Chris Schneck, MD
Professor, Psychiatry-Adult Psychiatry

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Medical School:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (1990)
Undergraduate School:
  • BA, Stanford University (CA) (1983)
Internship:
  • Norwalk Hospital/Yale University Program (1990)
Residency:
  • Yale-New Haven Medical Center Program, Chief Resident, Psychiatry (1994)
Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-Adult Psychiatry

Professional Titles

  • Medical Director, Helen and Arthur E Johnson Depression Center
  • Behavioral Health Director, UCH IDGP/HIV Clinic
  • Chief of Service, CU Medicine Outpatient Faculty Practices

Recognition & Awards

  • Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2020)
  • Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2019)
  • Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2017)
  • Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2016)
  • Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2015)
  • Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2014)
  • Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2013)
  • Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2012)
  • Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2011)
  • Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2010)
  • Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2009)
  • Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2005)
  • Top Doctor, 5280 Magazine (2004)

Research Interests

Dr. Schneck’s primary area of interest and research is in bipolar disorder, with a particular emphasis on rapid cycling bipolar disorder and adolescent bipolar disorder.

Publications

  • Weintraub MJ, Schneck CD, Axelson DA, Birmaher B, Kowatch RA, Miklowitz DJ. Classifying Mood Symptom Trajectories in Adolescents With Bipolar Disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2020 Mar;59(3):381-390. PubMed PMID: 31150753
  • Zandi PP, Wang YH, Patel PD, Katzelnick D, Turvey CL, Wright JH, Ajilore O, Coryell W, Schneck CD, Guille C, Saunders EFH, Lazarus SA, Cuellar VA, Selvaraj S, Dill Rinvelt P, Greden JF, DePaulo JR. Development of the National Network of Depression Centers Mood Outcomes Program: A Multisite Platform for Measurement-Based Care. Psychiatr Serv. 2020 May 1;71(5):456-464. PubMed PMID: 31960777
  • Weintraub MJ, Schneck CD, Miklowitz DJ. Network analysis of mood symptoms in adolescents with or at high risk for bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disord. 2020 Mar;22(2):128-138. PubMed PMID: 31729789
  • Weintraub MJ, Schneck CD, Walshaw PD, Chang KD, Singh MK, Axelson DA, Birmaher B, Miklowitz DJ. Characteristics of youth at high risk for bipolar disorder compared to youth with bipolar I or II disorder. J Psychiatr Res. 2020 Apr;123:48-53. PubMed PMID: 32036073
  • Miklowitz DJ, Schneck CD, Walshaw PD, Singh MK, Sullivan AE, Suddath RL, Forgey Borlik M, Sugar CA, Chang KD. Effects of Family-Focused Therapy vs Enhanced Usual Care for Symptomatic Youths at High Risk for Bipolar Disorder: A Randomized Clinical Trial. JAMA Psychiatry. 2020 May 1;77(5):455-463. PubMed PMID: 31940011
  • O'Donnell LA, Weintraub MJ, Ellis AJ, Axelson DA, Kowatch RA, Schneck CD, Miklowitz DJ. A Randomized Comparison of Two Psychosocial Interventions on Family Functioning in Adolescents with Bipolar Disorder. Fam Process. 2020 Jun;59(2):376-389. PubMed PMID: 32012257
  • Shore JH, Schneck CD, Mishkind MC. Telepsychiatry and the Coronavirus Disease 2019 Pandemic-Current and Future Outcomes of the Rapid Virtualization of Psychiatric Care. JAMA Psychiatry. 2020 May 11. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 32391861
  • Miklowitz DJ, Merranko JA, Weintraub MJ, Walshaw PD, Singh MK, Chang KD, Schneck CD. Effects of family-focused therapy on suicidal ideation and behavior in youth at high risk for bipolar disorder. J Affect Disord. 2020 Oct 1;275:14-22. PubMed PMID: 32658817
  • Novick AM, Scott AT, Neill Epperson C, Schneck CD. Neuropsychiatric effects of tamoxifen: Challenges and opportunities. Front Neuroendocrinol. 2020 Oct;59:100869. PubMed PMID: 32822707
  • Mishkind MC, Shore JH, Schneck CD. Telemental Health Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Virtualization of Outpatient Care Now as a Pathway to the Future. Telemed J E Health. 2020 Dec 8. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33297849
  • Fristad MA, Bell Z, Dopp R, Ghaziuddin N, Leffler J, Schneck CD, Singh MK, Sullivan A, Weinstein S, Miller L. Letter to the Editor: Measurement-Based Care in Youth-Feasibility and Acceptance. J Child Adolesc Psychopharmacol. 2020 Dec 31. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33395355
  • Mishkind MC, Shore JH, Bishop K, D'Amato K, Brame A, Thomas M, Schneck CD. Rapid Conversion to Telemental Health Services in Response to COVID-19: Experiences of Two Outpatient Mental Health Clinics. Telemed J E Health. 2020 Dec 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 33393857
  • Shore JH, Schneck CD, Mishkind M, Caudill R, Thomas M. Advancing Treatment of Depression and Other Mood Disorders Through Innovative Models of Telepsychiatry. Focus (Am Psychiatr Publ). 2020 Apr;18(2):169-174. PubMed PMID: 33162854
  • Weintraub MJ, Axelson DA, Kowatch RA, Schneck CD, Miklowitz DJ. Comorbid disorders as moderators of response to family interventions among adolescents with bipolar disorder. J Affect Disord. 2019 Mar 1;246:754-762. PubMed PMID: 30623821
  • Coyle RP, Schneck CD, Morrow M, Coleman SS, Gardner EM, Zheng JH, Ellison L, Bushman LR, Kiser JJ, Mawhinney S, Anderson PL, Castillo-Mancilla JR. Engagement in Mental Health Care is Associated with Higher Cumulative Drug Exposure and Adherence to Antiretroviral Therapy. AIDS Behav. 2019 Dec;23(12):3493-3502. PubMed PMID: 30798457
  • Weintraub MJ, Schneck CD, Axelson DA, Birmaher B, Kowatch RA, Miklowitz DJ. Classifying Mood Symptom Trajectories in Adolescents With Bipolar Disorder. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2019 May 28. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31150753
  • Lopez A, Schwenk S, Schneck CD, Griffin RJ, Mishkind MC. Technology-Based Mental Health Treatment and the Impact on the Therapeutic Alliance. Curr Psychiatry Rep. 2019 Jul 8;21(8):76. PubMed PMID: 31286280
  • Weintraub MJ, Schneck CD, Miklowitz DJ. Network analysis of mood symptoms in adolescents with or at high risk for bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disord. 2019 Nov 15. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31729789
  • Hogan J, Boykin D, Schneck CD, Ecker AH, Fletcher TL, Lindsay JA, Shore JH. Clinical Lessons from Virtual House Calls in Mental Health: The Doctor Is in the House. Psychiatr Clin North Am. 2019 Dec;42(4):575-586. PubMed PMID: 31672208
  • Miklowitz DJ, Schneck CD, Walshaw PD, Garrett AS, Singh MK, Sugar CA, Chang KD. Early intervention for youth at high risk for bipolar disorder: A multisite randomized trial of family-focused treatment. Early Interv Psychiatry. 2019 Apr;13(2):208-216. PubMed PMID: 28776930
  • Miklowitz DJ, Schneck CD, George EL, Taylor DO, Sugar CA, Birmaher B, Kowatch RA, Delbello MP, Axelson DA. Pharmacotherapy and Family-Focused Treatment for Adolescents With Bipolar I and II Disorders: A 2-Year Randomized Trial. Am J Psychiatry. 2014 Mar 14. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24626789
  • Miklowitz DJ, Schneck CD, Singh MK, Taylor DO, George EL, Cosgrove VE, Howe ME, Dickinson LM, Garber J, Chang KD. Early intervention for symptomatic youth at risk for bipolar disorder: a randomized trial of family-focused therapy. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2013 Feb;52(2):121-31. PubMed PMID: 23357439
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Practice Locations

University of Colorado Denver Depression Center - Specialty Clinic
13199 East Montview Boulevard
3rd floor
Aurora, CO 80045
303-724-3300

Hospital Affiliation
  • University of Colorado Hospital
Center Affiliations

Specialty Information

Specialties
  • Psychiatry, Board Certification (1995, 2015)
Conditions & Treatments
  • Mental Health and Behavior - Bipolar Disorder
  • Mental Health and Behavior
Clinical Interests
I am interested in treating Bipolar Disorder and Depression.

General Information

Medical Schools:
  • MD, University of Colorado Denver School of Medicine (1990)
Undergraduate Schools:
  • BA, Stanford University (CA) (1983)
Internships:
  • Norwalk Hospital/Yale University Program (1990)
Residency Programs:
  • Yale-New Haven Medical Center Program, Chief Resident, Psychiatry (1994)
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Languages: English
Department: Psychiatry-Adult Psychiatry
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