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Douglas H. Hughes, MD

TitleAssociate Dean for Academic Affairs
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentOffice of Academic Affairs
Address72 E. Concord St Instructional (L)
Boston MA 02118
Phone(617) 638-4150
ORCID ORCID Icon0000-0003-2587-8285
Other Positions
TitleProfessor
InstitutionBoston University School of Medicine
DepartmentPsychiatry

TitleActive Staff Privileges
InstitutionBoston Medical Center
DepartmentPsychiatry

 Research Expertise & Professional Interests
Dr. Hughes is the Chair of the Clinical Curriculum for Boston University Medical School. He teaches several courses at that medical school and has won both local and national awards for his teaching. Dr. Hughes has consulted with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta on setting up national guidelines around suicidal and violent behavior and more recently with the Department of Defense. He lectured extensively in Asia, Australia, Europe, North and South America. Dr. Hughes was the column editor for Emergency Psychiatry in the APA journal of Psychiatric Services. He was a past president of the American Association of General Hospital Psychiatry and is also a past president of the American Association of Emergency Psychiatry.

 Publications
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  1. Otis J, Hughes D. Psychiatry and Chronic Pain: Integration and Coordination with Primary Care 2010. Psychiatry News. 2010; pending.
  2. Kleespies P., Hughes D., Weintraub S., Pietrefesa A., Management of suicidal and aggressive patients in the medical setting, In; Greenberg D. Fogel B. eds. Psychiatric Care of the Medical Patient, 3rd Edition. Oxford: Oxford Press, 2010 in press. Management of suicidal and aggressive patients in the medical setting. In: Greenberg D. Fogel B. eds. Psychiatric Care of the Medical Patient, 3rd Edition. Oxford Press. Oxford. 2010; in press.
  3. Simon B., Hughes D., Smith Z. Delirium. . Emergency Psychiatry: Principles and Practice. In: glick R., Berlin J., Fishkind A., Zeller S. eds. Lippincott, Williams & Wilkins. 2008.
  4. Hughes D. The Diagnosis of Major Depression Instructional Project. Teaching and Learning in Medicine. 2008; 20(2):197-200.
  5. Hughes D. Is There a Crisis in Crisis Care?. Psychiatric Issues in Emergency Care. 2007; 6:3:27.
  6. Hughes D. Medical Student and Physician Mental Health. American Association of Emergency Psychiatrists’ Newsletter. 2007.
  7. Hughes D. Delirium Revisited. Psychiatric Issues in Emergency Care. 2007; 6(1):9-10.
  8. Hughes D., March G. Team-Based Examinations. Academic Psychiatry Newsletter. 2007.
  9. Zimbroff DL, Allen MH, Battaglia J, Citrome L, Fishkind A, Francis A, Herr DL, Hughes D, Martel M, Preval H, Ross R. Best clinical practice with ziprasidone IM: update after 2 years of experience. CNS Spectr. 2005 Sep; 10(9):1-15. PMID: 16247923.
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  10. Chou J., Hughes D., Zimbroff D. Case Studies in Managing Acute Agitation in Schizophrenia: Advances in IM Antipsychotics. Medical Education Resource, Inc. Littleton, Colorado. 2004; 1-44.
  11. Chou J., Hughes D., Zimbroff D. Case Studies in Managing Acute Agitation in Schizophrenia. Advances in IM Antipsychotics. Medical Education Resource, Inc. Littleton, Colorado. 2004.
  12. Hughes DH, Kleespies PM. Treating aggression in the psychiatric emergency service. J Clin Psychiatry. 2003; 64 Suppl 4:10-5. PMID: 12672260.
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  13. Allen MH, Currier GW, Hughes DH, Docherty JP, Carpenter D, Ross R. Treatment of behavioral emergencies: a summary of the expert consensus guidelines. J Psychiatr Pract. 2003 Jan; 9(1):16-38. PMID: 15985913.
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  14. Hughes D. Commentary Perspective on the Management of Psychotic Agitation. Psychiatric Issues in Emergency Care Settings. 2002; 1(1):16-19.
  15. Erdos BZ, Hughes DH. Emergency psychiatry: a review of assaults by patients against staff at psychiatric emergency centers. Psychiatr Serv. 2001 Sep; 52(9):1175-7. PMID: 11533390.
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  16. Allen MH, Currier GW, Hughes DH, Reyes-Harde M, Docherty JP. The Expert Consensus Guideline Series. Treatment of behavioral emergencies. Postgrad Med. 2001 May; (Spec No):1-88; quiz 89-90. PMID: 11500996.
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  17. Rudolph MN, Hughes DH. Emergency assessments of domestic violence, sexual dangerousness, and elder and child abuse. Psychiatr Serv. 2001 Mar; 52(3):281-2, 306. PMID: 11239094.
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  18. Hughes D., Kleespies P. Suicide in the medically ill. In: Silverman M., Davidson L., Potter L. eds. Suicides and Life Threatening Behaviors, ISSN 0363-0234, 2001. 2001; 31:48-59.
  19. Hughes D, Kleespies P. Suicide in the medically ill. Suicide Life Threat Behav. 2001; 31 Suppl:48-59. PMID: 11326759.
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  20. Hughes D. Control psicofarmacologico agudo del patiente psicotico agresivo. Revista De Toxicomanias. 2001; 26:16-19.
  21. Allen M., Ross R., Currier G., Hughes D., Reyes-Harde M., Docherty J. A practical guide to treatment of behavioral emergenies. McGraw-Hill. 2001.
  22. Kleespies PM, Hughes DH, Gallacher FP. Suicide in the medically and terminally ill: psychological and ethical considerations. J Clin Psychol. 2000 Sep; 56(9):1153-71. PMID: 10987689.
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  23. Hughes DH. Managing aggressive psychotic patients Psychiatr Serv. 2000 Mar; 51(3):391. PMID: 10686255.
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  24. Hughes D. Interview. Best Doctors’ Health Central. 2000.
  25. Kamin J, Manwani S, Hughes D. Emergency psychiatry: extrapyramidal side effects in the psychiatric emergency service. Psychiatr Serv. 2000 Mar; 51(3):287-9. PMID: 10686232.
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  26. Allen M., Currier G., Forster P., Hughes D. Treatment of acute psychosis. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, audiograph series. 2000; 3(2):2-20.
  27. Hughes DH. Acute psychopharmacological management of the aggressive psychotic patient. Psychiatr Serv. 1999 Sep; 50(9):1135-7. PMID: 10478897.
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  28. Hughes D. Management of suicidal and aggressive patients in the medical setting. In: Stoudemire A., Fogel B.S., Greenberg D. eds. Psychiatric Care of the Medical Patient, 2nd Edition. Oxford Press. Oxford. 1999; 283-298.
  29. Hughes D. Book review of The Harvard medical school guide to suicide assessment and intervention. Psychiatric Services. 1999.
  30. Spiggle DL, Hughes DH. Is managed care managing not to care? Psychiatr Serv. 1998 Dec; 49(12):1545-6. PMID: 9856612.
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  31. Hughes D. The pharmacological management of the chronically aggressive patient. Psychiatric Annals. 1998; 28(7).
  32. Hughes D. Book review of Impulsivity. Psychiatric Services. 1998; 1102.
  33. Hughes D. Treating Psychosis in the Emergency Department. Psychiatric Times. 1997.
  34. Hughes D. Book review of Challenges in clinical practice, pharmacologic and psychosocial strategies. Psychiatric Services. 1997; 48(9).
  35. Hughes DH. Implications of recent court rulings for crisis and psychiatric emergency services. Psychiatr Serv. 1996 Dec; 47(12):1332-3. PMID: 9117471.
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  36. Hughes DH. Suicide and violence assessment in psychiatry. Gen Hosp Psychiatry. 1996 Nov; 18(6):416-21. PMID: 8937907.
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  37. Hughes D. Medical causes of anxiety: a guide to recognition. In: Ellison J, ed. Integrative treatment of anxiety disorders. APA Press. Washington, DC. 1996; 249-274.
  38. Hughes DH. Can the clinician predict suicide? Psychiatr Serv. 1995 May; 46(5):449-51. PMID: 7627668.
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  39. Hughes DH. Predicting suicide. Psychiatr Serv. 1995 Mar; 46(3):223-5. PMID: 7796206.
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  40. Hughes D. New directions in psychiatric emergency services. Emergency Psychiatry News. 1994; 1-2.
  41. Hughes DH. Trends and treatment models in emergency psychiatry. Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1993 Oct; 44(10):927-8. PMID: 8225271.
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  42. Hughes D. Book review of New dimensions in adult development. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. 1991; 52(4).
  43. Hughes D. Book review of Manual of clinical emergency psychiatry. General Hospital Psychiatry. 1991; 5(13):351-352.
  44. Ellison JM, Hughes DH, White KA. An emergency psychiatry update. Hosp Community Psychiatry. 1989 Mar; 40(3):250-60. PMID: 2645201.
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  45. Hughes D. Violence in review. Contemporary Psychology. 1966; 41(10):1033-1035.
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