Richard Bloch, PhD

Richard Bloch

Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
4E-65A Brody Building
Brody School of Medicine at East Carolina University
Greenville, NC 27834

Phone: 252-744-3324
Fax: 252-744-3815

Faculty Rank: Professor
Administrative Role: Director of Research


  • Ph.D., University of Wisconsin, Madison (1972)
  • M.S., University of Wisconsin, Madison (1970)
  • B.S., University of Pittsburgh (1966)

Research Interests

Evidence-based medicine; Telemedicine applications for psychiatric disorders, CAM treatments for mental disorders, and the role of anxiety in risk of, and response to, chronic illness.

Recent Publications

Kitten, S., Gupta, N., Bloch, R.M., Dunham, C.K. Voltage Gated Potassium Channel Antibody Associated Mood Disorder without Paraneoplastic Disease. Biological Psychiatry (in press).

Antonacci, D.J., Davis, E., Bloch, R.M., Manuel, C., & Saeed, S.A. CAM for your Anxious Patient: What the Evidence Says. Current Psychiatry, 2010: 9(10); 43-52.

Diamond, John M., Bloch, Richard M. Telepsychiatry Assessments of Child or Adolescent Behavior Disorders: A Review of Evidence and Issues, Telemedicine and e-Health, 2010: 16(6); 712-716.

Saeed, S.A., Antonacci, D.J., & Bloch, R.M. Exercise, Yoga, and Meditation for Depressive and Anxiety Disorders, American Family Physician, 2010: 81(8); 981-986.

Saeed, S.A., Bloch, R.M., Antonacci, D.J., Davis, E., & Manuel, C. CAM for your depressed patient: 6 recommended options. Current Psychiatry, 2009: 8(10); 39-47.

McGinty, K., Walker, M., & Bloch, R.M. Sensitivity of a System of Care in Recognizing Communication Disorders in Children with Serious Emotional Disorders. Community Mental Health Journal, 2008: 44; 295-302.

Antonacci, D.J., Bloch, R.M., Saeed, A.S., Yildirim, Y., & Talley, J. Empirical evidence on the use and effectiveness of telepsychiatry via videoconferencing: Implications for forensic and correctional psychiatry. Behavioral Sciences and the Law, 2008:26:253-269.

Saeed, S.A., Bloch, R.M., & Antonacci, D.J. The safety of kava for mild anxiety disorders (letter to the editor). American Family Physician, 2008: 78(4); 433.

Saeed, S.A., Bloch, R.M., Antonacci, D.J. Herbal and dietary supplements for treatment of anxiety disorders. American Family Physician, 2007:76(4);549-56.

Bloch, R.M., Meggs, W.J. Comorbidity patterns of self-reported chemical sensitivity, allergy, and medical illnesses with anxiety and depression. Journal of Nutritional and Environmental Medicine, 2007:16(2);136-148.

Bloch, R.M., Saeed, S.A., Rivard, J.C., Rausch, C. Lessons Learned in Implementing Evidence-Based Practices: Implications for Psychiatric Administrators. Psychiatric Quarterly, 2006:77(4); 309-318.