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Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, Greece

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Konstantinos N. Fountoulakis, MD, is Associate Professor of Psychiatry at Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPAUniversity Hospital, in Thessaloniki, Greece.


General background

Dr. Fountoulakis received his medical degree (1989), performed his residency in psychiatry (1998), and earned his doctorate in psychiatry (1999) at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki. He received a 3-year fellowship in psychosomatic medicine and a 1-year postdoctoral fellowship for research from the State Scholarships Foundation of Greece. Until 2003 he served as a medical officer in the Greek Armed forces retired with the rank of major. In 2005, Dr. Fountoulakis was a Research Fellow in the Department of Psychiatry, Division of Neuropsychiatry, at the University of Geneva in Switzerland.

Research and teaching topics

Dr. Fountoulakis’ areas of clinical and research interest are reflected in the topics that he teaches: general psychiatry, biological psychiatry, psychopharmacology, mood disorders, schizophrenia and personality disorders. He has coauthored more than 400 papers and more than 220 of them are published in international journals such as the LANCET, BMJ, Am J Psychiatry, British Journal of Psychiatry, Biological Psychiatry, International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, Journal of Affective Disorders, Schizophrenia Research, Psychiatry Research, Bipolar Disorders, and the Annals of General Psychiatry among others, with over 7000 citations and h=44 (Publish or Perish).

He authored or co-authored a number of chapters in books including the Mood disorders chapter for the Wiki project of the World Psychiatric Association (WPA). He has authored the book ‘Bipolar disorders: An Evidence-Based Guide to Manic Depression’ (Springer-Verlag 2015). Currently is editing the WPA book ‘Advances in Psychiatry’ and the book ‘Psychobiology of behavior’ (both to be published by Springer in 2017)

Membership in scientific associations

He chairs the ISNP and since 2006, he served as Secretary, since 2008 as co-chair, and currently as Chair of the Private Practice Section and also currently is chair of the section of Evidence Based Psychiatry, of the World Psychiatric Association. He served as Chair of the CINP Credentials and Membership Committee (2010-2) and the Neuropsychological and Psychometric Instruments Section, of the Greek Psychiatric Association. He is an active member of a number of national and international professional organizations, including the EPA, APA, WPA, CINP, ECNP, ISAD, ISBD, EBF and others, peer referee for the Cochrane Collaboration and member of the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP) Advisory Board to the Task Force on the Usefulness of Antidepressants and the Mental Health Economics Task Force of the International Psychogeriatric Association (IPA).

Publications and related issues

Dr. Fountoulakis is Editor in Chief of Annals of General Psychiatry and served as Section Editor of Current Opinion in Psychiatry as well as guest editor in other international journals.

Administration experience

In 2009 was appointed member and in 2012-4 chair of the Greek Ministry of Health Committee for the Administrative, Economic and Scientific Supervision of the Mental Health Units of the deinstitutionalization project. In 2013 was appointed chair of the Independent Committee of Experts for the Assessment of Mental Health Services of the Greek Ministry of Health.

Events organized

Was secretary of CME of the International Congress on Brain and Behaviour (2003-2007). I organize and chair the series of International Congress on Neurobiology and Psychopharmacology (2009- ), the International Congress on Evidence Based Mental Health (2016- )  and a series of certified by the WPA educational Workshops. For details on the significant number of meetings, congresses and workshops organized please see www.psychiatry.gr

International awards

He has received a number of national and international research awards, including the 2012 Kraepelin-Alzheimer medal of the University of Munich and the 2015 Excellence in Education Award of the WFSBP.

Since 2014 he is honorary member of the WPA


Selected publications [1-231]

  1. Baghai TC, Blier P, Baldwin DS, Bauer M, Goodwin GM, Fountoulakis KN, Kasper S, Leonard BE, Malt UF, Stein D et al: General and comparative efficacy and effectiveness of antidepressants in the acute treatment of depressive disorders: a report by the WPA section of pharmacopsychiatry. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 2011, 261 Suppl 3:207-245.
  2. Baghai TC, Blier P, Baldwin DS, Bauer M, Goodwin GM, Fountoulakis KN, Kasper S, Leonard BE, Malt UF, Stein DJ et al: Executive summary of the report by the WPA section on pharmacopsychiatry on general and comparative efficacy and effectiveness of antidepressants in the acute treatment of depressive disorders. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 2012, 262(1):13-22.
  3. Bauer M, Glenn T, Alda M, Andreassen OA, Angelopoulos E, Ardau R, Baethge C, Bauer R, Baune BT, Bellivier F et al: Influence of light exposure during early life on the age of onset of bipolar disorder. J Psychiatr Res 2015, 64:1-8.
  4. Bauer M, Glenn T, Alda M, Andreassen OA, Angelopoulos E, Ardau R, Baethge C, Bauer R, Bellivier F, Belmaker RH et al: Relationship between sunlight and the age of onset of bipolar disorder: an international multisite study. J Affect Disord 2014, 167:104-111.
  5. Bauer M, Glenn T, Alda M, Andreassen OA, Angelopoulos E, Ardau R, Baethge C, Bauer R, Bellivier F, Belmaker RH et al: Influence of birth cohort on age of onset cluster analysis in bipolar I disorder. Eur Psychiatry 2015, 30(1):99-105.
  6. Carvalho AF, Dimellis D, Gonda X, Vieta E, McLntyre RS, Fountoulakis KN: Rapid cycling in bipolar disorder: a systematic review. The Journal of clinical psychiatry 2014, 75(6):e578-586.
  7. Carvalho AF, Fountoulakis KN, McIntyre RS: Editorial: cognitive dysfunction in major depressive disorder - pathophysiology, clinical implications and treatment opportunities). CNS & neurological disorders drug targets 2014, 13(10):1637-1639.
  8. Carvalho AF, Hyphantis TN, Taunay TC, Macedo DS, Floros GD, Ottoni GL, Fountoulakis KN, Lara DR: The relationship between affective temperaments, defensive styles and depressive symptoms in a large sample. J Affect Disord 2013, 146(1):58-65.
  9. Carvalho AF, McIntyre RS, Dimelis D, Gonda X, Berk M, Nunes-Neto PR, Cha DS, Hyphantis TN, Angst J, Fountoulakis KN: Predominant polarity as a course specifier for bipolar disorder: a systematic review. J Affect Disord 2014, 163:56-64.
  10. Carvalho AF, Nunes-Neto PR, Castelo MS, Macedo DS, Dimellis D, Soeiro-de-Souza MG, Soczynska JK, McIntyre RS, Hyphantis TN, Fountoulakis KN: Screening for bipolar depression in family medicine practices: prevalence and clinical correlates. J Affect Disord 2014, 162:120-127.
  11. Carvalho AF, Quevedo J, McIntyre RS, Soeiro-de-Souza MG, Fountoulakis KN, Berk M, Hyphantis TN, Vieta E: Treatment implications of predominant polarity and the polarity index: a comprehensive review. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 2014, 18(2).
  12. Dragioti E, Dimoliatis I, Fountoulakis KN, Evangelou E: A systematic appraisal of allegiance effect in randomized controlled trials of psychotherapy. Ann Gen Psychiatry 2015, 14:25.
  13. Dragioti E, Wiklund T, Siamouli M, Moutou K, Fountoulakis KN: Could PANSS be a useful tool in the determining of the stages of schizophrenia? A clinically operational approach. J Psychiatr Res 2017, 86:66-72.
  14. Eory A, Rozsa S, Gonda X, Dome P, Torzsa P, Simavorian T, Fountoulakis KN, Pompili M, Serafini G, Akiskal KK et al: The association of affective temperaments with smoking initiation and maintenance in adult primary care patients. J Affect Disord 2015, 172:397-402.
  15. Esan O, Osunbote C, Oladele O, Fakunle S, Ehindero C, Fountoulakis KN: Bipolar I disorder in remission vs. schizophrenia in remission: Is there a difference in burden? Comprehensive psychiatry 2017, 72:130-135.
  16. Fotiou F, Fountoulakis KN: Evidence for a central cholinergic deficit in myasthenia gravis. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 2000, 12(4):514-515.
  17. Fotiou F, Fountoulakis KN, Goulas A, Alexopoulos L, Palikaras A: Automated standardized pupillometry with optical method for purposes of clinical practice and research. Clin Physiol 2000, 20(5):336-347.
  18. Fotiou F, Fountoulakis KN, Iacovides A, Kaprinis G: Pattern-reversed visual evoked potentials in subtypes of major depression. Psychiatry Res 2003, 118(3):259-271.
  19. Fotiou F, Fountoulakis KN, Tsolaki M, Goulas A, Palikaras A: Changes in pupil reaction to light in Alzheimer's disease patients: a preliminary report. Int J Psychophysiol 2000, 37(1):111-120.
  20. Fotiou F, Goulas A, Fountoulakis K, Koutlas E, Hamlatzis P, Papakostopoulos D: Changes in psychophysiological processing of vision in myasthenia gravis. Int J Psychophysiol 1998, 29(3):303-310.
  21. Fotiou F, Koutlas E, Tsorlinis I, Dimitriades A, Fountoulakis K, Tsiptsios I, Sitzoglou K, Karampatakis V, Stangos N: The value of neurophysiological and MRI assessment in demyelinating optic neuritis (DON). Electromyogr Clin Neurophysiol 1999, 39(7):397-404.
  22. Fountoulakis K: Annals of General Psychiatry. Ann Gen Psychiatry 2005, 4(1):3.
  23. Fountoulakis K, Fotiou F, Iacovides A, Tsiptsios J, Goulas A, Tsolaki M, Ierodiakonou C: Changes in pupil reaction to light in melancholic patients. Int J Psychophysiol 1999, 31(2):121-128.
  24. Fountoulakis K, Iacovides A, Fotiou F, Karamouzis M, Demetriadou A, Kaprinis G: Relationship among Dexamethasone Suppression Test, personality disorders and stressful life events in clinical subtypes of major depression: An exploratory study. Ann Gen Hosp Psychiatry 2004, 3(1):15.
  25. Fountoulakis K, Iacovides A, Kleanthous S, Samolis S, Kaprinis SG, Sitzoglou K, St Kaprinis G, Bech P: Reliability, validity and psychometric properties of the Greek translation of the Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression (CES-D) Scale. BMC Psychiatry 2001, 1:3.
  26. Fountoulakis K, Kogiopoulos K, Nimatoudis I, Iacovides A, Nikolaou T, Ierodiakonou C: The concept of mental disorder in Greek cinema. Acta Psychiatr Scand 1998, 98(4):336-340.
  27. Fountoulakis KN: The role of funcional neuroimaging in contrmporary psychiatry. Nucl Med Rev Cent East Eur 1999, 2(2):54-58.
  28. Fountoulakis KN: The contemporary face of bipolar illness: complex diagnostic and therapeutic challenges. CNS Spectr 2008, 13(9):763-774, 777-769.
  29. Fountoulakis KN: Treatment guidelines for acute bipolar depression. Ann Gen Psychiatry 2010, 9(Suppl 1 1st International Congress on Neurobiology and Clini):S63.
  30. Fountoulakis KN: The global effect of aripiprazole monotherapy in the spectrum of symptoms in bipolar disorder: a meta-analysis. Ann Gen Psychiatry 2010, 9(Suppl 1 1st International Congress on Neurobiology and Clini):S59.
  31. Fountoulakis KN: Circadian rhythms: strong evidence on how to approach depression. Ann Gen Psychiatry 2010, 9(Suppl 1 1st International Congress on Neurobiology and Clini):S48.
  32. Fountoulakis KN: Disruption of biological rhythms as a core problem and therapeutic target in mood disorders: the emerging concept of "Rhythm-regulators". Ann Gen Psychiatry 2010, 9(Suppl 1 1st International Congress on Neurobiology and Clini):S226.
  33. Fountoulakis KN: The BALANCE trial. Lancet 2010, 375(9723):1343-1344; author reply 1344.
  34. Fountoulakis KN: The emerging modern face of mood disorders: a didactic editorial with a detailed presentation of data and definitions. Ann Gen Psychiatry 2010, 9:14.
  35. Fountoulakis KN: An update of evidence-based treatment of bipolar depression: where do we stand? Curr Opin Psychiatry 2010, 23(1):19-24.
  36. Fountoulakis KN: Pharmaceutical treatment of acute bipolar depression. F1000 Med Rep 2010, 2.
  37. Fountoulakis KN: Retinal response anomalies in patients with mental illness and high risk relatives. Biol Psychiatry 2010, 68(2):e3; author reply e5.
  38. Fountoulakis KN: Introduction--bipolar illness: current understanding and future perspectives. CNS Neurosci Ther 2012, 18(3):193.
  39. Fountoulakis KN: The possible involvement of NMDA glutamate receptor in the etiopathogenesis of bipolar disorder. Curr Pharm Des 2012, 18(12):1605-1608.
  40. Fountoulakis KN: Past, present and future in the treatment of major psychotic disorders. Curr Pharm Des 2012, 18(12):1557.
  41. Fountoulakis KN: Refractoriness in bipolar disorder: definitions and evidence-based treatment. CNS Neurosci Ther 2012, 18(3):227-237.
  42. Fountoulakis KN: Annals of General Psychiatry reviewer acknowledgement 2012. Ann Gen Psychiatry 2013, 12(1):5.
  43. Fountoulakis KN: Annals of General Psychiatry reviewer acknowledgement 2013. Ann Gen Psychiatry 2014, 13(1):3.
  44. Fountoulakis KN: Annals of general psychiatry reviewer acknowledgement 2014. Ann Gen Psychiatry 2015, 14:9.
  45. Fountoulakis KN: Treatment guidelines for mental disorders: reality or illusion? Psychiatrike = Psychiatriki 2015, 26(2):89-92.
  46. Fountoulakis KN: Suicide and the economic situation in Europe: are we experiencing the development of a 'reverse stigma'? Br J Psychiatry 2016, 209(4):273-274.
  47. Fountoulakis KN: Are molecular scanners going to make double-blind placebo-controlled trials impossible? Evidence-based mental health 2016, 19(4):128.
  48. Fountoulakis KN: The misleading concept of initial severity in depression clinical trials: development and results from a mathematical model. Australasian psychiatry : bulletin of Royal Australian and New Zealand College of Psychiatrists 2017, 25(1):18-20.
  49. Fountoulakis KN: DSM-III-R change in definition might have affected placebo response to antidepressants. The lancet Psychiatry 2017, 4(1):21-22.
  50. Fountoulakis KN: Is Really Crocus Sativus as Effective as Citalopram in the Treatment of Depression? Pharmacopsychiatry 2017.
  51. Fountoulakis KN: Changing response rates in clinical trials of depression: how did the introduction of DSM-III and DSM-III-R influence the outcome? Evidence-based mental health 2017, 20(2):64.
  52. Fountoulakis KN, Akiskal HS: Focus on bipolar illness. CNS Spectr 2008, 13(9):762.
  53. Fountoulakis KN, Andreoulakis E, Iacovides A: Possible polyneuritis cranialis in a psychotic patient: diagnostic and therapeutic dilemmas. J Neuropsychiatry Clin Neurosci 2012, 24(4):E26-27.
  54. Fountoulakis KN, Andreoulakis LE, Iacovides A: Nonsensory hallucinations or obsessive symptoms?: a diagnostic and therapeutic dilemma in a psychotic patient. J Nerv Ment Dis 2013, 201(9):818-823.
  55. Fountoulakis KN, Balaris D, Nikolaou V, Nuimatoudis J: [Non-conventional pharmacological agents for the treatment of bipolar disorder: Alpha systematic review of the evidence]. Psychiatrike = Psychiatriki 2016, 27(4):253-263.
  56. Fountoulakis KN, Bech P, Panagiotidis P, Siamouli M, Kantartzis S, Papadopoulou A, Papadopoulou M, Kaprinis S, Kourila E, Iacovides A et al: Comparison of depressive indices: reliability, validity, relationship to anxiety and personality and the role of age and life events. J Affect Disord 2007, 97(1-3):187-195.
  57. Fountoulakis KN, Chatzikosta I, Pastiadis K, Zanis P, Kawohl W, Kerkhof AJ, Navickas A, Hoschl C, Lecic-Tosevski D, Sorel E et al: Relationship of suicide rates with climate and economic variables in Europe during 2000-2012. Ann Gen Psychiatry 2016, 15:19.
  58. Fountoulakis KN, Fotiou F, Iacovides A, Kaprinis G: Do depressive patients with family history of dementia constitute a separate group? A case report study. International journal of psychiatry in clinical practice 2000, 4(3):215-222.
  59. Fountoulakis KN, Fotiou F, Iacovides A, Kaprinis G: Is there a dysfunction in the visual system of depressed patients? Ann Gen Psychiatry 2005, 4(1):7.
  60. Fountoulakis KN, Gazouli M, Kelsoe J, Akiskal H: The pharmacodynamic properties of lurasidone and their role in its antidepressant efficacy in bipolar disorder. European neuropsychopharmacology : the journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology 2015, 25(3):335-342.
  61. Fountoulakis KN, Giannakopoulos P, Kovari E, Bouras C: Assessing the role of cingulate cortex in bipolar disorder: neuropathological, structural and functional imaging data. Brain Res Rev 2008, 59(1):9-21.
  62. Fountoulakis KN, Gonda X: Differential correlation of suicide and homicide rates according to geographical areas: A study with population-level data. Psychiatry Res 2017, 249:167-171.
  63. Fountoulakis KN, Gonda X, Andreoulakis E, Fokas K, Iacovides A: No differences between drug naive and drug experienced unipolar depressed patients in terms of neurobiological testing: a cross sectional study. J Psychiatr Res 2013, 47(12):1984-1990.
  64. Fountoulakis KN, Gonda X, Baghai TC, Baldwin DS, Bauer M, Blier P, Gattaz W, Hasler G, Moller HJ, Tandon R et al: Report of the WPA section of pharmacopsychiatry on the relationship of antiepileptic drugs with suicidality in epilepsy. International journal of psychiatry in clinical practice 2015, 19(3):158-167.
  65. Fountoulakis KN, Gonda X, Dome P, Theodorakis PN, Rihmer Z: Possible delayed effect of unemployment on suicidal rates: the case of Hungary. Ann Gen Psychiatry 2014, 13:12.
  66. Fountoulakis KN, Gonda X, Koufaki I, Hyphantis T, Cloninger CR: The Role of Temperament in the Etiopathogenesis of Bipolar Spectrum Illness. Harvard review of psychiatry 2016, 24(1):36-52.
  67. Fountoulakis KN, Gonda X, Rihmer Z: Suicide prevention programs through community intervention. J Affect Disord 2011, 130(1-2):10-16.
  68. Fountoulakis KN, Gonda X, Rihmer Z, Fokas C, Iacovides A: Revisiting the Dexamethasone Suppression Test in unipolar major depression: an exploratory study. Ann Gen Psychiatry 2008, 7:22.
  69. Fountoulakis KN, Gonda X, Samara M, Siapera M, Karavelas V, Ristic DI, Iacovides A: Antiepileptic drugs and suicidality. J Psychopharmacol 2012, 26(11):1401-1407.
  70. Fountoulakis KN, Gonda X, Siamouli M, Moutou K, Nitsa Z, Leonard BE, Kasper S: Higher than recommended dosages of antipsychotics in male patients with schizophrenia are associated with increased depression but no major neurocognitive side effects: Results of a cross-sectional pilot naturalistic study. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 2017, 75:113-119.
  71. Fountoulakis KN, Gonda X, Siamouli M, Rihmer Z: Psychotherapeutic intervention and suicide risk reduction in bipolar disorder: a review of the evidence. J Affect Disord 2009, 113(1-2):21-29.
  72. Fountoulakis KN, Gonda X, Vieta E, Rihmer Z: Class effect of pharmacotherapy in bipolar disorder: fact or misbelief? Ann Gen Psychiatry 2011, 10(1):8.
  73. Fountoulakis KN, Gonda X, Vieta E, Schmidt F: Treatment of psychotic symptoms in bipolar disorder with aripiprazole monotherapy: a meta-analysis. Ann Gen Psychiatry 2010, 9(Suppl 1 1st International Congress on Neurobiology and Clini):S225.
  74. Fountoulakis KN, Grammatikopoulos IA, Koupidis SA, Siamouli M, Theodorakis PN: Health and the financial crisis in Greece. Lancet 2012, 379(9820):1001-1002; author reply 1002.
  75. Fountoulakis KN, Grunze H, Panagiotidis P, Kaprinis G: Treatment of bipolar depression: an update. J Affect Disord 2008, 109(1-2):21-34.
  76. Fountoulakis KN, Grunze H, Vieta E, Young A, Yatham L, Blier P, Kasper S, Moeller HJ: The International College of Neuro-Psychopharmacology (CINP) treatment guidelines for Bipolar disorder in adults (CINP-BD-2017), part 3: The clinical guidelines. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 2016.
  77. Fountoulakis KN, Hoschl C, Kasper S, Lopez-Ibor J, Moller HJ: The media and intellectuals' response to medical publications: the antidepressants' case. Ann Gen Psychiatry 2013, 12(1):11.
  78. Fountoulakis KN, Iacovides A, Fotiou F, Nimatoudis J, Bascialla F, Ioannidou C, Kaprinis G, Bech P: Neurobiological and psychological correlates of suicidal attempts and thoughts of death in patients with major depression. Neuropsychobiology 2004, 49(1):42-52.
  79. Fountoulakis KN, Iacovides A, Gerasimou G, Fotiou F, Ioannidou C, Bascialla F, Grammaticos P, Kaprinis G: The relationship of regional cerebral blood flow with subtypes of major depression. Prog Neuropsychopharmacol Biol Psychiatry 2004, 28(3):537-546.
  80. Fountoulakis KN, Iacovides A, Grammaticos P, St Kaprinis G, Bech P: Thyroid function in clinical subtypes of major depression: an exploratory study. BMC Psychiatry 2004, 4:6.
  81. Fountoulakis KN, Iacovides A, Ioannidou C, Bascialla F, Nimatoudis I, Kaprinis G, Janca A, Dahl A: Reliability and cultural applicability of the Greek version of the International Personality Disorders Examination. BMC Psychiatry 2002, 2:6.
  82. Fountoulakis KN, Iacovides A, Kaprinis S, Kaprinis G: Life events and clinical subtypes of major depression: a cross-sectional study. Psychiatry Res 2006, 143(2-3):235-244.
  83. Fountoulakis KN, Iacovides A, Kaprinis SG, Kaprinis GS: Diffuse muscle pain with quetiapine. Br J Psychiatry 2003, 182:81.
  84. Fountoulakis KN, Iacovides A, Karamouzis M, Gerasimou G, Grammatikos P, Fotiou F, Kaprinis G: Is it possible to predict the long-term response to venlafaxine with the use of biological markers and psychophysiological methods? J Affect Disord 2007, 99(1-3):155-163.
  85. Fountoulakis KN, Iacovides A, Karamouzis M, Kaprinis GS, Ierodiakonou C: Season of birth, clinical manifestations and Dexamethasone Suppression Test in unipolar major depression. Ann Gen Psychiatry 2007, 6:20.
  86. Fountoulakis KN, Iacovides A, Kleanthous S, Samolis S, Gougoulias K, St Kaprinis G, Bech P: The Greek translation of the symptoms rating scale for depression and anxiety: preliminary results of the validation study. BMC Psychiatry 2003, 3:21.
  87. Fountoulakis KN, Iacovides A, Kleanthous S, Samolis S, Gougoulias K, Tsiptsios I, Kaprinis GS, Bech P: Reliability, validity and psychometric properties of the Greek translation of the Major Depression Inventory. BMC Psychiatry 2003, 3:2.
  88. Fountoulakis KN, Iacovides A, Nimatoudis I, Kaprinis G, Ierodiakonou C: Comparison of the diagnosis of melancholic and atypical features according to DSM-IV and somatic syndrome according to ICD-10 in patients suffering from major depression. Eur Psychiatry 1999, 14(8):426-433.
  89. Fountoulakis KN, Iacovides A, Siamouli M, Koumaris V, Kaprinis GS: Successful treatment of anorexia with a combination of high-dose olanzapine, fluoxetine and mirtazapine. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther 2006, 44(9):452-453.
  90. Fountoulakis KN, Iacovides A, St Kaprinis G: Successful treatment of Tourette's disorder with amisulpride. Ann Pharmacother 2004, 38(5):901.
  91. Fountoulakis KN, Iacovides A, St Kaprinis G: Combined oral venlafaxine and intravenous clomipramine-A: successful temporary response in a patient with extremely refractory depression. Can J Psychiatry 2004, 49(1):73-74.
  92. Fountoulakis KN, Kantartzis S, Siamouli M, Panagiotidis P, Kaprinis S, Iacovides A, Kaprinis G: Peripheral thyroid dysfunction in depression. World J Biol Psychiatry 2006, 7(3):131-137.
  93. Fountoulakis KN, Kantartzis S, Siamouli M, Panagiotidis P, Kaprinis SG, Kourila E, Lacovides A, Kaprinis GS: Beneficial effect of long-acting injectable risperidone on the neurocognitive deficit of a schizophrenic patient: A case report. Int J Clin Pharmacol Ther 2006, 44(11):589-592.
  94. Fountoulakis KN, Kaprinis GS: Personality disorders: new data versus old concepts. Curr Opin Psychiatry 2006, 19(1):90-94.
  95. Fountoulakis KN, Kaprinis S, Iacovides A, Fotiou F, Kaprinis G: Biological markers and psychophysiological methods as long term response predictors to fluoxetine treatment. J Affect Disord 2004, 80(2-3):291-292.
  96. Fountoulakis KN, Kaprinis SG, Iacovides A, Phokas K, Kaprinis G: Are dexamethasone suppression test nonsuppression and thyroid dysfunction related to a family history of dementia in patients with major depression? An exploratory study. Can J Psychiatry 2005, 50(6):342-345.
  97. Fountoulakis KN, Kaprinis SG, Kaprinis GS: Special characteristics affecting the neuropsychologic assessment of the elderly in Greece. Am J Alzheimers Dis Other Demen 2002, 17(5):273-276.
  98. Fountoulakis KN, Kaprinis SG, St Kaprinis G: Geriatric depression: a challenge for the 21st century. Aging Clin Exp Res 2004, 16(3):173-175.
  99. Fountoulakis KN, Karamouzis M, Iacovides A, Nimatoudis J, Diakogiannis J, Kaprinis G, Demitriadou A, Bech P: Morning and evening plasma melatonin and dexamethasone suppression test in patients with nonseasonal major depressive disorder from northern Greece (latitude 40-41.5 degrees ). Neuropsychobiology 2001, 44(3):113-117.
  100. Fountoulakis KN, Kasper S, Andreassen O, Blier P, Okasha A, Severus E, Versiani M, Tandon R, Moller HJ, Vieta E: Efficacy of pharmacotherapy in bipolar disorder: a report by the WPA section on pharmacopsychiatry. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci 2012, 262 Suppl 1:1-48.
  101. Fountoulakis KN, Kawohl W, Theodorakis PN, Kerkhof AJ, Navickas A, Hoschl C, Lecic-Tosevski D, Sorel E, Rancans E, Palova E et al: Relationship of suicide rates to economic variables in Europe: 2000-2011. Br J Psychiatry 2014, 205(6):486-496.
  102. Fountoulakis KN, Kelsoe JR, Akiskal H: Receptor targets for antidepressant therapy in bipolar disorder: an overview. J Affect Disord 2012, 138(3):222-238.
  103. Fountoulakis KN, Kontis D: Mathematical coupling and the true role of baseline severity in acute mania trials. Neuropsychopharmacology 2012, 37(3):850.
  104. Fountoulakis KN, Kontis D, Gonda X, Siamouli M, Yatham LN: Treatment of mixed bipolar states. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 2012, 15(7):1015-1026.
  105. Fountoulakis KN, Kontis D, Gonda X, Yatham LN: A systematic review of the evidence on the treatment of rapid cycling bipolar disorder. Bipolar Disord 2013, 15(2):115-137.
  106. Fountoulakis KN, Koupidis SA, Grammatikopoulos IA, Theodorakis PN: First reliable data suggest a possible increase in suicides in Greece. BMJ 2013, 347:f4900.
  107. Fountoulakis KN, Koupidis SA, Siamouli M, Grammatikopoulos IA, Theodorakis PN: Suicide, recession, and unemployment. Lancet 2013, 381(9868):721-722.
  108. Fountoulakis KN, lacovides A, Samolis S, Kleanthous S, Kaprinis SG, St Kaprinis G, Bech P: Reliability, validity and psychometric properties of the Greek translation of the Zung Depression Rating Scale. BMC Psychiatry 2001, 1:6.
  109. Fountoulakis KN, Lekka E, Kouidi E, Chouvarda I, Deligiannis A, Maglaveras N: Development of the Global Disability Scale (Glo.Di.S): preliminary results. Ann Gen Psychiatry 2012, 11(1):14.
  110. Fountoulakis KN, Leucht S, Kaprinis GS: Personality disorders and violence. Curr Opin Psychiatry 2008, 21(1):84-92.
  111. Fountoulakis KN, Magiria S, Siamouli M, Panagiotidis P, Nimatoudis I, Iacovides A, Kaprinis GS: A seven- year follow-up of an extremely refractory bipolar I patient. CNS Spectr 2007, 12(10):733-734.
  112. Fountoulakis KN, McIntyre RS, Carvalho AF: From Randomized Controlled Trials of Antidepressant Drugs to the Meta-Analytic Synthesis of Evidence: Methodological Aspects Lead to Discrepant Findings. Current neuropharmacology 2015, 13(5):605-615.
  113. Fountoulakis KN, Moller HJ: Efficacy of antidepressants: a re-analysis and re-interpretation of the Kirsch data. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol 2011, 14(3):405-412.
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