Scott E. Hirsch

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Scott E. Hirsch, M.D.

Assistant Professor;
Departments of Neurology (Epilepsy Center Div), House Staff (Psychiatry), Psychiatry (BP-OutPatWalkIn) and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (Child & Adol Psy)

Contact Info

223 East 34th Street
New York, NY 10016


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Medical Specialties

Neurology, Psychiatry

Medical Expertise

Bipolar Disorder, Depression, Alzheimer's Disease, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Panic Disorders, Geriatric Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology, Affective & Anxiety Disorders, Neuro-Psychiatry

Clinical Responsibilities

Dr. Hirsch is a Assistant Professor of Neurology, Psychiatry, and Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the NYU School of Medicine. Dr. Hirsch has extensive experience in neuropsychiatric diagnostic evaluation and the treatment of Epilepsy, Tourette Disorder, Parkinson Disease, Alzheimer Disease, traumatic brain injury, and neuropsychiatric syndromes. He is particularly interested in understanding and treating mood and anxiety symptoms associated with these conditions. He provides individualized pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy in combination with traditional neurological treatment through the NYU Comprehensive Epilepsy Center. Dr. Hirsch earned his M.D. at New York University School of Medicine, where he also completed a double-board residency in Neurology and Psychiatry. He is a member of the American Medical Association, the American Academy of Neurology, and the American Psychiatric Association. Dr. Hirsch was the recipient of the Herman Wortis Neuropsychiatric Prize for excellence in psychiatry, neurology, and medicine.

Faculty practice at the NYU Child Study Center focused on individuals with neuropsychiatric treatment needs.



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Board Certification

2008 — Ab Psychiatry & Neurology - Neurology
2008 — Ab Psychiatry & Neurology - Psychiatry


1997-2001 — New York University, Medical Education
2001-2002 — NYU Medical Center (Medicine), Internship
2002-2007 — NYU Medical Center (Neurology/Psychiatry), Residency Training

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Research Summary

Current research includes investigating the effects of S-Adeonsyl-methionine in Parkinson Disease, including its use as an antidepressant.

Research Interests

Understanding and treating mood and anxiety disorders associated with Epilepsy, Tourette Disorder, Parkinson Disease, Alzheimer Disease, and Traumatic Brain Injury.

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All data from NYU Health Sciences Library Faculty Bibliography — -


Brain Biopsy Findings Link Major Depressive Disorder to Neuroinflammation, Oxidative Stress, and Neurovascular Dysfunction: A Case Report
Najjar, Souhel; Pearlman, Daniel M; Hirsch, Scott; Friedman, Kent; Strange, John; Reidy, Jason; Khoukaz, Maya; Ferrell, Richard B; Devinsky, Orrin; Najjar, Amanda; Zagzag, David
2013 Sep;:611-612, Biological psychiatry
— id: 688022, year: 2013, vol: , page: 611, stat: Journal Article,

Psychogenic nonepileptic seizures and chronic pain: A retrospective case-controlled study
Gazzola, Deana M; Carlson, Chad; Rugino, Angela; Hirsch, Scott; Starner, Karen; Devinsky, Orrin
2012 Dec;25(4):662-665, Epilepsy & behavior
— id: 197382, year: 2012, vol: 25, page: 662, stat: Journal Article,

Motor worsening and tardive dyskinesia with aripiprazole in Lewy body dementia
Boylan, Laura S; Hirsch, Scott
2009 ;2009:?-?, BMJ case reports
— id: 134468, year: 2009, vol: 2009, page: ?, stat: Journal Article,

Limitations of traditional screening tools to detect depression in Parkinson's disease
Howard, J. F.; Varanese, S.; Penesetti, D.; Morrison, C.; Hirsch, S.; Brown, R.; DiRocco, A.
2009 ;24:S230-S230, Movement disorders
— id: 591402, year: 2009, vol: 24, page: S230, stat: Journal Article,

Aripiprazole in children and adolescents with Tourette's disorder: an open-label safety and tolerability study
Lyon, Gholson J; Samar, Stephanie; Jummani, Rahil; Hirsch, Scott; Spirgel, Arie; Goldman, Rachel; Coffey, Barbara J
2009 Dec;19(6):623-633, Journal of child & adolescent psychopharmacology
— id: 105994, year: 2009, vol: 19, page: 623, stat: Journal Article,

Relationship between apathy and cognitive abilities in depressed PD patients
Morrison, C.; Varanese, S.; Hirsch, S.; Howard, J.; Hamid, H.; Di Rocco, A.
2009 ;24:S305-S306, Movement disorders
— id: 591382, year: 2009, vol: 24, page: S305, stat: Journal Article,

PANDAS and paroxysms: a case of conversion disorder?
Kuluva, Joshua; Hirsch, Scott; Coffey, Barbara
2008 Feb;18(1):109-115, Journal of child & adolescent psychopharmacology
— id: 78737, year: 2008, vol: 18, page: 109, stat: Journal Article,

Mood and anxiety symptoms in an adolescent with Pervasive Developmental Disorder Not Otherwise Specified and moderate mental retardation
Williams, Daniel T; Hirsch, Scott; Coffey, Barbara
2007 Oct;17(5):721-726, Journal of child & adolescent psychopharmacology
— id: 818212, year: 2007, vol: 17, page: 721, stat: Journal Article,