Richard J. Goldberg Professor of Psychiatry and Human Behavior

My past academic work has included research and scholarly activity in psycho-oncology and geriatric psychiatry. At this point, I am increasingly involved in issues involving transformation of our healthcare system. I am involved in developing integration of medical practice and behavioral health, and care transformation models for both clinical and financial domains.

Brown Affiliations

scholarly work

111. Goldberg RJ. Psychiatry Billing for Nursing Home Services: Understanding Coding Options, JAMDA, May 2005.

108. Goldberg RJ. Billing for Psychiatric Evaluations: Options for Coding and Reimbursement. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 26:296-301, 2004.

107. Goldberg RJ & Oxman T. Billing for the Evaluation and Treatment of Adult Depression by the Primary Care Physician. Published, Primary Care Companion, J Clin Psychiatry 2004;6(1). Available at

110. Goldberg RJ. Alzheimer's disease: Your role in identifying and managing it. Patient Care 38: 34-39, 2004.

109. Amsterdam EA, Goldberg RJ, Kelley RE, Singer K, Wheeland RG. How not to miss commonly overlooked diagnoses. Patient Care 38: 30-37, 2004.

Mirtazapine. J Am Geriatr Soc. 50:1461, 2002.

104. Goldberg RJ. Tardive Dyskinesia in Elderly Patients: An Update. J Am Med Dir Assoc 3:152-161, 2002.

103. Goldberg RJ. Mistaken diagnosis of neurological symptoms as new psychosis in an elderly patient AHRQ Web M&M 2002; 1(1). Available at

106. Goldberg RJ. Management of Behavioral Complications of Dementia. Med & Health/RI 85:281-285, 2002.

101. Goldberg, RJ. Financial challenges for psychiatry. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 23:67-72, 2001.

100. Goldberg, RJ. Weight variance associated with atypical neuroleptics in nursing home dementia patients. J of the Am Med Directors Assoc 2: 26-28, 2001.

102. Goldberg RJ, Steury S. Depression and the workplace: costs and barriers to treatment. Psychiatric Services 52:1639-1643, 2001.

96. Goldberg RJ. Financial incentives governing the integration of primary care and mental health services. Psych Services 50:1071-1075, 1999.

95. Goldberg RJ. The use of divalproex for the treatment of dementia-related behavioral disturbances in a nursing home population. Annals of Long Term Care, 7: 63-66, 1999.

98. Goldberg RJ. Long-term use of risperidone for the treatment of dementia-related behavioral disturbances in a nursing home population. Int J Ger Psychopharmacol 2: 1-4, 1999.

97. Kunkel EJS, Worley LLM, Monti DA, Hilty DM, Hansen-Grant S, Goldberg RJ. Follow-up consultation billing and documentation. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 21: 197-208, 1999.

94. Goldberg RJ. Recognition and treatment of geriatric dementia. Primary Care 10: 165-168, 1998.

91. Goldberg RJ. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors: Infrequent medical adverse effects. Arch Fam Med 7:78-84, 1998.

93. Goldberg RJ. Managing behavioral problems in elderly dementia patients. J of Calif Alliance for Mentally Ill 9: 74-75, 1998.

92. Goldberg RJ, Gordon GH, McNeil M. Practical tips for managing patients who somatize. Patient Care, 131-156, 1998.

99. Goldberg RJ, Kathol R. Implications of the Balanced Budget Act of 1997 for General Hospital Psychiatry Inpatient Units Providing Medical and Psychiatric Services. Gen Hosp Psychiatry 22:11-16, 2000.

89. Goldberg RJ. Managing psychosis-related behavioral problems in the elderly. Consultant Pharmacist 12 (Supp C):4-10, 1997.

88. Goldberg RJ. Antidepressant use in the elderly: current status of nefazodone, venlafaxine, and moclobemide. Drugs & Aging 11:119-131, 1997.

87. Goldberg RJ, Goldberg J. Risperidone for dementia-related disturbed behavior in nursing home residents: a clinical experience. International Psychogeriatrics 9:65-68, 1997.

90. Goldberg RJ, Goldberg J. Antipsychotics for dementia-related behavioral disturbances. Psychiatric Practice 2: 8, 1997.

86. Blacker D, Cummings JL, Goldberg RJ. Managing Behavioral Problems in AD. Patient Care, Nov. 15, 1996, 84-107.

84. Goldberg RJ, Goldberg J. Antipsychotics for dementia-related behavioral disturbances in elderly institutionalized patients. Clinical Geriatrics 4: 58-68, 1996.

82. Goldberg RJ, Daly J, Backstrom D: Psychiatric Complications and Co-Morbidities in Medical Inpatients: Inadequacy of Attestation at Discharge. General Hospital Psychiatry, 18: 102-105, 1996.

83. Goldberg RJ, Goldberg J. Antipsychotics for dementia-related behavioral disturbances in elderly institutionalized patients. Nursing Home Medicine 4: 201-206, 1996.

85. Goldberg, RJ: P450 System: Definition and Relevance to the Treatment of Depression in Medical Practice, Archives of Family Medicine, 5: 406-412, 1996.

79. Goldberg RJ, Stoudemire A: The Future of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Medical-Psychiatric Units in the Era of Managed Care. General Hospital Psychiatry 17: 268-277, 1995.

77. Goldberg RJ: Diagnostic Dilemmas in Anxiety and Depression. American Journal of Medicine, 98 (3): 278-284, 1995.

78. Goldberg RJ: Psychiatry and the Practice of Medicine: The Need to Integrate Psychiatry Into Comprehensive Medical Care. Southern Medical Journal 88 (3): 260-267, 1995.

81. Goldberg RJ: Nefazodone: A Novel Antidepressant. Psychiatric Services 46: 1113-1114, 1995.

80. Goldberg RJ: Nefazodone and Venlafaxine: Two New Agents for the Treatment of Depression. The Journal of Family Practice 41, December, 1995.

75. Goldberg RJ: Buspirone: Seven Year Update. Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Monograph 12: 31-36, 1994.

73. Goldberg RJ: The Use of Buspirone in Geriatric Patients. J Clin Psychiatry Monograph 12 (1): 31-35, 1994.

74. Goldberg RJ, Daly J, Golinger RC: The Impact of Psychiatric Co-Morbidity on Medicare Reimbursement for Inpatient Medical Care. General Hospital Psychiatry 16: 16-19, 1994.

76. Goldberg RJ, Novack DH, Metheny WP, Dube C, Goldstein MG: A Medical Interview Content Assessment Instrument: Application in Evaluating an Interviewing Course. Academic Medicine 69 (10): 853, 1994.

71. Goldberg, RJ: Depression in Medical Patients. Rhode Island Medicine 76:391-396, 1993.

72. Goldberg RJ, Badger JM: Major Depressive Disorder in Patients with the Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator: A Report of Two Cases Treated with Electroconvulsive Therapy. Psychosomatics 34 (3): 1-5, 1993.

69. Goldberg RJ, Faust D, Novack D: Integrating the Mental Status Examination into the Medical Interview. Southern Medical Journal, 85 (5) 491-497, 1992.

67. Goldberg RJ, Novack DH, Gask L: The Recognition and Management of Somatization. Psychosomatics 33(1): 55-61, 1992.

68. Goldberg RJ, Novack DH: The Psychosocial Review of Systems. Social Science & Medicine, 35 (3), 261-269, 1992.

70. Goldberg RJ: Medical Aspects of Panic Disorder. Rhode Island Medicine, 75: 265-270, 1992.

65. Morris PLP, Badger J, Chmielewski C, Berger E, Goldberg RJ: Psychiatric Morbidity Following Implantation of the Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator. Psychosomatics 32: 58-64, 1991.

64. Edlund M, Goldberg RJ, Morris P: The Use of Physical Restraint In Patients With Cerebral Contusion. Intl J Psychiatry in Med 21 (2): 173-182, 1991.

66. Goldberg RJ, Simundson S: Managing Medicare Reimbursement on Medical Psychiatry Units. General Hospital Psychiatry 13: 313-318, 1991.

63. Goldberg RJ: Medical Psychiatry in America. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine, Japanese Edition, 153 (8): 440-442, 1990.

61. Goldberg RJ, Morris P, Lidofsky S: Case Report: Tardive Dyskinesia Presenting as GI Disorder. The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry 51: 253-254, 1990.

59. Goldberg RJ: Depression: Differential Diagnosis. Hospital Medicine, 104-113, August, 1990.

57. Morris PLP, Goldberg RJ: The Impact of Psychiatric Co-Morbidity on Length of Hospital Stay in Gastroenterology Patients. General Hospital Psychiatry, 12 (2): 77-82, 1990.

58. Goldberg RJ, Morris P, Christian F, Badger J, Chabot S, Edlund M: Panic Disorder in Cardiac Outpatients. Psychosomatics, 31 (2): 168-173, Spring, 1990.

60. Mor V, Masterson-Allen S, Goldberg R, Guadagnoli E, Wool M: Pre-Diagnostic Symptom Recognition and Help Seeking Among Cancer Patients: Implications for Educational Intervention. Journal of Community Health, 15 (4): 253-266, August, 1990.

62. Goldberg RJ, Guadagnoli E, Silliman R, Glicksman A: Congruence Between Patients and Physicians: Cancer Patients' Concerns. Journal of Cancer Education 5: 193-199, 1990.

55. Goldberg RJ, Dubin WR, Fogel BS: Behavioral Emergencies: Assessment and Psychopharmacologic Management. Clinical Neuropharmacology 12: 233-248, 1989.

53. Goldberg RJ: The Use of Constant Observation In General Hospitals. International Journal of Psychiatry and Medicine 19 (2): 193-201, 1989.

51. Goldberg, RJ: Humane Fur Products. Journal of Irreproducible Results, 34: 12, 1989.

50. Novack DH, Goldberg RJ, Rowland-Morin P, Landau C, Wartman SA: Toward A Comprehensive Psychiatry/Behavioral Science Curriculum for Primary Care Residents. Psychosomatics, 30: 213-223, 1989.

52. Goldberg RJ, Tollefson GD, Yates WR: The Psychiatric Consultation. Patient Care, 23 (11): 129-141, 1989.

54. Goldberg RJ, Fogel BS: The Integration of General Hospital Psychiatry Services with Free-Standing Psychiatric Hospitals. Hospital & Community Psychiatry 40: 1057-1061, 1989.

56. Morris PLP, Goldberg RJ: The Validity of the 28 Item General Health Questionnaire in Gastroenterology Inpatients. Psychosomatics 30 (3): 290-295, 1989.

48. Goldberg RJ: Psychiatric Aspects of Psychosocial Distress in Cancer Patients. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology, 6: 139-163, 1988.

46. Mor V, Guadagnoli E, Masterson-Allen S, Silliman R, Weitberg A, Glicksman AS, Rosenstein R, Cummings FJ, Goldberg RJ, Fretwell MD: The Brown University Cancer and Aging Study: A Statewide Cooperative Investigation. Rhode Island Medical Journal, 71: 379-386, 1988.

44. Goldberg RJ: Clinical Presentations of Panic Related Disorders. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 2: 61-75, 1988.

43. Goldberg RJ, Guadagnoli E, LaFarge S: A Survey of Housestaff Attitudes Towards Terminal Care Education. Journal of Cancer Education, 2 (3): 159-163, 1988.

45. Goldberg RJ: Depression in Primary Care: DSM-III Diagnoses and Other Depressive Syndromes. Journal of General Internal Medicine, 3: 491-497, 1988.

47. Mor V, Guadagnoli E, Masterson-Allen S, Silliman R, Glicksman AS, Cummings FJ, Goldberg RJ, Fretwell MD: Lung, Breast, and Colorectal Cancer: The Relationship Between Extent of Disease and Age at Diagnosis. Journal of Gerontology, 36: 873-876, 1988.

49. Wachtel TJ, Masterson-Allen S, Reuben D, Goldberg R, Mor V: The End Stage Cancer Patient: Terminal Common Pathway. The Hospice Journal, 4: 43-80, 1988.

41. Goldberg RJ: The Assessment of Suicide Risk in the General Hospital. General Hospital Psychiatry 9: 1-7, 1987.

39. Goldberg RJ: Diagnosis of Depression in the Cancer Patient. Clinical Advances in the Treatment of Depression 1 (4), August, 1987.

38. Goldberg RJ: Use of Constant Observation With Potentially Suicidal Patients in General Hospitals. Hospital and Community Psychiatry 38: 303-305, 1987.

37. Goldberg RJ, Cullen LO: The Psychiatrist's Role in Cancer Care. Cancer Surveys 6 (3), 1987.

40. Goldberg RJ: Treatment of Depression in the Cancer Patient. Clinical Advances in the Treatment of Depression 1 (5), October, 1987.

42. Goldberg RJ, Cullen LO: The Use of Psychotropic Medication in Cancer Patients. Psychiatric Medicine, 9 (4), 1987.

36. Goldberg RJ, Capone RJ, Hunt JD: Cardiac Complications Following Tricyclic Antidepressant Overdose Issues for Monitoring Policy. JAMA, Japanese Edition, 36-41, April 4, 1986.

35. Goldberg RJ, Capone RJ, Hunt JD: Cardiac Complications Following Tricyclic Antidepressant Overdose Issues for Monitoring Policy. JAMA, Southeast Asian Edition, 2: 23-26, March, 1986.

33. Goldberg RJ, Cullen LO: Use of Psychotropics in Cancer Patients. Psychosomatics 27 (10): 687-700, 1986.

32. Goldberg RJ: Managing Depression in Cancer Patients. Practicum 1: 8-13, 1986.

30. Morris JN, Mor V, Goldberg RJ, et al: The Effect of Treatment Setting and Patient Characteristics on Pain in Terminal Cancer Patients: A Report from the National Hospice Study. Journal of Chronic Disease 39 (1): 27-35, 1986.

29. Goldberg RJ, Mor V, Wiemann M, et al: Analgesic Use in Terminal Cancer Patients. Report from the National Hospice Study. Journal of Chronic Disease 39 (1): 37-45, 1986.

27. Goldberg RJ: Office Management of the Acutely Anxious Geriatric Patient. Clinical Gerontologist 5 (1), 1986.

28. Goldberg RJ, Cullen LO: Depression in Geriatric Cancer Patients: Guide to Assessment and Treatment. Hospice Journal 2 (2): 79-98, 1986.

31. Slaby AE, Goldberg RJ: Advantages and Disadvantages of Cross-Hospital Consultation Liaison Services. General Hospital Psychiatry 8: 183-189, 1986.

34. Wool MS, Goldberg RJ: Assessment of Denial in Cancer Patients: Implications for Intervention. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology 4 (3): Fall, 1986.

26. Goldberg RJ, Capone RJ, Hunt JD: Complications cardiaques secondaires a l'intoxication par un antidepresseur tricyclique. Implications pour le protocole de surveillance. JAMA, Edition Francaise, 10: 1383-1388, 1985.

24. Goldberg RJ, Wise TN: Where is Psychiatry in Primary Care Medical Training? Psychosomatics 26 (11): 882-886, 1985.

23. Mor V, Masterson-Allen S, Goldberg RJ, et al: The Relationship Between Age At Diagnosis and Treatments Received by Cancer Patients. Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 33: 585-589, 1985.

22. Goldberg RJ, Capone RJ, Hunt JD: Cardiac Complications Following Tricyclic Antidepressant Overdose: Issues for Monitoring Policy. JAMA 254: 1772-1775, 1985.

20. Goldberg RJ, Cullen LO: Factors Important to Psychosocial Adjustment to Cancer. A Review of the Evidence. Social Science in Medicine 20: 803-807, 1985.

19. Goldberg RJ, Wool MS: Psychotherapy for the Spouses of Lung Cancer Patients: Assessment of an Intervention. Psychotherapy & Psychosomatics, 43: 141-150, 1985.

18. Goldberg RJ, Novack DH, Fulton JP, Wartman SA: A Survey of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science Curricula in Primary Care Residency Training. Journal of Psychiatric Education 9: 3-11, 1985.

21. Goldberg RJ, Mor V: A Survey of Psychotropic Use in Terminal Cancer Patients. Psychosomatics 26: 745-751, 1985.

25. Wallace SR, Ward JT, Goldberg RJ, Slaby AE: The Social Worker as Primary Psychiatric Consultant to the General Hospital Emergency Room. Emergency Health Services Review, 3 (1): 11-24, 1985.

17. Goldberg RJ, Wool MS, Glicksman A, Tull RM: Relationship of Social Environment and Patients' Physical Status to Depression in Lung Cancer Patients and Spouses. Journal of Psychosocial Oncology 2: 73-80, Fall/Winter, 1984.

15. Goldberg RJ: Disclosure of Information to Adult Cancer Patients: Issues and Update. Journal of Clinical Oncology 2 (8): 948-955, 1984.

13. Goldberg RJ, Wallace SR, Rothney J, Wartman S: Medical Clinic Referrals to Psychiatric Social Work: Review of 100 Cases. General Hospital Psychiatry 6: 147-152, 1984.

12. Goldberg RJ, Tull RM, Sullivan N, Wallace SR, Wool M: Defining Discipline Roles in Consultation Psychiatry: The Multidisciplinary Team Approach to Psychosocial Oncology. General Hospital Psychiatry 6: 17-23, 1984.

11. Goldberg RJ, Wool MS, Tull RM, Boor M: Teaching Brief Psychotherapy for Spouses of Cancer Patients: Use of a Codable Supervision Format. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics 41 (1): 12-19, 1984.

16. Goldberg RJ, Steinfeld AD, Tull RM: Depression Following Cranial Radiation for Brain Tumor. Rhode Island Medical Journal 67 (4): 163-166, 1984.

14. Fogel BS, Goldberg RJ: Beyond Liaison: A Future Role for Psychiatry in Medicine. International Journal Psychiatry in Medicine 13 (3): 185-192, 1983-84.

10. Goldberg RJ: Psychiatric Symptoms in Cancer Patients. Postgraduate Medicine 74 (1): 263-273, July, 1983.

9. Slaby AE, Goldberg RJ, Wallace SR: Interdisciplinary Team Approach to Emergency Psychiatric Care. Psychosomatics 24 (7): 627-637, July, 1983.

8. Goldberg RJ: Systematic Understanding of Cancer Patients Who Refuse Treatment. Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, 39: 180-189, 1983.

7. Goldberg RJ: Réduction de l'anxiété par auto-régulation: théorie, pratique et estimation des résults. Le Journal International de Medicine 33 (6): 221-231, October, 1982.

6. Goldberg RJ: Anxiety Reduction by Self-Regulation Methods: Theory, Practice, Evaluation. Annals of Internal Medicine 96 (4): 483-487, 1982.

5. Goldberg RJ, Van Dyke C: Psychiatric Consultation: When to Request and What to Expect. Rhode Island Medical Journal 65 (3): 115-121, March, 1982.

4. Goldberg RJ: Management of Depression in the Patient with Advanced Cancer. JAMA 246 (4): 373-376, 1981.

3. Goldberg RJ, Leigh H, Quinlan D: Current Status of Placebo in Hospital Practice. General Hospital Psychiatry 1 (3): 196-201, 1979.

2. Goldberg RJ, Greenwood J, Taintor Z: Alpha Conditioning as an Adjunct Treatment for Drug Dependence, Part II. International Journal of Addictions 12 (1): 195-204, 1977.

1. Goldberg RJ, Greenwood J, Taintor Z: Alpha Conditioning as an Adjunct Treatment for Drug Dependence, Part I. International Journal of Addictions 11 (6): 1085-1089, 1976.

105. Goldberg RJ. Weight Change in Depressed Nursing Home Patients on

research overview

I continue to be involved in scholarly reviews of topics involving geriatric psychiatry.

research statement

I am interested in collaboration re quality of care in long term care settings. And I remain actively involved in Geriatric Psychiatry, Long Term Care, and Health Systems Finance.

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