A great man is one who collects knowledge the way a bee collects honey and uses it to help people overcome the difficulties they endure - hunger, ignorance and disease!
- Nikola Tesla

Remember, remember always, that all of us, and you and I especially, are descended from immigrants and revolutionists.
- Franklin Roosevelt

While their territory has been devastated and their homes despoiled, the spirit of the Serbian people has not been broken.
- Woodrow Wilson

Dragan M. Svrakic

Specialty Areas

  • Psychiatry

Medical Education

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

  • Barnes-Jewish Hospital

Honors and Awards

  • Listed in Best Doctors in America, 2003-2013 (Best Doctors, Inc.)

Editorial Responsibilities

  • American Journal of Psychiatry
  • American Journal of Psychotherapy
  • Archives of General Psychiatry

Selected or Recent Journal Articles

  • 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.
  • Hayden T, Perantie DC, Nix BD, Barnes LD, Mostello DJ, Holcomb WL, Svrakic DM, Scherrer JF, Lustman PJ, Hershey T. Treating prepartum depression to improve infant developmental outcomes: a study of diabetes in pregnancy. J Clin Psychol Med Settings. 2012 Sep;19(3):285-92.
  • Svrakic DM, Lustman PJ, Mallya A, Lynn TA, Finney R, Svrakic NM. Legalization, decriminalization & medicinal use of cannabis: a scientific and public health perspective. Mo Med. 2012 Mar-Apr;109(2):90-8. Review.
  • Dzamonja-Ignjatovic T, Svrakic DM, Svrakic N, Jovanovic MD, Cloninger RC. Cross-cultural validation of the revised Temperament and Character Inventory: Serbian data. Compr Psychiatry. 2010 Nov-Dec;51(6):649-55.
  • Svrakic DM, Cloninger RC. Epigenetic perspective on behavior development, personality, and personality disorders. Psychiatr Danub. 2010 Jun;22(2):153-66. Review.
  • Svrakic DM, Lecic-Tosevski D, Divac-Jovanovic M. DSM axis II: personality disorders or adaptation disorders? Curr Opin Psychiatry. 2009 Jan;22(1):111-7.
  • Cloninger CR, Svrakic DM, Przybeck TR. Can personality assessment predict future depression? A twelve-month follow-up of 631 subjects. J Affect Disord. 2006 May;92(1):35-44. Epub 2006 Jan 26.
  • Svrakic DM, Draganic S, Hill K, Bayon C, Przybeck TR, Cloninger CR. Temperament, character, and personality disorders: etiologic, diagnostic, treatment issues. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2002 Sep;106(3):189-95.
  • Luby JL, Svrakic DM, McCallum K, Przybeck TR, Cloninger CR. The Junior Temperament and Character Inventory: preliminary validation of a child self-report measure. Psychol Rep. 1999 Jun;84(3 Pt 2):1127-38.
  • Cloninger CR, Bayon C, Svrakic DM. Measurement of temperament and character in mood disorders: a model of fundamental states as personality types. J Affect Disord. 1998 Oct;51(1):21-32.
  • Cloninger CR, Kaufmann CA, Faraone SV, Malaspina D, Svrakic DM, Harkavy-Friedman J, Suarez BK, Matise TC, Shore D, Lee H, Hampe CL, Wynne D, Drain C, Markel PD, Zambuto CT, Schmitt K, Tsuang MT. Genome-wide search for schizophrenia susceptibility loci: the NIMH Genetics Initiative and Millennium Consortium. Am J Med Genet. 1998 Jul 10;81(4):275-81.
  • Cloninger CR, Svrakic NM, Svrakic DM. Role of personality self-organization in development of mental order and disorder. Dev Psychopathol. 1997 Fall;9(4):881-906.
  • Cloninger CR, Svrakic DM. Integrative psychobiological approach to psychiatric assessment and treatment. Psychiatry. 1997 Summer;60(2):120-41.
  • Bayon C, Hill K, Svrakic DM, Przybeck TR, Cloninger CR. Dimensional assessment of personality in an out-patient sample: relations of the systems of Millon and Cloninger. J Psychiatr Res. 1996 Sep-Oct;30(5):341-52.
  • Cloninger CR, Sigvardsson S, Przybeck TR, Svrakic DM. Personality antecedents of alcoholism in a national area probability sample. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 1995;245(4-5):239-44.

Source: Washington University Physicians, Washington University School of Medicine