Norah Essali, MD

I am an addiction psychiatrist and Acting Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Washington. My clinical expertise include treating substance use disorders in the outpatient and inpatient settings as well as general psychiatric illness. I also work with the Healthcare for the Homeless Network, through Harborview Medical Center. I’m interested in working with under-served populations and expanding their access to care.



Addiction Psychiatry Fellowship - University of Washington
Psychiatry Residency - Medical College of Georgia
Medical School - Texila American University/University of Kalamoon

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Recent Publications

Psychosis as an adverse effect of antibiotics.
(2020 Dec)
Brain Behav Immun Health 9(): 100148
Essali N, Miller BJ

Reply to the Letter to the Editor: Reduced neuropsychiatric events as "beneficial reactions" to drugs: Seek associations with caution.
(2020 Feb)
Brain Behav Immun 84(): 277
Essali N, Goldsmith DR, Carbone L, Miller BJ

Psychosis as an adverse effect of monoclonal antibody immunotherapy.
(2019 Oct)
Brain Behav Immun 81(): 646-649
Essali N, Goldsmith DR, Carbone L, Miller BJ

Interdependent adrenergic receptor regulation of Arc and Zif268 mRNA in cerebral cortex.
(2016 Jan 26)
Neurosci Lett 612(): 38-42
Essali N, Sanders J

Preventive interventions for postnatal psychosis.
(2013 Jun 6)
Cochrane Database Syst Rev
Essali A, Alabed S, Guul A, Essali N

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