Rachel M. Frische, MD, MBA, MPH
Dr. Frische is a board-certified psychiatrist trained in general psychiatry, public health, and healthcare management. She has special interests in healthcare systems delivery, neurostimulation, and reproductive mood disorders. She enjoys working with men, women, and adolescents struggling with mood, anxiety, and psychotic disorders. Dr. Frische has worked extensively with medical professionals who experience symptoms of burnout and she also very much enjoys working with pregnant women and new mothers struggling with perinatal mood disorders.
She volunteers her time as adjunct assistant professor with the University of North Carolina Department of Psychiatry. Her particular research interests lie in the clinical application of technological innovations for the treatment of reproductive mood disorders and treatment-resistant depression.
Education & Training
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
General Psychiatry Residency Training
University of Missouri-Columbia School of Medicine
Fort Hays State University
Master of Business Administration,
Concentration in Healthcare Management
University of Kansas School of Medicine
Master of Public Health (HONORS)
University of Missouri – Kansas City
Bachelor's of Arts in Biology & Liberal Arts
Medical Director of UNC Mental Health Specialists Clinic
Assistant Director of UNC's Taking Care of Our Own Program
Wellness & Burnout Treatment Program for UNC Physicians
Attending Physician coverage of UNC Perinatal Inpatient Psychiatry Unit and Women's Mood Disorder Clinics
Attending Physician coverage of UNC Geriatric Inpatient Psychiatry Unit and Geriatric Psychiatry Clinics
Attending Physician of UNC Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Clinic
North Carolina, 2019-01652
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology
Krohn H, Guintivano J, Frische R, Steed J, Rackers H, Meltzer-Brody S; App-Based Ecological Momentary Assessment to Enhance Clinical Care for Postpartum Depression: Pilot Acceptability Study, Journal of JMIR Formative Research; 2022;6(3):e28081 (March, 23, 2022), https://formative.jmir.org/2022/3/e28081
Soda T, Richards J, Gaynes BN, Cueva M, Laux J, McClain C, Frische R, Lindquist LK, Cuddeback GS, Jarskog LF. Systematic Quality Improvement and Metabolic Monitoring for Individuals Taking Antipsychotic Drugs. Psychiatr Serv. 2021 Jun;72(6):647-653. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/33887956/
Cox EQ, Killenberg S, Frische R, et al. Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of postpartum depression. J Affect Disord. 2020;264:193-200. https://pubmed.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/32056750/
Frische (2016, Jan). Manic and nonadherent, with a diagnosis of breast cancer; Current Psychiatry 15(1):51-57 https://cdn.mdedge.com/files/s3fs-public/issues/articles/0116CP_Cases_Rahman.pdf
Frische (2010, May). Feasibility of Recruitment and Differences in Completers of Tablet PC, Internet, and Paper Colon Cancer
Most Recent Publication
Dr. Frische is a contributing author for the recently published clinician textbook:
Women's Mood Disorders: A Clinician's Guide to Perinatal Psychiatry, SPRINGER NATURE, 2021.
In the media:
"Shining a light on Seasonal Affective Disorder" Active Minds UNC at Chapel Hill, Podcast, Feb 13, 2022.
"Coping with SAD, or Seasonal Affective Disorder" Wake County National Alliance on Mental Illness (NAMI) Monthly Education Event- January 10, 2022.
“9 Nonprescription Ways to Fight Anxiety.” UNC Health Talk, 22 July 2020
“Are You Having a Panic Attack?” UNC Health Talk, 5 Aug. 2020
“Dealing with Seasonal Affective Disorder During a Pandemic.” UNC Health Talk, 20 Nov. 2020. https://tarheelstogether.unc.edu/dealing-with-seasonal-affective-disorder-during-a-pandemic/
“The Fear of No Escape: Facing Agoraphobia.” UNC Health Talk, 4 Aug. 2020
“How Depression Can Affect Sexual Health.” UNC Health Talk, 12 Nov. 2020
On a personal note...
I am originally from Kansas City, but moved to North Carolina for general psychiatry residency training at UNC. I love the Carolina blue skies and gorgeous greenery here. I am married, have three small children, and a dog. My family, friends, and patients bring meaning to my life.