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C. Robert Cloninger, MD

Current Position
Wallace Renard Professor, Psychiatry
Professor, Genetics
Professor, Psychology
Director, Center for Psychobiology of Personality

Specialty Areas
Psychological Testing
Adult Psychiatry

Patients Seen At
Barnes-Jewish Hospital (south) - Renard Building
4940 Children's Place, Room 3308
St. Louis, MO  63110
Fax:   314-362-5594
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Mailing Address
Washington University School of Medicine
Department of Psychiatry
660 South Euclid Avenue, Campus Box: 8134
St. Louis, MO  63110

Areas of Clinical Interest
General psychology, personality testing. Research Interests: Genetic epidemiology, genetics of alcohol abuse, schizophrenia, bipolar disorder

Board Certification
Psychiatry -- Certified

This physician is not able to accept new patients at this time.

Medical Education
B.A.: Philosophy, Psychology, Anthropology, University of Texas, Austin, Texas, 1966
Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1969
Medical Degree: Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri, 1970
Hospital Affiliations
Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Honors and Awards
Listed in America's Top Doctors, Castle Connolly Medical Ltd, 2002-2010

Listed in Best Doctors in America,, Best Doctors, Inc, 2002

ASAM Award, American Society of Addiction Medicine, 2000

Samuel Hamilton Award, American Pychopathological Association, 1993

Mortimer Goodman Memorial Award, The Alliance for the Mentally Ill of Metro St. Louis, 1992

Edgehill Newport Scientific Recognition Award, 1990

Editorial Responsibilities

Associate Editor
Human Heredity

Field Editor

American Journal Medical Genetics
Neuropsychiatric Genetics

Editorial Boards

American Journal of Medical Genetics
Archives of General Psychology
Comprehensive Psychiatry
International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
Journal of Psychiatric Research
Psychiatric Genetics

Selected or Recent Journal Articles
Garcia D, Stråge A, Lundström S, Radovic S, Brändström S, Råstam M, Nilsson T, Cloninger CR, Kerekes N, Anckarsäter H. Responsibility and cooperativeness are constrained, not determined. Front Psychol. 2014 May 7;5:308.

Svrakic DM, Zorumski CF, Svrakic NM, Zwir I, Cloninger CR. Risk architecture of schizophrenia: the role of epigenetics. Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2013 Mar;26(2):188-95.

Cloninger CR. What makes people healthy, happy, and fulfilled in the face of current world challenges? Mens Sana Monogr. 2013 Jan;11(1):16-24.

Fanous AH, Zhou B, Aggen SH, Bergen SE, Amdur RL, Duan J, Sanders AR, Shi J, Mowry BJ, Olincy A, Amin F, Cloninger CR, Silverman JM, Buccola NG, Byerley WF, Black DW, Freedman R, Dudbridge F, Holmans PA, Ripke S, Gejman PV, Kendler KS, Levinson DF; Schizophrenia Psychiatric Genome-Wide Association Study (GWAS) Consortium. Genome-wide association study of clinical dimensions of schizophrenia: polygenic effect on disorganized symptoms. Am J Psychiatry. 2012 Dec 1;169(12):1309-17.

Cloninger CR. Healthy personality development and well-being. World Psychiatry. 2012 Jun;11(2):103-4. No abstract available.

Cloninger CR, Zohar AH, Hirschmann S, Dahan D. The psychological costs and benefits of being highly persistent: personality profiles distinguish mood disorders from anxiety disorders. J Affect Disord. 2012 Feb;136(3):758-66.

Cloninger CR. Person-centred integrative care. J Eval Clin Pract. 2011 Apr;17(2):371-2.

Cloninger CR, Zohar AH. Personality and the perception of health and happiness. J Affect Disord. 2011 Jan;128(1-2):24-32.

Cloninger CR. The positive health domain in person-centered integrative diagnosis. Int J Integr Care. 2010 Jan 29;10 Suppl:e026. No abstract available.

Cloninger CR. Evolution of human brain functions: the functional structure of human consciousness. Aust N Z J Psychiatry. 2009 Nov;43(11):994-1006.

Grucza RA, Wang JC, Stitzel JA, Hinrichs AL, Saccone SF, Saccone NL, Bucholz KK, Cloninger CR, Neuman RJ, Budde JP, Fox L, Bertelsen S, Kramer J, Hesselbrock V, Tischfield J, Nurnberger JI Jr, Almasy L, Porjesz B, Kuperman S, Schuckit MA, Edenberg HJ, Rice JP, Goate AM, Bierut LJ. A risk allele for nicotine dependence in CHRNA5 is a protective allele for cocaine dependence. Biol Psychiatry. 2008 Dec 1;64(11):922-9.

Cloninger CR. The psychobiological theory of temperament and character: comment on Farmer and Goldberg (2008). Psychol Assess. 2008 Sep;20(3):292-9; discussion 300-4.

Calabrese DR, Wang L, Harms MP, Ratnanather JT, Barch DM, Cloninger CR, Thompson PA, Miller MI, Csernansky JG. Cingulate gyrus neuroanatomy in schizophrenia subjects and their non-psychotic siblings. Schizophr Res. 2008 Sep;104(1-3):61-70.

Bierut LJ, Stitzel JA, Wang JC, Hinrichs AL, Grucza RA, Xuei X, Saccone NL, Saccone SF, Bertelsen S, Fox L, Horton WJ, Breslau N, Budde J, Cloninger CR, Dick DM, Foroud T, Hatsukami D, Hesselbrock V, Johnson EO, Kramer J, Kuperman S, Madden PA, Mayo K, Nurnberger J Jr, Pomerleau O, Porjesz B, Reyes O, Schuckit M, Swan G, Tischfield JA, Edenberg HJ, Rice JP, Goate AM. Variants in nicotinic receptors and risk for nicotine dependence. Am J Psychiatry. 2008 Sep;165(9):1163-71.

Grucza RA, Przybeck TR, Cloninger CR. Screening for alcohol problems: an epidemiological perspective and implications for primary care. Mo Med. 2008 Jan-Feb;105(1):67-71.

For more articles and abstracts, take this off-site link to the National Library of Medicine Pub Med page for Dr. C. Robert Cloninger.

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