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Carmine M. Pariante is Professor of Biological Psychiatry at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London, and Consultant Perinatal Psychiatrist at the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.
He investigates the role of stress and inflammation in the pathogenesis of mental disorders and in the response to psychotropic drugs, both in clinical samples and experimental settings.
His work focuses on depression and fatigue, with a particular interest in the perinatal period and in subjects with medical disorders. More recently, he has developed an interest in the effects of the arts, social prescribing, and nutritional interventions, on mental health.
Since 2018, Professor Pariante has been a Clarivate Analytics Highly Cited Researcher, and in his entire career, he has published >480 publications, with >33,500 citations and an H-Index of 95 in Scopus and 116 in Google Scholar.
He has received numerous awards for his research, including the 2015 Anna-Monika Prize for Research on Depression, the 2016 PNIRS Normal Cousins Award for Research in Psychoneuroimmunology, the 2017 Award for Outstanding Contribution to the Field of Infant Mental Health, the 2017 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Award (one of the most prestigious international research awards in psychiatry), the 2018 Art of Neuroscience Award, Royal Academy of Arts and Sciences (The Netherlands), the 2021 Psychiatric Communicator of the Year by the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the 2022 Media Award from the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He is also the appointed Editor in Chief of the journal Brain Behaviour and Immunity and the President of the International Society for Psychoneuroendocrinology.
Professor Pariante has extensive experience in reaching out to the press on topics related to mental health, with >70 media appearances in newslapers, magazines, radio and TV. He can be followed on Twitter and Instagram on @Pariantelab and on the digital publication that he edits, www.inspirethemind.org.

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