Dr. Uhde specializes in the treatment of mood, anxiety, and sleep disorders. He has particular expertise in treating sleep disorders characterized by fearful awakenings from sleep such as sleep panic attacks, nightmares, sleep-related flashbacks, recurrent isolated sleep paralysis, sleep-related hallucinations (eg. hypnopompic and hypnogogic hallucinations), REM behavior disorder and other parasomnia. Dr. Uhde specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of narcolepsy and hypersomnia.
He has made significant research contributions in the field of anxiety and sleep disorders and is one of the Institute of Scientific Information’s most highly cited researchers in psychiatry. Dr. Uhde has authored or co-authored over 325 publications on anxiety, sleep, and mood disorders. He has won numerous awards and international recognition for his professional accomplishments.
Dr. Uhde obtained his Bachelor of Science degree in psychology at Duke University and his medical degree from the University of Louisville. He completed psychiatry training at Yale University and a clinical fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health.
He is currently the Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at MUSC and a member of the United States Department of Defense Health Board. Before his current position he served as Chief of the Section on Anxiety and Affective Disorders at the National Institute of Mental Health (Intramural Program), Chair of Psychiatry and Associate Dean of Research at Wayne State University, Director of the Penn State Hershey Neuroscience Research Institute and Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry at Penn State.
Dr. Uhde is also interested in helping those who experience problems and distress related to his or her sense of smell. Dr. Uhde is the clinic director of the odor and chemical sensitivity clinic. Dr. Uhde specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of odor-related problems [(e.g. increased or decreased sensitivity to odors, odor-related hallucinations and other odor-associated problems (e.g. headaches.)]