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Some Of Our Publications

Dr. Giovanni Giaroli MD MSc PGDipCAT

Consultant Child, Adolescent & Adult Psychiatrist

Medical Director - The Giaroli Centre


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M Grigoroiu-Serbanescu, G Giaroli, J Thygesen, O Shenyan, T Bigdeli, N Bass, C C. Diaconu, A Forstner, M M. Noethen, A McQuillin (2018)

"ADHD Polygenic Risk Scores in Romanian & UK Bipolar Patients with Childhood ADHD"

XXVI World Congress of Psychiatric Genetics, Glasgow, UK

October, 2018


I Arican, A McQuillin, G Giaroli (2018)

"Prevalence of attention defecit hyperactivity disorder symptoms and impairment of executive function in a cohort of patients suffering from schizophrenia"

Abstract submitted to International Conference of Early Intervention in Psychosis, Boston, USA (October 2018)

Poster presented at:

26th European Congress of Psychiatry

Nice, France (March, 2018)

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L Wiltsee, G Lewis, A McQuillin, I Arican, G Giaroli (2017)

"Short questionaire on executive function: Validation of assured and easy to administer questionaire to understand executive function in individuals with bipolar disorder"

Submitted to Journal of Affective Disorders (2017)


M Al Eissa, A Fiorentino, S Sharp, N O'Brien, K Wolfe, G Giaroli, D Curtis, N Bass, A McQuillin (2017)

“Exome sequence analysis and follow up genotyping implicates rare ULK1 variants to be involvedin susceptibility to schizophrenia"

Annals of Human Genetics


L Smith, D Tracy, G Giaroli (2016)

"What future role might N-Acetyl-Cysteine have in the treatment of obsessive compulsive and grooming disorders? A systematic review"

Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology


G Giaroli, N Bass, K Wolfe, A Strydom, A McQuillin (2015)

“The effect of the burden of copy number variation on behavioral and psychiatric symptoms in adults with idiopathic intellectual disability:  a methodological approach utilizing brain expression and haploinsufficiency data".

Abstract accepted to Word Congress of Psychiatric Genetics

16-20 October, 2015


K Wolfe, N Bass, G Giaroli, A McQuillin (2015)

“The diagnostic odyssey: barriers to genetic testing in UK intellectual disability psychiatry services"

Abstract accepted to Word Congress of Psychiatric Genetics

16-20 October, 2015


A McQuillin, G Giaroli, K Wolfe, N Bass (2015)

“The influence of Copy Number Variation on behavioral and p[psychiatric symptoms on ID”

Abstract accepted to SSBP 18th International Symposium

2-5 September, 2015


J Barrett & G Giaroli (2015)

"Summer sadness and winter blues: A systematic review of the use of melatonin in the treatment of seasonal affective disorder"

Submitted August 2015


A Rowe, L Mercer, V Casetti, G Giaroli, SS Shergill, DK Tracy (2015)

"Dementia praecox redux? A systematic review of the nicotinic receptor as a target for cognitive symptoms of psychosis"

Journal of Psychopharmacology 1-15


Ayorech Z, Tracy DK, Baumeister D, G Giaroli (2014)

"Taking the fuel out of the fire: Evidence for the use of anti-inflammatory agents in the treatment of bipolar disorders"

J Affect Disord. Dec 12;174C:467-478.


G Giaroli, N Bass, A Strydom,  K Rantell, A McQuillin (2014)

"Does rare matter? Copy Number Variants at 16p11.2 and the risk of psychosis: A systematic review of literature and meta-analysis"

Schizophrenia Research 10 October 2014.


G Giaroli, N Bass, A Strydom, K Rantell, A McQuillin (2014)

"Copy Number Variants at 16p11.2 and the risk of psychosis: A systematic review of literature and meta-analysis"

Schizophr Ressearch Oct 10


A Rowe, L Mercer, V Casetti, G Giaroli, SS Shergill, DK Tracy (2014)

"Dementia praecox redux? A systematic review of the nicotinic receptor as a target for cognitive symptoms of psychosis"

Submitted May 2014


D Baumeister, G Barnes, G Giaroli & DK Tracy (2014)

"Classical hallucinogens as antidepressants? A review of pharmacodynamics and putative clinical roles"

The Adv Psychopharmacol. 2014 Aug;4(4):156-69


C Caddy, G Giaroli, TP White, SS Shergill, DK Tray (2014)

"Ketamine as prototipe glutammatergic antidepressant: pharmacodynamic actions and a systematic review and meta-analysis of efficacy"

The Adv Phsychopfarmacol Apr 4(2); 75-79


J. Memarzia, DK Tracy, G Giaroli (2014)

"Antipsychotics in pre-schoolers: a veto or a sensible option?"

J Psychopharmacol. Apr 28 (4): 303-19


S. Molteni, G. Giaroli, R. Comelli, U. Balottin (2014)

"Subjective Experience in a cohort of adolescents treated with antipsychotics"

J Clin Psychopharmacol. Feb;34(1):99-108


J R Barrett, D K Tracy, G Giaroli (2013)

"To sleep or not to sleep: a systematic review of literature of pharmacological treatments of insomnia in Attention-Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder children and adolescents"

Journal of Child & Adolescent Psychopharmacology Dec (10) 640-7


K V Sendt, G Giaroli, DK Tracy (2012)

"Beyond dopamine: glutamate as a target for future antipsychotics"

International Scholarly Research Network ISRN Pharmacology Volume 2012

Article ID 427267, 9 pages doi:10.5402/2012/427267


L Loyd, G Giaroli, D Taylor and D Tracy (2011)

"Bipolar Depression: Clinically missed, pharmacologically mismanaged. Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology"


M Balestrieri, G Giaroli, M Mazzi, C Bellantuono (2006)

"Performance of the Italian version of Subjective Well Being Under Neuroleptic (SWN) Scale in Schizophrenic Outpatients"

Pharmacopsychiatry May 39(3) 81-84.


GM Galeazzi, S Ferrari, G Giaroli, A Mackinnon, E Merelli, L Motti, M Rigatelli (2005) "Psychiatric Disorders, Depression, Disability, and Interferon Beta Therapy in Multiple Sclerosis Outpatients"

Neurological Sciences 26(4):255-62.

Dr. Giulia Spada MD PhD

Consultant Child & Adolescent Psychiatrist



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Fusar-Poli P, Oliver D, Spada G, Patel R, Stewart R, Dobson R, McGuire P

"Real World Implementation of a Transdiagnostic Risk Calculator for the Automatic Detection of Individuals at Risk of Psychosis in Clinical Routine: Study Protocol"

Front Psychiatry 2019 Mar 13;10:109. doi:

10.3389/fpsyt.2019.00109. eCollection 2019.


Oliver D, Kotlicka-Antczak M, Minichino A, Spada G, McGuire P., Fusar-Poli P

"Meta-analytical prognostic accuracy of the Comprehensive Assessment of at Risk Mental States (CAARMS): The need for refined prediction"

European Psychiatry. 49: 62-68; 2018


Fusar-Poli P and Spada G

"Early intervention in psychosis. Child psychology and psychiatry: frameworks for clinical and training and practice" Third edition. Wiley; 2017


Spada G, Molteni S, Pistone C, Chiappedi M, McGuire P, Fusar-Poli P & Balottin U

“Identifying children and adolescents at ultra high risk of psychosis in Italian neuropsychiatry services: a feasibility study”

Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 25:91–106; 2016


Ferner HS, Pillai E, Badger SJ , Kralj A, Kefford C, Ajagbe JC, Patel R, Spada G, Zugman A, Fusar-Poli P, McGuire PK, Bonoldi I

“Setting up a new prodromal service in South London: feasibility study”

Early Intervention in Psychiatry; 8 (Suppl. 1): 63–168; 2014


E Fazzi, M Zaccagnino, C Capsoni, S Orcesi, G Spada, A Cavallini, L Caffi, L Bianchini, V Montarsio

“A questionnaire on sleep behavior in the first years of life: preliminary results from a normative samples”

Zambonin. Funct Neurol. Jul-Sep; 21(3):151-8; 2006


“L’Amaurosi congenita di Leber”

Italian Association Leber Congenital Amaurosis; in collaboration with Regione Lombardia – Famiglia e solidarietà Sociale – IRCCS Fondazione C. Mondino, Pavia. IAPB Sezione Italiana onlus.


“Amaurosi Congenita di Leber: ieri , oggi e domani. Stato della ricerca e prospettive future”

Pavia, 2009


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