Harold Stephen Kudler, MD


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Adjunct Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Department / Division:
Psychiatry / General Psychiatry
VA Medical Center (MIRECC)
508 Fulton Street
Durham, NC 27705
Appointment Telephone:
Office Telephone:
919-286-0411, extension 7021
  • MD, State University of New York Downstate Medical Center, 1979
  • Psychiatry, Yale University (Connecticut), 1979-1983
  • Psychiatry, Yale Psychiatric Institute (Connecticut), 1983-1984
Clinical Interests:
Posttraumatic stress disorder, deployment mental health, psychoanalytic psychotherapy
Research Interests:
The nature and action of psychological trauma in producing posttraumatic stress disorders. The integration of psychoanalytic, descriptive, and biological perspectives on psychological trauma. The biological assessment and treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. The development of treatment guidelines for the treatment of posttraumatic stress disorder. Intergenerational effects of traumatic stress. The neurobiology of dreaming. Development of educational programs for mental health professionals that provide a practical synthesis of psychodynamic and descriptive psychiatric perspectives and clinical skills. The development of educational programs for the teaching of psychodynamic psychiatry including the supervision of psychodynamic psychotherapy. The history of psychiatry with special reference to the history of the concept of psychological trauma.