Abhay K. Singh, M.D.Clinical Assistant Professor
Dr. Singh is a Clinical Instructor at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, and a staff psychiatrist at St. Mary's Regional Medical Center, Lewiston, ME. In addition, he is an adjunct faculty at the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine, and is involved in medical student teaching.
Dr. Singh has been involved in research on central nicotinic receptor system involvement in various neuropsychiatric disorders. He has also focused on the therapeutic role of nicotinic antagonist agent, Mecamylamine, in Tourette's syndrome, substance dependence, and mood disorders. He has investigated the role of acute administration of nicotine on the symptomatology and neurocognitive functioning in schizophrenia. In addition, he has been involved in examining the roles of antipsychotic agents in the treatment of refractory schizophrenia, and metabolic disturbances associated with novel antipsychotic agents. Other research interests include the treatment of depression in borderline personality disorder, and collaborative approach to the treatment of substance dependence in psychiatrically ill patients.
Dr. Singh serves as a reviewer for the Medical Science Monitor, and has been involved in reviewing manuscripts for other scientific journals. He serves on the Institutional Review Board of St. Mary's Regional Medical Center. He is a diplomat of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and maintains a busy teaching schedule and clinical practice.