Articles by Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D.

Arshya Vahabzadeh, M.D. is a leadership fellow of the American Psychiatric Association. He practices as a resident child and adolescent psychiatrist at Massachusetts General Hospital and McLean Hospital, in addition to being a clinical fellow at Harvard Medical School. Dr. Vahabzadeh is also a trained family physician, having completed training under the Royal College of General Practitioners. Dr. Vahabzadeh is deeply interested in neurodevelopmental disorders, including autism and schizophrenia. His research experience has encompassed several lines of study, including genetics, novel psychopharmacology and social cognition. Dr. Vahabzadeh is also a strong proponent of mental health education, and has written editorials for Psychology Today, The Huffington Post, APA Healthy Minds, Boston Magazine and CNN.

During residency, Dr. Vahabzadeh has been recognized with several awards including the American College of Psychiatrists Laughlin Fellowship, the American Medical Association Foundation Leadership Award, the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Educational Outreach Award, three successive Joe and Hope Skobba Resident Research Awards, a CADEF travel grant, and the Emory University Department of Psychiatry’s Medical Student Teaching Award.

What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

December 2, 2013

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What Is Autism Spectrum Disorder?

Autism, more formally referred to as autism spectrum disorders (ASD), are conditions where individuals struggle with social relationships and communication. People with autism also often face challenges in handling changes to their normal routines, or attempts to expand their usually narrow range of interests. ASD includes several previously separate diagnoses, such as Asperger disorder, and […]