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Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine


photo of blochRichard Bloch, Ph.D.

Department of Psychiatric 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


1972 Ph.D. -University of Wisconsin, Madison
1970 M.S. - University of Wisconsin, Madison
1966 B.S. -  University of Pittsburgh

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.