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Mood Brain & Development Unit

Dr. Argyris Stringaris Biography

Argyris Stringaris, MD, PhD, MRCPsychArgyris Stringaris, MD, PhD, FRCPsych is Chief of the Mood Brain & Development Unit at the National Institute of Mental Health. He trained in Child Psychiatry at the Maudsley Hospital in London where he served as Attending Physician (Consultant) of the National and Specialist Mood Disorder Team in Young People. He trained in neuroscience at the Institute of Psychiatry at King’s College London (PhD) where he was a Wellcome Trust Intermediate Fellow and Senior Lecturer until the summer of 2016, when he moved to the USA. He is married to Dr Kate Stringaris, néeTaylor, a hematologist, and they have three daughters.

Dr Stringaris’ aim is to understand why some young people become more depressed than others and how to improve our understanding and treatment of depression. He and his team use neuroimaging, epidemiological, and genetic methods to answer these questions. His work was awarded the 2014 Klingenstein Foundation Prize by the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, and the 2010 Research Prize from the European Psychiatric Association (EPA). His most recent book (co-authored with Eric Taylor) was published by Oxford University Press and awarded a High Commendation by the British Medical Association (2016). In 2018, Dr Stringaris was awarded the National Institute of Mental Health Outstanding Mentor Award. In 2018, Dr Stringaris was elected a Fellow of the Royal College of Psychiatrists as mark of distinction and recognition for his contributions to psychiatry. In 2019, Dr Stringaris received the 2019 Gerald L Klerman Young Investigator (under 45 years) Prize, the highest honor that the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance gives to members of the scientific community.

As a child psychiatrist, Dr Stringaris sees and treats children and families who suffer from depression and other mood disorders.

Recent Publications

Association Between Childhood Anhedonia and Alterations in Large-Scale Resting-State Networks and Task-Evoked Activation. Pornpattananangkul, Leibenluft, Pine, Stringaris, JAMA Psychiatry (2019) PMID: 30865236.

Modulation of Anterior Cingulate Cortex reward and penalty signalling in medication naïve young-adult subjects with depressive symptoms following acute dose lurasidone. Wolke S, Mehta MA, O’Daly O, Zelaya F, Zahredine N, O’ Callaghan G, Young A, Leibenluft E, Pine DS, Stringaris A. Psychol Med (2019) PMID: 3060627.

Is Reward Prediction Error encoding reliable during development?. Keren H, Chen G, Benson B, Ernst M, Leibenluft E, Fox N, Pine DS, Stringaris A. NeuroImage. (2018) PMID: 29777827.

Reward processing in depression: a conceptual and meta-analytic review across electrophysiological and fMRI studies. Keren H, O’Callaghan G, Vidal-Ribas P, Buzzell GA, Brotman M, Leibenluft E, Pan PM, Meffert L, Kaiser A, Wolke S, Pine D, Stringaris A. Am J Psychiatry. (2018) PMID: 29921146.