Christopher Schneck, MD, is an Associate Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He is currently the Director of Consultation Services at the University of Colorado Denver Depression Center, works in the outpatient division of the University of Colorado Hospital, and is an Associate Medical Director at Colorado Access (Colorado Medicaid).
Dr. Schneck received his undergraduate degree from Stanford University and his medical degree from the University of Colorado Health Sciences Center (UCHSC). He completed his Internal Medicine Internship, Psychiatric Residency training and Clinical Psychiatry Fellowship at the Yale University School of Medicine in New Haven, Connecticut. Dr. Schneck joined the UCD faculty in 1995 where he supervises and teaches both medical students and residents. He has received both local and national awards for his teaching.
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. He has given numerous lectures on the topic and is currently involved in two National Institute of Mental Health research studies—one examining the efficacy of Family Focused Treatment of adolescents with bipolar disorder, and one examining family focused treatment as early intervention in adolescents at risk for bipolar disorder. He has published in numerous journals, including The American Journal of Psychiatry, Archives of General Psychiatry, The Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, The Journal of Affective Disorders. Current Psychiatry and the Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology. In 2004 and 2005 he was recognized as one of Denver’s “Top Doctors” in 5280, a local Denver magazine.