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Mario Francisco Juruena

Mario Francisco Juruena

Mario Francisco Juruena
University of Sao Paulo, Brazil


Mario Francisco Juruena, MD, MSc, MPhil, PhD - Mario Francisco Juruena graduated from Pontifical Catholic University- RS, Southern Brazil. He did his residency training in psychiatry at the Sao Pedro Psychiatric Hospital, and completed interdisciplinary course for specialization in mental health in School of Public Health of Porto Alegre-RS. He received his master degree at the Department of Psychobiology, Federal University of São Paulo, and the second in Affective Neuroscience, Universiteit Maastricht, the Netherlands. He got his doctorate (PhD in Psychiatry) from University of London, United Kingdom. He is also a specialist in adult psychiatry in the UK according to the STA of the Medical Royal Colleges and General Medical Council (GMC). Juruena completed training in cognitive psychotherapy at Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research, USA. He has published over 80 original research articles, reviews and book chapters, and edited four books. Most of his studies are related to the physiology, diagnosis and treatment of affective disorders; and its relationship to stress. He is currently the Associate Editor of BioMed Central (BMC) Psychiatry-UK. He has been invited as a speaker in numerous international conferences such as British Association for Psychopharmacology that awarded him "The Senior Clinical Psychopharmacology Award 2007". He also received the Robert W. Psychopharmacology Kerwin Prize in 2010 from the Royal College of Psychiatrists for the best article published on the subject in the British Journal of Psychiatry. He is currently a Professor at the Department of Neurosciences and Behavior, University of São Paulo (USP-FMRP) and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London.

Research Interest

Most of my studies are related to the physiology, diagnosis and treatment of affective disorders; and its relationship to stress. Research Interests in mood disorders, psychopharmacology, psychoneuroendocrinology and mental health. Specialties Clinical Psychiatry; Psychopharmacotherapy; Cognitive Therapy; Stress and Affective Disorders