Departamento de Psiquiatria - FM/MPS

O Departamento de Psiquiatria da Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de São Paulo (FMUSP) abrange as áreas de Graduação, Internato, Residência Médica, Pós-Graduação lato sensu e Pós-Graduação stricto sensu, bem como estágios de curta e longa duração para profissionais médicos e de áreas afins. Na graduação, responde por um módulo de Psiquiatria na disciplina de Bases Fisiológicas da Clínica Médica e pelas disciplinas de Bases Humanísticas da Medicina, Psicologia Médica e Psiquiatria Clínica.

Além de atuar nas áreas de ensino e assistência, tem alta produtividade científica na FMUSP, exercendo liderança nacional de pesquisas básica e clínica em áreas de transtornos do humor, transtornos de ansiedade, esquizofrenia, psiquiatria geriátrica, genética e epidemiologia, além de liderar grupos nacionais de pesquisa, como o Consórcio Brasileiro de Pesquisa dos Transtornos do Espectro Obsessivo-Compulsivo (C-TOC).



Recent Submissions

  1. Discourse abilities in euthymic elderly patients with bipolar disorder: a preliminary study

    DEMENTIA & NEUROPSYCHOLOGIA, v.17, p.e20220067, 2023

    ABSTRACT Cognitive impairment has been well described in euthymic patients with bipolar disorder (BD), as well as in elderly patients. Language disturbances are less studied, and several inconsistencies are reported in the literature. Most language studies focus on verbal fluency and semantic alt...

  2. Sex differences in smoking cessation: a retrospective cohort study in a psychosocial care unit in Brazil

    TRENDS IN PSYCHIATRY AND PSYCHOTHERAPY, v.45, article ID e20210217, 11p, 2023

    Introduction: Despite the results of epidemiological and psychometric studies reporting comparable levels of tobacco dependence among males and females, some clinical studies have detected disparities. Some smoking cessation studies based on clinical setting programs reported poorer outcomes amon...

  3. Obsessional slowness in obsessive-compulsive disorder: identifying characteristics and comorbidities in a clinical sample


    BACKGROUNDObsessional slowness (OS) is characterised by debilitating motor slowness during initiation and completion of daily tasks such as washing, dressing, eating or walking. Yet, the clinical features of OS are still poorly understood.METHODSThis study aimed to delineate demographics, comorbi...

  4. Application of Lipidomics in Psychiatry: Plasma-Based Potential Biomarkers in Schizophrenia and Bipolar Disorder

    METABOLITES, v.13, n.5, article ID 600, 15p, 2023

    In this study, we obtained a lipidomic profile of plasma samples from drug-naive patients with schizophrenia (SZ) and bipolar disorder (BD) in comparison to healthy controls. The sample cohort consisted of 30 BD and 30 SZ patients and 30 control individuals. An untargeted lipidomics strategy usin...

  5. Prevalence of sexual dysfunction in depressive and persistent depressive disorders: a systematic review and meta-analysis


    The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence of sexual dysfunction in depressive disorders in individuals not in pharmacological treatment. For this purpose, we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis using the PRISMA guidelines, and the review was registered in PROSPERO (registra...

  6. Cholinesterase Inhibitors Response Might Be Related to Right Hippocampal Functional Connectivity in Mild Alzheimer's Disease

    BRAIN CONNECTIVITY, v.13, n.5, p.269-274, 2023

    Background: The response to cholinesterase inhibitors (ChEIs) treatment is variable in patients with Alzheimer's disease (AD). Patients and physicians would benefit if these drugs could be targeted at those most likely to respond in a clinical setting. Therefore, this study aimed to evaluate the ...

  7. Behavioral self-regulation in pediatric bipolar disorder and healthy offspring of bipolar patients

    BRAZILIAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY, v.45, n.3, p.236-241, 2023

    Objectives: This study investigated behavioral self-regulation problems using the Children's Hostility Inventory (CHI) in pediatric bipolar disorder (PBD), healthy offspring of bipolar disorder patients (HOBD), and healthy controls (HC) without previous history of psychiatric disorders. Methods: ...

  8. Exploratory study of ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation and age of onset of bipolar disorder

    INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF BIPOLAR DISORDERS, v.11, n.1, article ID 22, 9p, 2023

    BackgroundSunlight contains ultraviolet B (UVB) radiation that triggers the production of vitamin D by skin. Vitamin D has widespread effects on brain function in both developing and adult brains. However, many people live at latitudes (about > 40 N or S) that do not receive enough UVB in winter ...

  9. Inflammatory cytokines and white matter microstructure in the acute phase of first-episode psychosis: A longitudinal study

    SCHIZOPHRENIA RESEARCH, v.257, p.5-18, 2023

    Objectives: Schizophrenia-related psychosis is associated with abnormalities in white matter (WM) microstructure and structural brain dysconnectivity. However, the pathological process underlying such changes is unknown. We sought to investigate the potential association between peripheral cytoki...

  10. Engagement and response to a psychoeducation program for family members of inpatients undergoing treatment for substance use disorder

    JOURNAL OF MARITAL AND FAMILY THERAPY, v.49, n.3, p.527-540, 2023

    The goal of this study was to evaluate a sample of family members, among whom individuals were undergoing inpatient treatment for substance use disorder and identify predictors of engagement in a family support program. A total of 159 family nuclei were analyzed; 36 (22.6%) completed the program ...