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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Nenad Vukićević

Born: Jagodina, Serbia. Education: Graduated from University of Belgrade, Electrical Engineering. Emigrated to USA in 1984. Provides consulting and software development services in the area of embedded systems, systems software, and communications. President of the Serbian Unity Congress 2002-2005, former President of the local Serbian church Board in Saratoga for many years and provides web and Internet support for SUC. President, founder and creator of the Serbian Blago Fund. Married with three children, and resides in Los Altos, California.

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Publishing

The Meaning of Reality

Essays on Existence and Communion, Eros and History

by Christos Yannaras

The collection of articles traces the thought of Christos Yanaras through his long journey in discovering the meaning of existence, communion, eros, and history. It is a cause of immense joy that no fewer than twenty articles of passionate significance and substance have at present been gathered together in this volume under the title The Meaning of Reality.

Yannaras is undoubtedly one of the most significant thinkers of our time. Kallistos Ware once described him as "the most creative and prophetic religious thinker at work in Greece today," while Rowan Williams characterizes him as "one of the most significant Christian philosophers in Europe." His very wide and no less deep education helps him to develop an inimitable blend of philosophy, theology, and social criticism, and to speak in an original way about the traditional and contemporary issues of human existence, as well as the latest challenges of modern empirical science and political engagement. A detailed knowledge of the writings of the Holy Fathers has always been his foundation amidst the labyrinth of modern thought - which is inimately bound up with psychoanalysis, environmental issues, human rights, postmodernism, and pluralism , to mention just a few. Insistence on the primacy, uniqueness, and eternal value of human personality prevails in almost all his works and inspires his own vigorous theological and ecumenical engagement, based on the Orthodox eucharistic and ascetic tradition.