehensive Consultation Clinic (MDCCC) at UMass Memorial Medical Center


UMass Chan Medical School and UMassMemorial Department of Psychiatry Ambulatory Services
55 Lake Avenue, North, Worcester, MA  01655
Consultation phone line: 508.334.2499
Fax: 508.856.4854

UMass Chan Depression Center & Mood Disorders Comprehensive Consultation Clinic

Program Director:  Anthony J. Rothschild, M.D. is the Irving S. and Betty Brudnick Endowed Chair, Professor of Psychiatry, and Psychiatry Department Vice Chair for Research at the UMass Chan Medical School and its clinical partner, UMass Memorial Medical Center, Worcester, Massachusetts. Dr. Rothschild has spent more than 35 years in both clinical and research settings diagnosing and treating patients with psychotic depression and studying the diagnostic challenges, biology, course, and treatment of this serious disorder. Dr. Rothschild has published his work in numerous scientific journals including the American Journal of Psychiatry, Archives of General Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, and others. He is co-editor with Owen Wolkowitz, M.D. of Psychoneuroendocrinology: The Scientific Basis of Clinical Practice, American Psychiatric Press, 2003, as well as the author of the Clinical Manual for Diagnosis and Treatment of Psychotic Depression, American Psychiatric Press, November 2009 (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=haAwkuSzm7Q) , The Evidenced-Based Guide to Antipsychotic Medications , American Psychiatric Press, 2010, and The Evidenced-Based Guide to Antidepressant Medications, American Psychiatric Press, 2012. A Distinguished Life Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association, a Fellow of the American Psychopathological Association, the Collegium Internationale Neuro-Psychopharmacologicum and the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, and a member of the American Society of Clinical Psychopharmacology and the International Society of Psychoneuroendocrinology among other professional associations, Dr. Rothschild has received many research grants and has presented at numerous local, national and international meetings. He is on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Depression and Anxiety, and Current Psychiatry and serves as a journal referee for the American Journal of Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology, the New England Journal of Medicine, the Harvard Review of Psychiatry, and others. Dr. Rothschild has received many awards and honors including the Massachusetts Psychiatric Society Outstanding Psychiatrist Award for Research, numerous teaching and mentoring awards, and has been consistently named to the Best Doctors of America and Boston Magazine, Best Doctors. Dr. Rothschild received his bachelor s degree from Princeton University, his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, and did his psychiatry residency at McLean Hospital/Harvard Medical School.

Mission Statement

The mission of the MDCCC is to provide excellence in consultative clinical care for individuals with depression through an individualized, comprehensive psychiatric assessment and the application of evidence-based and integrative psychiatric treatment.

Clinical Consultative Services Provided

The UMass MDCCC is part of the UMass Depression Center, one of 22 leading national academic medical centers that comprise the National Network of Depression Centers.

The MDCCC provides leading-edge psychiatric consultations which are individually tailored to address questions that arise during treatment. Our faculty has expertise in the evaluation and treatment of adults suffering from complex presentations of major depressive disorder, psychotic depression, treatment resistant depression and bipolar disorder. Our faculty additionally has specialized knowledge in the treatment of mood disorders during pregnancy and the postpartum period. Read more...