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Jonathan Young, MD

Clinical Associate in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences
Behavioral Medicine & Neurosciences
Office: 200 Morris Street, Durham, NC 27701

Jonathan Robert Young, MD is a Clinical Associate in the Duke Department of Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, as well as a Research Fellow at Duke Clinical Research Institute (DCRI). He is a member of the Division of Behavioral Medicine & Neurosciences where he serves as an attending physician in the Duke electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) clinic. His research interests focus on the clinical applications of non-invasive neuromodulation technologies such as transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) and transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) for psychiatric and substance use disorders.

Education and Training

  • Psychiatry Resident, Psychiatry, Duke University School of Medicine, 2016 - 2020
  • M.D., State University of New York, Stony Brook, 2016


Young, Jonathan R., Jeffrey T. Galla, and Lawrence G. Appelbaum. “Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Treatment for Smoking Cessation: An Introduction for Primary Care Clinicians.” Am J Med, August 15, 2021.

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Young, Jonathan R., Adare Yanagihara, Rachel Dew, and Scott H. Kollins. “Pharmacotherapy for Preschool Children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD): Current Status and Future Directions.” Cns Drugs 35, no. 4 (April 2021): 403–24.

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Banov, Michael D., Jonathan R. Young, Tyler Dunn, and Steven T. Szabo. “Efficacy and safety of ketamine in the management of anxiety and anxiety spectrum disorders: a review of the literature.” Cns Spectrums 25, no. 3 (June 2020): 331–42.

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Cox, Morgan L., Zhi-De Deng, Hannah Palmer, Amanda Watts, Lysianne Beynel, Jonathan R. Young, Sarah H. Lisanby, John Migaly, and Lawrence G. Appelbaum. “Utilizing transcranial direct current stimulation to enhance laparoscopic technical skills training: A randomized controlled trial.” Brain Stimul 13, no. 3 (May 2020): 863–72.

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Young, Jonathan R., Shayan A. Smani, Nicholas A. Mischel, Michael D. Kritzer, Lawrence G. Appelbaum, and Ashwin A. Patkar. “Non-invasive brain stimulation modalities for the treatment and prevention of opioid use disorder: a systematic review of the literature.” J Addict Dis 38, no. 2 (April 2020): 186–99.

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