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Oscar Joseph Bienvenu, MD

Director, Johns Hopkins Anxiety Disorders Clinic
Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
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  • Director, Johns Hopkins Anxiety Disorders Clinic
  • Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

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  • Anxiety Disorders Program


Adult Psychiatry, Anxiety Disorders, Epidemiology, Genetic Epidemiology, Psychiatry

Research Interests

psychiatric morbidity in survivors of critical illnesses and intensive care


  • English
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    • Louisiana State University (Shreveport LA) (1992)
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    Selected Publications

    1. Bienvenu OJ, Davydow DS, Kendler KS. Psychiatric ‘diseases’ and behavioral disorders: do they differ in degree of genetic influence? Psychological Medicine. 2011; 41 (1): 33-40.
    2. Bienvenu OJ, Samuels JF, Wuyek LA, Liang KY, Wang Y, Grados MA, Cullen BA, Riddle MA, Greenberg BD, Rasmussen SA, Fyer AJ, Pinto A, Rauch SL, Pauls DL, McCracken JT, Piacentini J, Murphy DL, Knowles JA, Nestadt G. Is obsessive-compulsive disorder an anxiety disorder, and what, if any, are spectrum conditions? A family study perspective. Psychological Medicine. 2012; 42 (1): 1-13.
    3. Bienvenu OJ, Colantuoni E, Mendez-Tellez PA, Dinglas VD, Shanholz C, Husain N, Dennison CR, Herridge MS, Pronovost PJ, Needham DM. Depressive symptoms and impaired physical function after acute lung injury: a 2-year longitudinal study. American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine. 2012; 185 (5): 517-524.
    4. Bienvenu OJ, Neufeld KN, Needham DM. Treatment of four psychiatric emergencies in the ICU. Critical Care Medicine. 2012; 40 (9): 2662-2670.
    5. Bienvenu OJ, Gellar J, Althouse BM, Colantuoni E, Sricharoenchai T, Mendez-Tellez PA, Shanholtz C, Dennison CR, Pronovost PJ, Needham DM. Post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms after acute lung injury: a 2-year prospective longitudinal study. Psychological Medicine. 2013; 43 (12): 2657-2671.
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    When Ventilating is DevastatingHopkins Brain Wise newsletter, Summer 2009

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