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


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On Divine Philanthropy

From Plato to John Chrysostom

by Bishop Danilo Krstic

This book describes the use of the notion of divine philanthropy from its first appearance in Aeschylos and Plato to the highly polyvalent use of it by John Chrysostom. Each page is marked by meticulous scholarship and great insight, lucidity of thought and expression. Bishop Danilo’s principal methodology in examining Chrysostom is a philological analysis of his works in order to grasp all the semantic shades of the concept of philanthropia throughout his vast literary output. The author overviews the observable development of the concept of philanthropia in a research that encompasses nearly seven centuries of literary sources. Peculiar theological connotations are studied in the uses of divine philanthropia both in the classical development from Aeschylos via Plutarch down to Libanius, Themistius of Byzantium and the Emperor Julian, as well as in the biblical development, especially from Philo and the New Testament through Origen and the Cappadocians to Chrysostom.

With this book, the author invites us to re-read Chrysostom’s golden pages on the ineffable philanthropy of God. "There is a modern ring in Chrysostom’s attempt to prove that we are loved—no matter who and where we are—and even infinitely loved, since our Friend and Lover is the infinite Triune God."

The victory of Chrysostom’s use of philanthropia meant the affirmation of ecclesial culture even at the level of Graeco-Roman culture. May we witness the same reality today in the modern techno-scientific world in which we live.