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Dragan M. Svrakic, MD, PhD

Professor, Psychiatry

Specialty Areas

Adult Psychiatry

Board Certifications

Psychiatry

Hospital Affiliations

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Referral Information

Professional Consultation Only

Areas of Clinical Interest

Adolescent medicine, depression, treatment resistant depression, personality disorders, schizophrenia.







THIS PHYSICIAN PROVIDES ECT CONSULTS ONLY.

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Maps & Directions

Maps & Directions

Barnes-Jewish Hospital

1 Barnes-Jewish Hospital Plaza
St. Louis, MO 63110

Suite: Suite 15340
Office Phone: 314-286-1700
Fax: 314-362-7017

Education

Education

Residency: Psychiatry, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis, Missouri 1998
Sub-specialty : Psychotherapy, Institute for Mental Health, Belgrade, Yugoslavia 1986
Ph.D.: School of Medicine University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Yugoslavia 1985
Residency: Neuropsychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Belgrade, Belgrade, Yugoslavia 1984
Medical Degree: School of Medicine University Of Belgrade, Belgrade, Yugoslavia 1978

Publication & Research

Publication & Research

Genetic correlation between amyotrophic lateral sclerosis and schizophrenia.
McLaughlin RL, Schijven D, van Rheenen W, van Eijk KR, O'Brien M, Kahn RS, Ophoff RA, Goris A, Bradley DG, Al-Chalabi A, van den Berg LH, Luykx JJ, Hardiman O, Veldink JH, Project MinE GWAS Consortium., Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium.
Nat Commun. 2017 Mar 21; 814774. doi: 10.1038/ncomms14774.

PMID:
    28322246
    [PubMed - in process]
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Contribution of copy number variants to schizophrenia from a genome-wide study of 41,321 subjects.
CNV and Schizophrenia Working Groups of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium., Psychosis Endophenotypes International Consortium.
Nat Genet. 2017 Jan; 49(1)27-35. doi: 10.1038/ng.3725.

PMID:
    27869829
    [PubMed - in process]
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Genetic influences on schizophrenia and subcortical brain volumes: large-scale proof of concept.
Franke B, Stein JL, Ripke S, Anttila V, Hibar DP, van Hulzen KJ, Arias-Vasquez A, Smoller JW, Nichols TE, Neale MC, McIntosh AM, Lee P, McMahon FJ, Meyer-Lindenberg A, Mattheisen M, Andreassen OA, Gruber O, Sachdev PS, Roiz-Santiañez R, Saykin AJ, Ehrlich S, Mather KA, Turner JA, Schwarz E, Thalamuthu A, Yao Y, Ho YY, Martin NG, Wright MJ, Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium., Psychosis Endophenotypes International Consortium., Wellcome Trust Case Control Consortium 2., Enigma Consortium., O'Donovan MC, Thompson PM, Neale BM, Medland SE, Sullivan PF
Nat Neurosci. 2016 Mar; 19(3)420-31. doi: 10.1038/nn.4228.

PMID:
    26854805
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Schizophrenia risk from complex variation of complement component 4.
Sekar A, Bialas AR, de Rivera H, Davis A, Hammond TR, Kamitaki N, Tooley K, Presumey J, Baum M, Van Doren V, Genovese G, Rose SA, Handsaker RE, Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium., Daly MJ, Carroll MC, Stevens B, McCarroll SA
Nature. 2016 Feb 11; 530(7589)177-83. doi: 10.1038/nature16549.

PMID:
    26814963
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Genome-wide association study reveals greater polygenic loading for schizophrenia in cases with a family history of illness.
Bigdeli TB, Ripke S, Bacanu SA, Lee SH, Wray NR, Gejman PV, Rietschel M, Cichon S, St Clair D, Corvin A, Kirov G, McQuillin A, Gurling H, Rujescu D, Andreassen OA, Werge T, Blackwood DH, Pato CN, Pato MT, Malhotra AK, O'Donovan MC, Kendler KS, Fanous AH, Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium.
Am J Med Genet B Neuropsychiatr Genet. 2016 Mar; 171B(2)276-89. doi: 10.1002/ajmg.b.32402.

PMID:
    26663532
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Clinical characteristics and management of treatment-resistant depression.
Conway CR, Gebara MA, Walker MC, Lessov-Schlaggar CN, Janski AM, Chibnall JT, Cristancho P, Sheline YI, Gott BM, Svrakic DM
J Clin Psychiatry. 2015 Nov; 76(11)1569-70. doi: 10.4088/JCP.14l09462.

PMID:
    26646033
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Contrasting genetic architectures of schizophrenia and other complex diseases using fast variance-components analysis.
Loh PR, Bhatia G, Gusev A, Finucane HK, Bulik-Sullivan BK, Pollack SJ, Schizophrenia Working Group of Psychiatric Genomics Consortium., de Candia TR, Lee SH, Wray NR, Kendler KS, O'Donovan MC, Neale BM, Patterson N, Price AL
Nat Genet. 2015 Dec; 47(12)1385-92. doi: 10.1038/ng.3431.

PMID:
    26523775
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Modeling Linkage Disequilibrium Increases Accuracy of Polygenic Risk Scores.
Vilhjálmsson BJ, Yang J, Finucane HK, Gusev A, Lindström S, Ripke S, Genovese G, Loh PR, Bhatia G, Do R, Hayeck T, Won HH, Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium, Discovery, Biology, and Risk of Inherited Variants in Breast Cancer (DRIVE) study., Kathiresan S, Pato M, Pato C, Tamimi R, Stahl E, Zaitlen N, Pasaniuc B, Belbin G, Kenny EE, Schierup MH, De Jager P, Patsopoulos NA, McCarroll S, Daly M, Purcell S, Chasman D, Neale B, Goddard M, Visscher PM, Kraft P, Patterson N, Price AL
Am J Hum Genet. 2015 Oct 1; 97(4)576-92. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2015.09.001.

PMID:
    26430803
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Meta-analysis of Positive and Negative Symptoms Reveals Schizophrenia Modifier Genes.
Edwards AC, Bigdeli TB, Docherty AR, Bacanu S, Lee D, de Candia TR, Moscati A, Thiselton DL, Maher BS, Wormley BK, Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia Collaboration (MGS)., Walsh D, O'Neill FA, Kendler KS, Riley BP, Fanous AH
Schizophr Bull. 2016 Mar; 42(2)279-87. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbv119.

PMID:
    26316594
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Decomposition of brain diffusion imaging data uncovers latent schizophrenias with distinct patterns of white matter anisotropy.
Arnedo J, Mamah D, Baranger DA, Harms MP, Barch DM, Svrakic DM, de Erausquin GA, Cloninger CR, Zwir I
Neuroimage. 2015 Oct 15; 12043-54. doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2015.06.083.

PMID:
    26151103
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Depression in type 2 diabetes mellitus: prevalence, impact, and treatment.
Semenkovich K, Brown ME, Svrakic DM, Lustman PJ
Drugs. 2015 Apr; 75(6)577-87. doi: 10.1007/s40265-015-0347-4.

PMID:
    25851098
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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LD Score regression distinguishes confounding from polygenicity in genome-wide association studies.
Bulik-Sullivan BK, Loh PR, Finucane HK, Ripke S, Yang J, Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium., Patterson N, Daly MJ, Price AL, Neale BM
Nat Genet. 2015 Mar; 47(3)291-5. doi: 10.1038/ng.3211.

PMID:
    25642630
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Psychometric properties and factor structure of the Temperament and Character Inventory-Revised (TCI-R) in a Croatian psychiatric outpatient sample.
Jaksic N, Aukst-Margetic B, Rózsa S, Brajkovic L, Jovanovic N, Vuksan-Cusa B, Grubisin J, Kudlek-Mikulic S, Jevtovic S, Marcinko D, Svrakic DM, Jakovljevic M
Compr Psychiatry. 2015 Feb; 57177-86. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2014.10.016.

PMID:
    25464839
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Partitioning heritability of regulatory and cell-type-specific variants across 11 common diseases.
Gusev A, Lee SH, Trynka G, Finucane H, Vilhjálmsson BJ, Xu H, Zang C, Ripke S, Bulik-Sullivan B, Stahl E, Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium., SWE-SCZ Consortium., Kähler AK, Hultman CM, Purcell SM, McCarroll SA, Daly M, Pasaniuc B, Sullivan PF, Neale BM, Wray NR, Raychaudhuri S, Price AL, Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium., SWE-SCZ Consortium.
Am J Hum Genet. 2014 Nov 6; 95(5)535-52. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2014.10.004.

PMID:
    25439723
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A rare functional noncoding variant at the GWAS-implicated MIR137/MIR2682 locus might confer risk to schizophrenia and bipolar disorder.
Duan J, Shi J, Fiorentino A, Leites C, Chen X, Moy W, Chen J, Alexandrov BS, Usheva A, He D, Freda J, O'Brien NL, Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia collaboration., Genomic Psychiatric Cohort consortium., McQuillin A, Sanders AR, Gershon ES, DeLisi LE, Bishop AR, Gurling HM, Pato MT, Levinson DF, Kendler KS, Pato CN, Gejman PV
Am J Hum Genet. 2014 Dec 4; 95(6)744-53. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2014.11.001.

PMID:
    25434007
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Uncovering the hidden risk architecture of the schizophrenias: confirmation in three independent genome-wide association studies.
Arnedo J, Svrakic DM, Del Val C, Romero-Zaliz R, Hernández-Cuervo H, Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia Consortium., Fanous AH, Pato MT, Pato CN, de Erausquin GA, Cloninger CR, Zwir I
Am J Psychiatry. 2015 Feb 1; 172(2)139-53. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2014.14040435.

PMID:
    25219520
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Biological insights from 108 schizophrenia-associated genetic loci.
Schizophrenia Working Group of the Psychiatric Genomics Consortium.
Nature. 2014 Jul 24; 511(7510)421-7. doi: 10.1038/nature13595.

PMID:
    25056061
    [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
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Prescription opioid analgesics increase the risk of depression.
Scherrer JF, Svrakic DM, Freedland KE, Chrusciel T, Balasubramanian S, Bucholz KK, Lawler EV, Lustman PJ
J Gen Intern Med. 2014 Mar; 29(3)491-9. doi: 10.1007/s11606-013-2648-1.

PMID:
    24165926
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Additive genetic variation in schizophrenia risk is shared by populations of African and European descent.
de Candia TR, Lee SH, Yang J, Browning BL, Gejman PV, Levinson DF, Mowry BJ, Hewitt JK, Goddard ME, O'Donovan MC, Purcell SM, Posthuma D, International Schizophrenia Consortium., Molecular Genetics of Schizophrenia Collaboration., Visscher PM, Wray NR, Keller MC
Am J Hum Genet. 2013 Sep 5; 93(3)463-70. doi: 10.1016/j.ajhg.2013.07.007.

PMID:
    23954163
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Mary Jane still dulls the pain.
Svrakic DM
Mo Med. 2013 Mar-Apr; 110(2)121.

PMID:
    23724481
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