Professor of Clinical Psychiatry and Psychopharmachotherapy at the University of Pisa, Italy.
He is the director of the Institute of Behavioural Sciences «G.De Lisio», in Pisa. In the last 20 years, Dr Perugi has been involved in the International Research Project on Mood Disorders in collaboration with the University of South California at San Diego. In this field he has developed and directed many research projects on Mixed States, Mania, Anxious-Bipolar Co-morbidity and Bipolar II-Borderline connection. In the field of anxiety disorders he has directed several studies on clinical features and long-term naturalistic treatment of Panic Disorder-Agoraphobia, Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and Social Phobia. He is in the editorial board of 5 international scientific journals and reviews articles for more than 20 others. He is the author of 4 books and over 350 papers, published in national and international Journals (about 100 peer reviewed), on psychopathology, clinical psychopharmacology, and pharmacotherapy of affective disorders.