Faculty Profile: Arnold Ludwig, M.D.

Arnold Ludwig, M.D.
Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Psychiatry & Human Behavior
Work: +1 401-383-3099
In "The Price of Greatness" (Guilford Press, 1995), I examine the relationship between exceptional creative achievement and mental illness. In a later study, "King of the Mountain: The Nature of Political Leadership" (University Press of Kentucky, 2002, 2004), I examine the personality characteristics, childhoods and mental stability of six kinds of rulers to pinpoint the chief predictors of later political success..

Biography

Board Certification:
1964 Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
1995 Diplomate, American Board of Forensic Medicine

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
2006- Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University School of Medicine
2000-present Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Kentucky Medical School
1979-2000 Evalyn A. Edwards Professor of Psychiatry, University of Kentucky Medical School
1970-1979 Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, University of Kentucky,
College of Medicine
1969-1970 Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Medical School
1967-1969 Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Medical School
HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS
1962-1964 Assistant Chief Psychiatrist, U.S.P.H.S. Hospital, Lexington, KY
1964-1970 Director of Education and Research, Mendota State Hospital, Madison, WI
1970-1979 Director of Psychiatry, University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, KY
1980-1990 (ca.) Attending Physician, Ephraim McDowell Hospital, Danville, KY
1979-2000 Attending Physician, University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, KY
1982-2000 Attending Physician, Charter Ridge Hospital, Lexington, KY

OTHER APPOINTMENTS
Editorial Board:
1970- American Journal of Psychotherapy
1970 International Journal of the Addictions
1986 Social Pharmacology
1995 Creativity Research Journal

Study Sections, etc. (dates approx.):
1970-1973 Research, Center for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIMH
1972-1974 Merit Review Board, Drugs and Alcohol Research, VACO
1973-1975 Research, National Institutes of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Dept. Health & Welfare
1975-1979 Small grants, National Institutes of Mental Health
1975 Examiner, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
1977 Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
1979 Honorary Fellow, American Association of Psychoanalytic Physicians
1981 Visiting Professor, University of Connecticut Medical School, Dept. Psychiatry
1984 Distinguished Practitioner of Medicine, National Academies of Practice

Research Description

My research interest over the years has been broad. I have conducted studies on craving and loss of control in alcoholics, sensory overload, altered states of consciousness, multiple personality, hypnosis, treatment techniques for chronic schizophrenics, "nerves", the relationship of creative achievement to "madness," and the nature of political leadership. I also have reported case studies on various conditions.

Grants and Awards

TEACHING AND RESEARCH HONORS
1970 Lester B. Hofheimer Prize Annual Award given by American Psychiatric Association for Outstanding Research on Alcoholism and LSD
1973 Roy M. Dorcus Award, outstanding research on multiple personality, J. Soc. Clin. Exper. Hypnosis
1973 Commencement Speaker, University of KY, Graduating Medical Student Class of 1973
1983 Golden Apple Teaching Award for UK med student course, Psychopathology of Behavior
1990 Distinguished Lecturer, American Psychiatric Association Meeting
1990 Outstanding Book Prize (Understanding the Alcoholic's Mind), British Journal of Addiction
1995 Resident Supervisory Award, Dept. Psychiatry, University of KY Medical School
1996 Kentucky Psychiatric Association Research Award
1998 William Willard Outstanding Faculty Member Award, given by the Dean, College of Medicine, University of Kentucky
2008-09 The Prattle Award, given by the residents, DPBS, Brown University, College of Medicine.
2009 Triple Board Kudos Award, given by residents, DPBS, Brown University, College of Medicine.

Affiliations

ACADEMIC APPOINTMENTS
2006- Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior, Brown University School of Medicine
2000-present Emeritus Professor, Dept. of Psychiatry, University of Kentucky Medical School
1979-2000 Evalyn A. Edwards Professor of Psychiatry, University of Kentucky Medical School
1970-1979 Professor and Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, University of Kentucky,
College of Medicine
1969-1970 Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Medical School
1967-1969 Associate Clinical Professor in Psychiatry, University of Wisconsin Medical School
HOSPITAL APPOINTMENTS
1962-1964 Assistant Chief Psychiatrist, U.S.P.H.S. Hospital, Lexington, KY
1964-1970 Director of Education and Research, Mendota State Hospital, Madison, WI
1970-1979 Director of Psychiatry, University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, KY
1980-1990 (ca.) Attending Physician, Ephraim McDowell Hospital, Danville, KY
1979-2000 Attending Physician, University of Kentucky Hospital, Lexington, KY
1982-2000 Attending Physician, Charter Ridge Hospital, Lexington, KY

OTHER APPOINTMENTS
Editorial Board:
1970- American Journal of Psychotherapy
1970 International Journal of the Addictions
1986 Social Pharmacology
1995 Creativity Research Journal

Study Sections, etc. (dates approx.):
1970-1973 Research, Center for Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, NIMH
1972-1974 Merit Review Board, Drugs and Alcohol Research, VACO
1973-1975 Research, National Institutes of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, Dept. Health & Welfare
1975-1979 Small grants, National Institutes of Mental Health
1975 Examiner, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
1977 Fellow, American Psychiatric Association
1979 Honorary Fellow, American Association of Psychoanalytic Physicians
1981 Visiting Professor, University of Connecticut Medical School, Dept. Psychiatry
1984 Distinguished Practitioner of Medicine, National Academies of Practice

Funded Research

GRANTS*

Principal Investigator, LSD and Alcoholism, funded by the National Institutes of Mental Health, ca. 1965 through 1969, approx. $150,000.

Program Director, Training Grant, Mendota State Hospital, funded by National Institutes of Mental Health, 1964 through ca. 1968, approx. $100,000.

Principal Investigator, Craving and Loss of Control in Alcoholics, funded by NIAAA, ca. 1971 through 1976, approx. $350,000.

Principal Investigator, Craving and Sensory Overload, funded by NIAAA, ca. 1975 through 1978, approx. $300,000.

Program Director for NIMH Residency stipend and medical student training grants in mental health during my tenure as Chairman, Department of Psychiatry, 1970 to 1979. Total funding approx. $400,000.

Principal Investigator, Studies on mental health of Creative Achievers and Political Leaders, etc., ca. 1980 through 2000, supported by Evalyn A. Edwards Fund bequest, approx. $20,000 to 25,000 a year (approx. $400,000 to $500,000 total).

*All figures, dates, and titles are approximate since most of the research occurred over 20 years ago before I had an independent and continuous source of funding for my studies (i.e., E. A. Edwards Bequest Fund). I also was an Investigator on other large grants over the years (e.g., P.I., Roger Meyer, Alcohol Center Grant, University of Connecticut Medical Center, ca. 1975-82, Carl Leukfeld, P.I., Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse, Univ. of KY, etc.) but I do not recollect the specifics. Most of my old records either have been destroyed or mislaid. Also, please note that before 1980, faculty at the University of Kentucky Medical Center were not required to list sources of funding on their Curriculum Vita and many regarded it crass to give actual dollar amounts.

Teaching Experience

UNIVERSITY/HOSPITAL TEACHING ROLES

Course leader and primary lecturer at Univ. KY Med. School for 2nd year medical student course (about 30 hours) on Psychopathology of Behavior from ca. 1979-92 (used my book, Principles of Clinical Psychiatry as text)

Weekly seminar for Univ. KY Med. School psychiatry residents (all levels) on The Practice of Psychiatry from ca. 1979 until 1998.

Joint Neuropsychiatry teaching seminar for psychiatry and neurology residents and third year medical students rotating on these Univ. of KY services at the V.A. Hospital from about 1974 to 1978.

Clinical teaching rounds at Univ. of KY and affiliated V.A.H. Psychiatry ward from ca. 1970 through 1985 for med students, residents, nurses, etc. for all my admitted patients and also when on duty covering ward during evenings and weekends.

Supervision for one to three Univ. of KY residents (all levels) from ca.1970 until 1998.

The Practice of Psychiatry Seminar for all levels of Psychiatry residents, Brown University, DPHB, 2006 to present.

Lectures to Brown residents on The History of Psychiatry, 2006 to 2007.

Selected Publications

  • 5. King of the Mountain: The Nature of Political Leadership, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 2002. (2002)
  • 4. How Do We Know Who We Are?: A Biography of the Self, Oxford University Press, New York, 1998. (1998)
  • 3. The Price of Greatness, Guilford Publications, New York, 1995. (1995)
  • 2. Understanding the Alcoholic's Mind, Oxford University Press, New York, 1988. (1988)
  • 1. Principles of Clinical Psychiatry, Revised and Expanded Second Edition, The Free Press, New York, 1986. (1986)
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