Robert N Averbuch

Robert N Averbuch, M.D.

Associate Professor

Department: MD-PSYCHIATRY
Business Phone: (352) 265-4357
Business Email: averbuch@ufl.edu

About Robert N Averbuch

Dr. Averbuch has earned numerous faculty awards during his time at the University of Florida, and also awards for his work with residents and medical students. He is the director of the clerkship medical student program and is the associate director of residency training. He is avidly involved in the Gainesville community in clinics and outreach about mental health. He has been invited to speak at multiple local, regional, and national conferences about topics ranging from residency education, to forensic psychiatry, to depression, to antipsychotic drugs. He is a doctor, an educator, and an author, to describe the many key roles he plays.

Accomplishments

Chief Resident – Psychiatry
0000 · University of Florida

Board Certifications

  • Forensic Psychiatry
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
  • Psychiatry
    American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Clinical Profile

Specialties
  • Psychiatry
Subspecialties
  • Forensic Psychiatry
Areas of Interest
  • Depression
  • Depression in older adults
  • Major depression
  • Major depression with psychotic features
  • Psychosis
  • Schizoaffective disorder
  • Schizoid personality disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizotypal personality disorder
  • Seasonal affective disorder

Research Profile

Areas of Interest
  • Forensic Psychiatry
  • Outpatient Psychiatric Care of Depression
  • Psychotropic Drugs

Publications

2018
Opioid Use in the Elderly
. 35(1)
2016
Sleep and Schizophrenia
Psychiatric Annals. 46(3):192-196
2012
Changes in Medical Student Beliefs About Addiction Following Participation in An Addiction Medicine Rotation
Substance Abuse. 33
2011
Vignettes for teaching psychiatry with the arts.
Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry. 35(5):293-7 [DOI] 10.1176/appi.ap.35.5.293. [PMID] 22007084.
2010
Once-daily atomoxetine in the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder in adults.
Current psychiatry reports. 12(5):363-5 [DOI] 10.1007/s11920-010-0137-3. [PMID] 20665133.
2010
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Caused By the Misattribution of Seizure-Related Experiential Responses
Epilepsy & Behavior. 19:652-655 [DOI] 10.1016/j.yebeh.2010.09.029. [PMID] 21035405.
2010
Posttraumatic stress disorder caused by the misattribution of seizure-related experiential responses.
Epilepsy & behavior : E&B. 19:652-5
2010
Refining the human behavior small group experience.
Academic psychiatry : the journal of the American Association of Directors of Psychiatric Residency Training and the Association for Academic Psychiatry. 34(2) [DOI] 10.1176/appi.ap.34.2.159. [PMID] 20224033.
2009
Cosmetic psychiatry: from Viagra to MPH
. 29(1):1-13
2009
Ethno-psychopharmacology in an Ethnocentric Society.  A review of: Ethno-psychopharmacology: Advances in current practice
. 54(9)
2009
The Use of Duloxetine in Chronic Bulimia Nervosa- A Case Report
. 6(8):27-28
2009
The use of duloxetine in chronic bulimia nervosa: a case report.
Psychiatry (Edgmont (Pa. : Township)). 6(8):27-8 [PMID] 19763204.
View on: PubMed

Education

Residency – Forensic Psychiatry
1995-2000 · University of Florida
Medical Degree
1991-1995 · University of Florida

Teaching Profile

Courses Taught
2016-2021
BMS6021 Pain Intensive
2020-2021
BMS6751 Nutrition and Health
2014-2016,2018
MDC7830 Psychiatry Clerkship
2018
BMS6812 Intro Clin Med 2
2013-2016
MDT7840 Elect Top/Psychiatry
2009-2014
BCC7150 Psychiatry Clerkship
2013-2014
MDU4003 Introduction to the Professions of Medicine
2009-2013
MEL4011 Intro Profession Med
2010-2013
MEL7938 Elect Top/Psychiatry
2011-2012
BCC6151 Human Behavior
2009-2011
MEL4012 Physician Shadowing
2021
BMS6813 Intro Clin Med 3

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 265-4357
Emails:
Business:
averbuch@ufl.edu