John W. Tsuang, M.D.

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LABioMed Health Sciences Associate Clinical Professor, PSYCHIATRY
UCLA Associate Professor, Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences

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Los Angeles, CA 90095
1124 West Carson Street
Torrance, CA

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Areas of Research Focus: Dual Diagnosis and Pharmacological Trials


Yeh Paul, Walters Arthur S, Tsuang John W   Restless legs syndrome: a comprehensive overview on its epidemiology, risk factors, and treatment Sleep & breathing = Schlaf & Atmung, 2011; .
Tsuang John W, Fong T W, Ho Andrew P   Dual diagnosis and treatment compliance Psychiatric services (Washington, D.C.), 2003; 54(4): 576.
Tsuang John W, Eckman Thad, Marder Stephen, Tucker Doug   Can risperidone reduce cocaine use in substance abusing schizophrenic patients? Journal of clinical psychopharmacology, 2002; 22(6): 629-30.

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