prof. MUDr. Cyril Höschl, DrSc., FRCPsych.
working at:  Director´s office
v instituci:  1974 - 1981, 1986 - 1986, 1989 - present
telephone: (+420) 283 088 433

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Professional training and experience

1974 - 1989: Scientist and psychiatrist at Psychiatric Research Institute, Prague
1990 - 2014: Director, Prague Psychiatric Centre
1990 - present: Chairman, Dept. of Psychiatry and Clinical Psychology, 3rd Medical Faculty, Charles University in Prague
2000 - 2011: Director, Centre of Neuropsychiatric Studies, Prague, Czech Republic
2005 - 2013: Vice-president, Vienna School of Clinical Research, Vienna, Austria
2015 - present: Director, National Institute of Mental Health, Klecany, Czech Republic

Awards and honors

1990 - 1990: Presidential Price of the Czechoslovak Medical Society J.E.Purkynje for the book "Neuroendocrinology in Psychiatry"
2006 - 2006: Honorary member, Psychiatric Association of the Slovak Medical Society.
2008 - 2008: "Ceska hlava" [=Czech mind] Prize winner 2008 (The Prize of the prime-minister and chairman of governmental R&D Council).
2009 - 2009: American Psychiatric Association (APA) - International Distinguished Fellow
2010 - 2010: Honorary member, Psychiatric Association of the Czech Medical Society of J.E.Purkynje.
2011 - 2011: Grand Prize of the Academia Film Olomouc 2011 for lifetime achievements in popularization of science
2012 - 2012: Kraepelin-Alzheimer-Medal (Munich, Germany) for excellent work in psychiatric research and care
2013 - 2013:
2013 - 2013: Award of "EPA Leaders involved in the Historical change in EPA Statutes"
2013 - 2013: Honorary fellow, Czech Society for Biological psychiatry
2019 - 2019: Historical Medal of Charles University for important lifelong merits
2019 - 2019: Prize of the Governor of the Central Bohemia Region in the category Education, Science and Research

Teaching activities

1974 - present: see
1990 - 1997:


Most important publications

ŠPANIEL, F., HRDLIČKA, J., NOVÁK, T., KOŽENÝ, J., HÖSCHL, C., MOHR, P., BANKOVSKÁ MOTLOVÁ, L. Effectiveness of the information technology-aided program of relapse prevention in schizophrenia (ITAREPS): a randomized, controlled, double-blind study. Journal of Psychiatric Practice. 2012, 18(4), 269-280. ISSN 1527-4160. DOI: 10.1097/01.pra.0000416017.45591.c1. IF 1.288.

HORÁČEK, J., FLEGR, J., TINTĚRA, J., VERÉBOVÁ, K., ŠPANIEL, F., NOVÁK, T., BRUNOVSKÝ, M., BUBENÍKOVÁ-VALEŠOVÁ, V., HOLUB, D., PÁLENÍČEK, T., HÖSCHL, C. Latent toxoplasmosis reduces gray matter density in schizophrenia but not in controls: Voxel-based-morphometry (VBM) study. World Journal of Biological Psychiatry. 2012, 13(7), 501-509. ISSN 1562-2975. DOI: 10.3109/15622975.2011.573809. IF 3.571.

HORÁČEK, J., BRUNOVSKÝ, M., NOVÁK, T., KOHÚTOVÁ, B., PÁLENÍČEK, T., BUBENÍKOVÁ-VALEŠOVÁ, V., ŠPANIEL, F., KOPŘIVOVÁ, J., MOHR, P., BALÍKOVÁ, M., HÖSCHL, C. Subanesthetic dose of ketamine decreases prefrontal theta cordance in healthy volunteers: implications for antidepressant effect. Psychological Medicine. 2010, 40(9), 1443-1451. ISSN 0033-2917. DOI: 10.1017/S0033291709991619. IF 5.200.

HORÁČEK, J., BUBENÍKOVÁ-VALEŠOVÁ, V., KOPEČEK, M., PÁLENÍČEK, T., DOCKERY, CA., MOHR, P., HÖSCHL, C. Mechanism of action of atypical antipsychotic drugs and the neurobiology of schizophrenia. CNS Drugs. 2006, 20(5), 389-409. ISSN 1172-7047. DOI: 10.2165/00023210-200620050-00004. IF 4.210.

HÖSCHL, C. Verapamil for depression?. American Journal of Psychiatry. 1983, 140(8), 1100. ISSN 0002-953X.

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