Brian Johnson, MD
Clinical Section Affiliations
- Anesthesiology: Pain Treatment
Education & Fellowships
- Residency: Cambridge Hospital, 1981, Psychiatry
- Residency: Metropolitan Hospital Center, 1977, Medicine
- Internship: Harlem Hospital, 1976
- MD: New York Medical College, 1976
- BS: Columbia University, 1972
- Addictive disease via psychoanalysis of addicted patients Relationship between prescription of potentially addictive drugs by physicians, and addiction in their patients.
Specialties & Certification
- Addiction Medicine
- Psychiatry and Neurology
- Addiction Psychiatry
Diseases & Conditions Treated
- Alcohol Abuse
- Alcohol Dependence
- Prescription Drug Abuse
- Adults and Children
- Diagnostic Assessment
- Individual Psychotherapy
- Outpatient Detoxification
Current Hospital Privileges
- Upstate University Hospital
HealthLinkOnAir Radio Interview8/5/12 New study for failed back surgery syndrome
1/9/11 The risk and benefits of narcotic painkillers
5/16/10 Part I: Whatever Happened To Freud?
5/16/10 Part 2: Whatever Happened To Freud?
3/7/10 The complex dynamics of painkiller addiction
Ramanathan, S., Panksepp, J., Johnson, B. Is fibromyalgia an endocrine/endorphin deficit disorder? - Is low dose naltrexone a new treatment option? Psychosomatics, April 3, 2012
Johnson, B. Psychoanalytic treatment of psychological addiction to alcohol (alcohol abuse). Frontiers in Psychology 2011;2:article 362
Johnson, B. The Psychoanalysis of a Man With Heroin Dependence; Implications for Neurobiological Theories of Attachment and Drug Craving. Neuropsychoanalysis 2010;12:207-15.
Johnson, B. A 'neuropsychoanalytic' treatment of a patient with cocaine dependence. Neuropsychoanalysis 2009;11:151-67.
Streltzer, J., Zigler, P., Johnson, B. Cautionary guidelines for the use of opioids in chronic pain, American Journal on Addiction 2009;18:1-4.
Johnson, B. Just what lies beyond the pleasure principle? Neuropsychoanalysis 2008;10:201-12.
Johnson, B., Bursztajn, H. J., Paul, R., Coletsos, I. Reducing the risk of addiction to prescribed medications. Psychiatric Times 2007; 24, #5:35-8.
Johnson, B. Commentary on Simon Boag's "Freudian dream theory, dream bizarreness and the disguise-censor controversy." Neuro-Psychoanalysis 2006; 8:33-40
Jones, D.S., Krotick, S., Johnson, B., Morrison, A.P. Clinical challenge: Waiting for rescue, an attorney who will not advocate for himself. Harvard Review of Psychiatry 2005:13;344-56.
Johnson, B. Psychological addiction, physical addiction, addictive character, addictive personality disorder: a new nosology of addiction. Canadian Journal of Psychoanalysis 2003;11:135-160.
Johnson, B. A Neuropsychoanalytic approach to addiction. Neuro-Psychoanalysis 2003;5:29-34.
Johnson, B. Drug dreams: a neuropsychoanalytic hypothesis. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 2001;49:75-96.
Longo, L., Parran, T., Johnson, B., Kinsey, W. Addiction: Part 2. Identification and management of the drug-seeking patient. American Family Physician 2000;61:2401-8.
Longo, L., Johnson, B. Addiction: Part 1. Benzodiazepines - side effects, abuse risks and alternatives. American Family Physician 2000;61:2121-8.
Johnson, B. Three perspectives on addiction. Journal of the American Psychoanalytic Association 1999;47:791-815.
Longo, L., Johnson, B. Treatment of insomnia in substance abusing patients. Psychiatric Annals 1998;28:154-9.
Johnson, B., Longo, L. Considerations in the physician's decision to prescribe benzodiazepines to patients with addiction. Psychiatric Annals 1998;28:154-9.
Johnson, B. The mechanism of codependence in the prescription of benzodiazepines to patients with addiction. Psychiatric Annals 1998;28:166-71.
"Drugs of Abuse, Sleep and the Quality of Life," in J.C. Verster, S.R. Pandi-Perumal, D.L. Streiner, eds. Sleep and the Quality of Life, Humana Press 2008
"Depression and Addiction," in T.L. Schwartz, T.J. Petersen, eds. Depression: Treatment Strategies and Management, Second Edition, NY: Taylor & Francis 2009.
"Drug Abuse, Dreams and Nightmares," in J.C. Verster, K. Brady, M. Galanter, P. Conrad, eds. Drug Abuse and Addiction in Medical Illness, New York:Springer 2012.
Widespread Zombification in the 21st Century and the Wars of the Zombie Masters. Syracuse:Gegensatz Press. 2009. (A neuropsychoanalytic textbook on addiction written at a 6th grade reading level.)
Faculty Profile Shortcut: http://www.upstate.edu/faculty/johnsonb