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Arnold M. Ludwig Adjunct Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

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

Brown Affiliations

scholarly work

5. King of the Mountain: The Nature of Political Leadership, University Press of Kentucky, Lexington, 2002.

4. How Do We Know Who We Are?: A Biography of the Self, Oxford University Press, New York, 1998.

3. The Price of Greatness, Guilford Publications, New York, 1995.

2. Understanding the Alcoholic's Mind, Oxford University Press, New York, 1988.

1. Principles of Clinical Psychiatry, Revised and Expanded Second Edition, The Free Press, New York, 1986.

Books:

research overview

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.. My latest, ongoing research project, entitled "Her & Him." deals with the ways women control men in the political arena

research statement

My research interests over the years have 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.

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.