Mario Francisco Pereira Juruena

Professional Address

University of São Paulo, Faculty of Medicine of Ribeirão Preto.
Avenida Tenente Catão Roxo, 2650 – Prédio da Saúde Mental (Mental Health Building)
Postal Code 14051-140 – Ribeirão Preto, SP – Brazil
Telephone: 55 (16) 8139.8456
Fax: 55 (16) 3630.7961
Email: juruena@fmrp.usp.br

Biography

Graduated in Medicine from PUCRS. Took medical residency in General and Community Medicine, Psychiatry residency and the Interdisciplinary Specialization Course in Mental Health of the School of Public Health of RS/São Pedro Psychiatric Hospital, Porto Alegre-RS. Obtained the Master””s degree from the Department of Psychobiology, Federal University of São Paulo-UNIFESP/EPM, and a second Master’s in Affective Neuroscience, from Universiteit Maastricht, Netherlands and doctoral (PhD in Psychiatry) from London University and Postdoctoral from King’s College Institute of Psychiatry, London. Specialist in Adult Psychiatry in the UK according to The Specialist Training Authority of the Medical Royal Colleges (STA) and the General Medical Council (GMC-full registration). Completed Training in Cognitive Psychotherapy at the Beck Institute for Cognitive Therapy and Research.

Has developed Education, Training, Qualification of Human Resources, Planning and Consulting activities in the area of ​​Public Health with emphasis in Mental Health, Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology and Neurosciences. Published over 70 original research articles, reviews and book chapters and edited four books. Most of his studies concern Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Affective, Depressive and Bipolar Disorders and its connection with Stress.

He is currently Associate Editor of BMC Psychiatry and member of the Editorial Board of Acta Neuropsychiatrica, International Scholarly Research Network (ISRN) and reviewer of dozens of high-impact international journals. Dr. Juruena has countless participations in international conferences as a speaker, as in the British Assotiation for Psychopharmacology which gave their main award “The Senior Clinical Psychopharmacology Award.” Received from the Royal College of Psychiatrists the Robert W. Kerwin Psychopharmacology Prize in 2010 for best article published on the subject in the British Journal of Psychiatry in the period.

Member of the Committee of Experts in Affective Diseases of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP). Reviewer of CID-11/ World Health Organization (ICD-11/WHO) in the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Group.

He is currently a Professor in the Department of Neuroscience and Behavior and in the Mental Health Graduate Program, FMRP, University of São Paulo (USP) and Honorary Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London.

Areas of Interest

Dr. Juruena has experience in Teaching, Training and Human Resources Qualification activities, Planning and Consulting in the ​​Public Health area with emphasis in Mental Health, Psychiatry, Psychopharmacology and Neuroscience. Most of his studies concern Pathophysiology, Diagnosis and Treatment of Affective, Depressive and Bipolar Disorders and their connection with stress.

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