Fredric N. Busch

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Fredric Neal Busch (born 1958) is a Weill Cornell Medical College professor of clinical psychiatry based in New York City. He is also a faculty member at the Columbia University Center for Psychoanalytic Training and Research.

He has been involved in research on panic focused psychodynamic psychotherapy, including the first study to demonstrate efficacy of psychodynamic treatment of panic disorder, published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.[1] Additionally, Dr. Busch has written on integrating the theoretical conceptualizations and clinical approaches of psychoanalytical treatments and medication, and coauthoring two seminal papers on treatment triangles, addressing the complex interactions of the psychotherapist, psychopharmacologist, and patient.

Busch attended Duke University for his undergraduate degree, University of Texas medical school, and Payne Whitney psychiatric residency program in New York City.


  • Busch, F.N., Milrod, B.L., Singer, M. and Aronson, A. Panic-Focused Psychodynamic Psychotherapy, Extended Range. New York, NY: Routledge, 2012.

ISBN 0415871603.

  • Busch, Fredric (2007). Psychotherapy and Medication - The Challenge of Integration. Analytic Press. ISBN 978-0-88163-451-8.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>[2]
  • Busch, Fredric (2004). Psychodynamic Treatment of Depression. American Psychiatric Publishing. ISBN 1-58562-084-X.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  • Busch, Fredric (2008). Mentalization - Theoretical Considerations, Research Findings, and Clinical Implications. Analytic Press. ISBN 978-0-88163-485-3.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>[3]


  1. Benedict Carey (6 February 2007). "In Rigorous Test, Talk Therapy Works for Panic Disorder". New York Times. Retrieved 19 October 2012.<templatestyles src="Module:Citation/CS1/styles.css"></templatestyles>
  2. Tobin B. Review of 'Psychotherapy and medication: The challenge of integration'. Journal Of The American Psychoanalytic Association [serial online]. October 2009;57(5):1279-1284. Available from: PsycINFO, Ipswich, MA. Accessed May 9, 2012.
  3. Golebiewski T. Review of 'Mentalization: Theoretical considerations, research findings and clinical implications, psychoanalytic inquiry book series, vol. 29'. Clinical Social Work Journal [serial online]. December 2010;38(4):450-451. Available from: PsycINFO, Ipswich, MA. Accessed May 9, 2012.