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National Institute of Mental Health Collaborative Studies in Psychopharmacology

By Martin M. Katz

The National Institute of Mental Health Collaborative Study refers to the study the Psychopharmacology Service Center (PSC) of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) was charged with to carry out under the guidance of the National Advisory Committee on Psychopharmacology (Katz 2011). It was a nationwide controlled study of phenothiazine treatment in acute schizophrenia that was led by principal investigators Jonathon O. Cole, Gerald L. Klerman and Salomon Goldberg and carried out in  disparate public, private and university hospitals (National Institute of Mental Health, Psychopharmacology Service Center Collaborative Study Group 1964; National Institute of Mental Health, Psychopharmacology Research Branch Collaborative Study Group 1967).

Katz MM interviewed by Ban TA in An Oral History of Neuropsychopharmacology - The First Fifty Years:  Peer Interviews (Thomas A. Ban, editor), Volume 12- "History of the ACNP” (Martin M. Katz, volume editor). Nashville: American College of Neuropsychopharmacology; 2011. p. 77-81.

National Institute of Mental Health Psychopharmacology Service Center Collaborative Study Group. Phenothiazine treatment of acute schizophrenia: Effectiveness. Arch G Psychiat 1964; 10: 246- 261.

National Institute of Mental Health Psychopharmacology Research Branch Collaboratice Stuy Group. Differences  in clinical effects in three phenothiazines in acute schizophrenia, Dis Nerv Syst 1967; 28: 369 - 383.

 

Martin M. Katz

October 16,  2014