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Domenico De Berardis

Head, Department of Mental Health, Asl 4 Teramo, Italy.

Contract Professor of Psychiatry, University of L'Aquila, Italy.

International Centre for Education and Research in Neuropsychiatry, Samara State Medical University, Russia.
Domenico De Berardis holds both Ph.D. and M.D. degrees. He works as a Psychiatrist in the "real world" clinical practice at the NHS Department of Mental Health, Psychiatric Service of Diagnosis and Treatment, Hospital “G. Mazzini,” ASL 4 Teramo, Italy, and collaborates independently with the Institute of Psychiatry of G. d’Annunzio University Chieti-Pescara, Italy. He is specialized in Medicina Delle Farmacotossicodipendenze, has attained a Ph.D. in Functional Neuroimaging at the Institute for Advanced Biomedical Technologies (ITAB) of the University G. D'Annunzio of Chieti and has a master in Clinical Psychopharmacology obtained at the University Vita-Salute San Raffaele of Milano. He also achieved a master in Healthcare Communication in 2013 at the University of Teramo. He specializes in Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and works as a psychotherapist, mainly treating patients with personality disorders and OCD. He is the principal investigator of several research projects, mostly related to alexithymia, anxiety disorders, suicide, schizophrenia, neuroimaging, and clinical psychopharmacology. He has published over 200 articles with an impact factor, with an h-index of 54 (8648 citations, Google Scholar, 2022) and 45 (5392 citations, Scopus, 2022). He has frequently participated in national and international congresses as a speaker or through oral or written communications. These papers and several book chapters reflect his main research lines and areas of recognized expertise on alexithymia, anxiety and mood disorders, functional magnetic resonance, and clinical psychopharmacology. He regularly collaborates with professors and researchers from other universities in Italy, European, the US, and Indian countries. His professional activities also include reviewing scientific manuscripts for high-impact journals and is a member of the Editorial Board of Journal of Clinical Medicine, Brain Sciences, BMC Psychiatry, Depression Research and Treatment, Alpha Psychiatry, Women, Psychiatry International, Diseases, Current Drug Therapy, Current Drug Discovery Technologies, Current Psychopharmacology, The Open Biology Journal, ISRN Psychiatry, Annals of Depression and Anxiety, International Journal of Clinical Toxicology, Journal of Psychology and Psychotherapy Research, Bipolar Disorder: Open Access, Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology and Mental Health, Journal of Advanced Biomarkers Research and Journal of Sleep Medicine and Disorders. He is Associate Editor of Research and Advances in Psychiatry and Academic Editor of the British Journal of Medicine and Medical Research. He also serves as Review Editor in Neurodegeneration and Addictive Disorders for Frontiers in Neuroscience (IF 3.398), Frontiers in Psychiatry, and Frontiers in Neurology (IF 3.184).
He is Editor in Chief of the journal Mental Illness published by Hindawi Press (

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