Guohua Xia, M.D., Ph.D.

Guohua Xia, M.D., Ph.D.


  • Health Sciences Assistant Clinical Professor


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Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences

2230 Stockton Blvd.
Sacramento, CA 95817
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Philosophy of Care

Dr. Xia's philosophy of care is to treat his patients using a comprehensive approach, including psychotherapy and interventional psychiatry. His broad interests include biopsychosocial aspects of major psychiatric disorders including cross-cultrual issues in mental health. Dr. Xia's current research projects include rTMS treatment of depression.

Clinical Interests

Dr. Xia's clinical interests focus on the comprehensive treatment of psychiatric disorders which may include the use of psychotherapy and interventional psychiatry. Jis research interests include several biopsychosocial aspects of major psychiatric disorders including cross-cultural issues in mental health. Current research projects include rTMS treatment of bipolar depression and others.




M.D., Beijing Medical University, Beijing, 1986

Ph.D., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2002

M.S., University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 1998

Internship: University of Nebraska, Lincoln, Nebraska, 2001


University of Texas Medical Center - Parkland, Dallas, Texas, 2005

Select Recent Publications

2008 Guohua Xia, Prashant Gajwani, D David Kemp, David J Muzina, Keming Gao, Joseph R Calabrese. Treatment-emergent mania in unipolar and bipolar depression: Focus on repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation. International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 11(1):119-30.

2008 Guohua Xia. Referral and cooperation between treatment providers in the United States. The Symposium on Psychotherapy and Counseling (2001-2007). Press of Chinese Mental Health Journal, Beijing: 333-335.

2008 Keming Gao, David E. Kemp, Prashant Gajwani, Guohua Xia, Stephen J, Ganocy, Joseph R. Calabrese. Antipsychotic-Induced Extrapyramidal Side Effects in Bipolar Disorder and Schizophrenia: a Systematic Review. J Clin Psychopharmacol, 28(2):203-9.

2008 Keming Gao, David E. Kemp, Stephen J. Ganocy, David Muzina, Guohua Xia, Findling RL, Joseph R. Calabrese. Treatment-Emergent Mania/Hypomania during Antidepressant Monotherapy in Patients with Rapid-Cycling Bipolar Disorder. Bipolar Disorder, 10:1-9.