Hurvitz Brain Sciences

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Sophie Grigoriadis, PhD, MD, FRCPC

Scientist

Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
2075 Bayview Ave., Room FG 29
Toronto, ON
M4N 3M5

Phone: 416-480-5677
Fax: 416-480-6878

Education:

  • BA, 1988, psychology, York University, Canada
  • MA, 1990, psychology, Queen’s University, Canada
  • PhD, 1994, psychology, Queen’s University, Canada
  • MD, 1997, McMaster University, Canada
  • FRCPC, 2002, psychiatry, University of Toronto, Canada

Appointments and Affiliations:

  • Scientist, Evaluative Clinical Sciences, Hurvitz Brain Sciences Program, Sunnybrook Research Institute
  • Psychiatrist, Sunnybrook Health Sciences Centre
  • Head, Women’s Mood and Anxiety Clinic: Reproductive Transitions, Sunnybrook
  • Fellowship director, psychiatry, Sunnybrook
  • Associate professor, department of psychiatry, faculty of medicine, University of Toronto
  • Associate member, Institute of Medical Science, U of T
  • Adjunct research scientist, department of psychiatry, Women’s College Research Institute
  • Psychiatrist, Women’s College Hospital
  • Psychiatrist, University Health Network

Research Foci:

  • Treatment of mood disorders in women across reproductive life stages:
    • Novel interventions
    • Mechanisms of antidepressant response
    • Factors affecting outcomes

Research Summary:

Dr. Grigoriadis’ research focuses on the treatment of mood disorders in women across reproductive life stages from the mechanistic to the societal level. Her three main research foci are novel interventions, mechanisms of antidepressant response and factors affecting outcomes.

The novel interventions stream includes pharmacological as well as psychotherapeutic modalities. Mechanisms of antidepressant response has its origins in the interplay between neuroendocrinology and clinical psychiatry in the development and presentation of mood disorders. The focus of this work is to examine the etiologic and therapeutic implications of gender differences in depression, specifically in women at different life stages. The third research stream focuses on factors affecting treatment response and is broad in scope, ranging from psychiatric symptoms to cultural practices and issues surrounding treatment decisions made by patients and their health care providers.

All three streams use Dr. Grigoriadis’ training as a researcher and clinician not only to understand better mood disorders experienced by women, but also to determine and promote evidence-based treatment options.

Selected Publications:

See current publications list at PubMed.

  1. Grigoriadis S, Vonderporten EH, Mamisashvili L, Tomlinson G, Dennis CL, Koren G, Steiner M, Mousmanis P, Cheung A, Ross LE. Prenatal exposure to antidepressants and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn: systematic review and meta-analysis. BMJ. 2014 Jan 14;348:f6932.
  2. Grigoriadis S, VonderPorten EH, Mamisashvili L, Roerecke M, Rehm J, Dennis CL, Koren G, Steiner M, Mousmanis P, Cheung A, Ross LE. Antidepressant exposure during pregnancy and congenital malformations: is there an association? A systematic review and meta-analysis of the best evidence. J Clin Psychiatry. 2013 Apr;74(4):e293–308.
  3. Grigoriadis S, VonderPorten EH, Mamisashvili L, Eady A, Tomlinson G, Dennis CL, Koren G, Steiner M, Mousmanis P, Cheung A, Ross LE. The effect of prenatal antidepressant exposure on neonatal adaptation: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Psychiatry. 2013 Apr;74(4):e309–20.
  4. Grigoriadis S, VonderPorten EH, Mamisashvili L, Tomlinson G, Dennis CL, Koren G, Steiner M, Mousmanis P, Cheung A, Radford K, Martinovic J, Ross LE. The impact of maternal depression during pregnancy on perinatal outcomes: a systematic review and meta-analysis. J Clin Psychiatry. 2013 Apr;74(4):e321–41.
  5. Ross LE, Grigoriadis S, Mamisashvili L, Vonderporten EH, Roerecke M, Rehm J, Dennis CL, Koren G, Steiner M, Mousmanis P, Cheung A. Selected pregnancy and delivery outcomes after exposure to antidepressant medication: a systematic review and meta-analysis. JAMA Psychiatry. 2013 Apr;70(4):436–43.

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