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Alexander P. de Nesnera, MD

Associate Professor of Psychiatry


Dartmouth Medical School, MD 1986
New York University, BA 1978

Contact Information:

New Hampshire Hospital
36 Clinton Street
Concord NH 03301

Office: New Hampshire Hospital
Phone: 603-271-5202
Fax: 603-271-5395
Email: adenesnera@dhhs.state.nh.us

Assistant: Susan Searah
Asst. Phone: 603-271-5202

Professional Interests:

Public Sector Psychiatry
Mental Health Legislation and Advocacy
Interface between Mental Illness and the Legal System
Bipolar Affective Disorder

Selected Publications:


  • Alexander de Nesnera, M.D. Promoting Legislation and Public Policy Debates in State Legislatures: A Psychiatrist's Perspective. Psychiatric Services 58:4 ; April 2007

  • Alexander de Nesnera, M.D and Robert M. Vidaver, M.D. New Hampshire's Commitment Law: Treatment Implications. New Hampshire Bar Journal 48:2; Summer 2007

  • Alexander de Nesnera, M.D. The Helping Heroes Bridge Program for Veterans. Psychiatric Services 59:12; December 2008

  • Diane Allen,RN-BC, Alexander de Nesnera, M.D., Justin Souther RN-BC Executive Level Reviews of Seclusion and Restraint Promote Interdisciplinary Collaboration and Innovation. Journal of the American Psychiatric Nurses Association 15:4; August/September 2009

  • Udo Rauter, PhD, Alexander de Nesnera, M.D., Sylvia Grandfield RN-BC Up In Smoke? Linking Patient Assaults to a Psychiatric Hospital's Smoking Ban. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services 35:6; June 1997

  • Alexander de Nesnera, M.D., David G. Folks, M.D. Involuntary Treatment for Involuntary Patients: The Evolution of the He-M 306 Rule in New Hampshire. New Hampshire Bar Journal 52:1, Spring 2011

  • Alexander de Nesnera, M.D., David G. Folks, M.D. Gasping for Relief: Choking Risk in Schizophrenia. Current Psychiatry 9:10, October 2010

  • Alexander de Nesnera, M.D., David G. Folks, M.D. Use of an Administrative Review Commitee at New Hampshire Hospital to Mitigate Risk with High Risk Patients. Psychiatric Services 61:7, July 2010

  • Mary Brunette, M.D., Alexander de Nesnera, M.D. et. al. Public-Academic Partnership: Improving the Quality of Antipsychotic Prescribing in a Community Mental Health System. Psychiatric Services 62:9, September 2011

  • Diane Allen, RN, Alexander de Nesnera, M.D. et.al. Transforming the Culture of Caring: Getting Hurt is not Part of the Job. Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services 49:1, January 2011