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Michael Alan Taylor, MD

Chicago Medical School
Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry
Dr. Taylor is an internationally known neuropsychiatrist who has pursued, for the last 27 years, the neurologic underpinnings of behavior. His contributions include refining the diagnoses of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, the genetics of schizophrenia, and neuropsychological findings in psychopathology, specifically, the neurology of emotional blunting, formal thought disorder and catatonia. He won the A.E. Bennett Award for clinical investigation of sex ratios in psychiatric disorders, and has been federally funded to study the genetics of psychopathology. In 1997, 1999, and 2000, the residents chose him as their teacher of the year, and in 2000, the medical students chose him as their psychiatry teacher of the year. He has published five books and over 100 journal articles. His Fundamentals of Clinical Neuropsychiatry, is a unique single authored highly regarded text. He was founding editor of the journal Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology and Behavioral Neurology, for which he was editor-in-chief until 2002. His latest book is a decisive review of catatonia.
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