Dr Marinos Kyriakopoulos

MD, PhD, FRCPsych

Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist

Dr Marinos Kyriakopoulos is a Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Acorn Lodge, the Trust’s national and specialist children’s inpatient unit.  He is also a Visiting Senior Lecturer at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. He has a special interest in early-onset psychotic disorders, developmental neuropsychiatry and psychopharmacology, and inpatient psychiatric treatment in childhood and adolescence.

Other roles

Adjunct Assistant Professor in Psychiatry, Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, New York, USA.

Honorary Consultant Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist at Great Ormond Street Hospital for Children (Tourette Syndrome Clinic).

Co-Chair, Section of Neuroimaging, European Psychiatric Association.

Member of the Executive Committee of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Surveillance System (CAPSS) of the Royal College of Psychiatrists.

Member of the Editorial Board of the journal BJPsych International (Royal College of Psychiatrists).

Joint Training Programme Director of the Maudsley Higher Specialist Training Scheme in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Lead of the Psychopharmacology Seminars for Maudsley Specialty Trainees in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry

Lead Consultant for Safeguarding within National and Specialist CAMHS CAG, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust.

CAMHS Clinical Academic Group Representative in SLAM/IoPPN R&D committee

President of the Hellenic Medical Society, UK.


Dr Kyriakopoulos studied medicine (MD) at the University of Athens, Greece. Moving to London, he trained in clinical psychiatry, specialising in child and adolescent psychiatry, at St Mary’s, Maudsley and Great Ormond Street hospitals.

During his career, he has been awarded:

  • A NARSAD Young Investigator Award 2008 (USA)
  • The Margaret Davenport Prize 2009 from the Royal College of Psychiatrists
  • A Rising Star Award 2006 from the Association of European Psychiatrists (Section of Neuroimaging)
  • A Certificate of Excellence 1998 from the University of Athens Medical School, Greece


Dr Kyriakopoulos completed a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) at the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience, King’s College London. His research focuses on brain structure and function in early-onset psychotic disorders, using neuroimaging techniques. He is also studying the interface between autism spectrum disorders and early-onset psychosis, childhood disintegrative disorder, psychosocial interventions in intellectual disability, and the stigma of mental health difficulties in childhood. His research has been funded by the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, the Maudsley Charity, the Shirley Foundation and the National Institute of Health Research.


Selected Publications:

Kaushik A, Papachristou E, Dima D, Fewings S, Kostaki E, Ploubidis G, Kyriakopoulos M. Measuring stigma in children receiving mental health treatment: Validation of the Paediatric Self-Stigmatization Scale (PaedS). Eur Psychiatry. DOI: 10.1016/j.eurpsy.2017.01.004 (In press)

Kaushik A, Kostaki E, Kyriakopoulos M. The stigma of mental illness in children and adolescents: A systematic review. Psychiatry Res. 2016;243:469-94

Pina-Camacho L, Parellada M, Kyriakopoulos M. Autism Spectrum Disorders and Schizophrenia: Boundaries and Uncertainties. BJPsych Advances 2016;22(5):316-324

Posporelis S, Paspali A, Takayanagi Y, Sawa A, Banerjea P, Kyriakopoulos M. Suicidality in adolescents attending a specialist community mental health service: A naturalistic study. J Ment Health. 2015;24(4):225-9

Kyriakopoulos M. Early Onset Schizophrenia: Selective Review and Insights from a Multimodal Neuroimaging Study. Child and Adolescent Psychiatry 2014;2:23-30

Kyriakopoulos M, Stringaris A, Manolesou S, Radobuljac MD, Jacobs B, Reichenberg A, Stahl D, Simonoff E, Frangou S. Determination of psychosis-related clinical profiles in children with autism spectrum disorders using latent class analysis. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2015;24(3):301-7

Schneider C, Taylor D, Zalsman G, Frangou S, Kyriakopoulos M. Antipsychotics use in children and adolescents: An on-going challenge in clinical practice. J Psychopharmacol. 2014 Jun 5;28(7):615-623

Hopkins S, Turk J, Daramola A, Kyriakopoulos M. Autism Spectrum Mixed Neurodevelopmental Disorder Associated with 6q27 Deletion and Multiple Copies within 20q11.23: A Case Study. Advances in Mental Health and Intellectual Disabilities 2014;8(3):210-15

Schneider C, Corrigall R, Hayes D, Kyriakopoulos M, Frangou S. Systematic review of the efficacy and tolerability of Clozapine in the treatment of youth with early onset schizophrenia. Eur Psychiatry. 2014;29(1):1-10

Samuel R, Attard A, Kyriakopoulos M. Mental state deterioration after switching from brand-name to generic olanzapine in an adolescent with bipolar affective disorder, autism and intellectual disability: A case study. BMC Psychiatry 2013;13:244.

Kyriakopoulos M, Ougrin D, Fraser C, Thomas G, McMahon R. Emergency Mental Health Admissions for Children: A Naturalistic Study. Clin Child Psychol Psychiatry. 2015;20(1):8-19

Papachristou E, Ormel H, Oldehikel T, Kyriakopoulos M, Reichenberg A, Frangou S Child Behavior Checklist – Mania Scale (CBCL-MS): Development and validation of a population-based screening scale for bipolar disorder. Plos One. 2013;(8):e69459. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0069459.

Samartzis L, Dima D, Fusar-Poli P, Kyriakopoulos M. White matter alterations in early stages of schizophrenia: a systematic review of Diffusion Tensor Imaging studies. J. Neuroimaging 2014;24(2):101-10

Kyriakopoulos M, Dima D, Roiser J, Corrigall R, Barker GJ, Frangou S. Abnormal functional activation and connectivity in the working memory network in Early Onset Schizophrenia. J Am Acad Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2012 Sep;51(9):911-20.

Sugranyes G, Kyriakopoulos M, Dima D, O’Muircheartaigh J, Corrigall R, Pendelbury G, Hayes D, Calhoun VD, Frangou S. Multimodal analyses identify linked functional and white matter abnormalities within the working memory network in schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2012 Jul;138(2-3):136-42.

Sugranyes G, Kyriakopoulos M, Corrigall R, Taylor E, Frangou S. Autism spectrum disorders and schizophrenia: meta-analysis of the neural correlates of social cognition. PLoS One. 2011;6(10):e25322.

Ougrin D, Zundel T, Stahl D, Kyriakopoulos M, Banarsee R, Taylor E. Adolescents with Suicidal and Non-Suicidal Self-harm in the Trial of Therapeutic Assessment in London (TOTAL): Demographic and Clinical Characteristics and Differential Response to Therapeutic Assessment. Psychol Assess. 2012;24(1):11-20.

Kumar S, Christodoulou T, Vyas NS, Kyriakopoulos M, Corrigall R, Reichenberg A, Frangou S. Deficits in visual sustained attention differentiate genetic liability and disease expression for Schizophrenia from Bipolar Disorder. Schizophr Res 2010;124(1-3):152-60

Kyriakopoulos M, Perez-iglesias R, Woolley J, Kanaan RAA, Vyas N, Barker GJ, Frangou S, McGuire PK. Effect of age at onset of schizophrenia on white matter abnormalities. Br J Psychiatry 2009; 195(4):346-353.

Kyriakopoulos M, Frangou S. Recent Diffusion Tensor Imaging Findings in Early Stages of Schizophrenia. Curr Opin in Psychiatry 2009; 22(2):168-76.

Kyriakopoulos M, Bargiotas T, Barker GJ, Frangou S. Diffusion Tensor Imaging in Schizophrenia. Eur Psychiatry 2008; 23(4): 255-73.

Kyriakopoulos M, Vyas NS, Barker GJ, Chitnis XA, Frangou S. A Diffusion Tensor Imaging Study of White Matter in Early-Onset Schizophrenia. Biol Psychiatry 2008; 63(5):519-23.

Kyriakopoulos M, Frangou S. Pathophysiology of Early-Onset Schizophrenia. Int Rev Psychiatry. 2007 ;19(4):315-24.

Vatopoulos AC, Varvaresou E, Petridou E, Moustaki M, Kyriakopoulos M, Kapogiannis D, Sarafoglou S, Fretza A, Kalapothaki V. High rates of antibiotic resistance among normal fecal flora E. Coli isolates in children from Greece. Clinical Microbiology and Infection, 1998; 4(10): 563-9.

Kyriakopoulos M, Kapogiannis D, Sarafoglou S, Vatopoulos A. The role of Integrons in the epidemiology of antibiotic resistance in Gram-negative bacteria. Acta Microbiologica Hellenica 1996; 41:368-74.

Book Chapters

Kyriakopoulos M. Psychosocial and Psychiatric Factors Relating to Adolescent Suicide and Self-Harm. In: Self-harm in Young People: A Therapeutic Assessment Manual. Editors: Dennis Ougrin, Audrey Ng and Tobias Zundel. Hodder Arnold, 2009.

Ougrin D and Kyriakopoulos M. Prevalence and Natural History of Self-Harm. In: Self-harm in Young People: A Therapeutic Assessment Manual. Editors: Dennis Ougrin, Audrey Ng and Tobias Zundel. Hodder Arnold, 2009.

Kyriakopoulos M. Neural Correlates of Age of Onset in Schizophrenia. In: Psychiatry and the Neurosciences: International Perspectives. Editors: C.R. Soldatos and D.G. Dikeos. Medimond International Proceedings, 2011.

Kyriakopoulos M.Psychopharmacology of Autism Spectrum Disorders. In: Clinical Psychopharmacology. Editors: C.R. Soldatos and D.G. Dikeos, BETA Medical Publishers, 2013.

Kyriakopoulos M. Tics and Tourette Syndrome. Maudsley Guidelines 2015

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