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  • Borderline Personality Disorder
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  • Borderline personality disorder
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    Dr Robert Dudas MD, PhD, FRCPsych, PGCert Med Ed

    University Position
    Visiting Scientist


    I have carried out research projects on cognitive impairment in the context of progressive-degenerative dementias and affective symptomatology. My current interest in dementia spans from risk factors to clinical management. I have also investigated the neurobiology of emotional dysregulation and self-harm in the affective disorders in a broad sense, including borderline personality disorder. A third stream of my reserach interests focusses on the detection and treatment of perinatal mood disorders. In addition, I have collaborated on studies on schizophrenia, autism, and social anxiety disorder. I am also interested in Values-Based Practice (VBP) in psychiatry and the medical humanities and teaching at undergraduate and postgraduate level.


    Key Publications

    Antidepressants for treating depression in dementia.

    Journal: Cochrane Database Syst Rev
    E-pub date: 31 Aug 2018
    Authors: R Dudas, R Malouf, J McCleery, T Dening

    The overlap between autistic spectrum conditions and borderline personality disorder.

    Journal: PLoS One
    E-pub date: 1 Aug 2017
    Authors: RB Dudas, C Lovejoy, S Cassidy, C Allison, P Smith, S Baron-Cohen

    Validation studies of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale for the antenatal period.

    Journal: J Affect Disord
    E-pub date: 1 May 2015
    Authors: Z Kozinszky, RB Dudas


    Impact of COVID-19 on mental health research: is this the breaking point?

    Journal: Br J Psychiatry
    E-pub date: 17 Feb 2022
    Authors: O Sparasci, K Bhui, A Biswas, S Chamberlain, B Dubicka, R Dudas, S Farooq, T Ford, N Husain, I Jones, H Killaspy, W Lee, A Lingford-Hughes, C Mulholland, J Rubinsztein, R Shankar, A Sharma, L Sinclair, J Stone, A Young

    Shame in Borderline Personality Disorder: Meta-Analysis.

    Journal: J Pers Disord
    E-pub date: 1 Mar 2021
    Authors: T Buchman-Wildbaum, Z Unoka, R Dudas, G Vizin, Z Demetrovics, MJ Richman

    Efficacy of a dementia intensive support (DIS) service at preventing admissions to medical and psychiatric wards: qualitative and quantitative evaluation.

    Journal: BJPsych Bull
    E-pub date: 1 Dec 2020
    Authors: JS Rubinsztein, C Hatfield, L High, R Krishnan, NA Arnaoutoglou, P Goulia, R Dudas, S Ruhi, K Wildschut, L Chouliaras, BR Underwood

    Rumination in Borderline Personality Disorder: Meta-Analysis

    E-pub date: 9 Aug 2018
    Authors: MJ Richman, Z Unoka, R Dudas, Z Demetrovics

    A more rational, theory-driven approach to analysing the factor structure of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.

    Journal: Psychiatry Res
    E-pub date: 1 Apr 2017
    Authors: Z Kozinszky, A Töreki, EA Hompoth, RB Dudas, G Németh

    Abnormal Frontostriatal Activity During Unexpected Reward Receipt in Depression and Schizophrenia: Relationship to Anhedonia.

    Journal: Neuropsychopharmacology
    E-pub date: 1 Jul 2016
    Authors: N Segarra, A Metastasio, H Ziauddeen, J Spencer, NR Reinders, RB Dudas, G Arrondo, TW Robbins, L Clark, PC Fletcher, GK Murray

    Examining the Shared and Unique Features of Self-Concept Content and Structure in Borderline Personality Disorder and Depression

    Journal: Cognitive Therapy and Research
    E-pub date: 15 Oct 2015
    Authors: D Evans, T Dalgleish, RB Dudas, C Denman, M Howard, BD Dunn

    Reduction in ventral striatal activity when anticipating a reward in depression and schizophrenia: a replicated cross-diagnostic finding.

    Journal: Front Psychol
    E-pub date: 1 Aug 2015
    Authors: G Arrondo, N Segarra, A Metastasio, H Ziauddeen, J Spencer, NR Reinders, RB Dudas, TW Robbins, PC Fletcher, GK Murray

    Hedonic and disgust taste perception in borderline personality disorder and depression.

    Journal: Br J Psychiatry
    E-pub date: 1 Jul 2015
    Authors: G Arrondo, GK Murray, E Hill, B Szalma, K Yathiraj, C Denman, RB Dudas

    Effects of oxytocin on attention to emotional faces in healthy volunteers and highly socially anxious males.

    Journal: Int J Neuropsychopharmacol
    E-pub date: 31 Oct 2014
    Authors: R Clark-Elford, PJ Nathan, B Auyeung, K Mogg, BP Bradley, A Sule, U Müller, RB Dudas, BJ Sahakian, S Baron-Cohen

    Validation of the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale as a screening tool for postpartum depression in a clinical sample in Hungary.

    Journal: Midwifery
    E-pub date: 31 Aug 2014
    Authors: A Toreki, B Andó, RB Dudas, D Dweik, Z Janka, Z Kozinszky, A Keresztúri

    Brain structural signatures of negative symptoms in depression and schizophrenia.

    Journal: Front Psychiatry
    E-pub date: 1 Aug 2014
    Authors: J-Y Chuang, GK Murray, A Metastasio, N Segarra, R Tait, J Spencer, H Ziauddeen, RB Dudas, PC Fletcher, J Suckling

    Distribution of tract deficits in schizophrenia.

    Journal: BMC Psychiatry
    E-pub date: 2 Apr 2014
    Authors: I Ellison-Wright, PJ Nathan, ET Bullmore, R Zaman, RB Dudas, M Agius, E Fernandez-Egea, U Müller, CM Dodds, NJ Forde, C Scanlon, A Leemans, C McDonald, DM Cannon

    Oscillatory underpinnings of mismatch negativity and their relationship with cognitive function in patients with schizophrenia.

    Journal: PLoS One
    E-pub date: 1 Aug 2013
    Authors: M Kaser, F Soltesz, P Lawrence, S Miller, C Dodds, R Croft, RB Dudas, R Zaman, E Fernandez-Egea, U Müller, A Dean, ET Bullmore, PJ Nathan

    The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale: translation and antepartum validation for a Hungarian sample.

    Journal: Midwifery
    E-pub date: 1 Jan 2013
    Authors: A Töreki, B Andó, A Keresztúri, J Sikovanyecz, RB Dudas, Z Janka, Z Kozinszky, A Pál

    Obstetric and psychosocial risk factors for depressive symptoms during pregnancy.

    Journal: Psychiatry Research
    E-pub date: 30 Dec 2012
    Authors: RB Dudas, S Csatordai, I Devosa, A Töreki, B Andó, K Barabás, A Pál, Z Kozinszky

    Can a brief antepartum preventive group intervention help reduce postpartum depressive symptomatology?

    Journal: Psychother Psychosom
    E-pub date: 1 Aug 2012
    Authors: Z Kozinszky, RB Dudas, I Devosa, S Csatordai, E Tóth, D Szabó, J Sikovanyecz, K Barabás, A Pál

    Social dynamics of postpartum depression: a population-based screening in South-Eastern Hungary

    Journal: Soc Psychiatry Psychiatr Epidemiol
    E-pub date: 1 May 2011
    Authors: Z Kozinszky, RB Dudas, S Csatordai, I Devosa, E Tóth, D Szabó, J Sikovanyecz, J Zádori, K Barabás, A Pál

    Validation of the Leverton Questionnaire as a screening tool for postnatal depression in Hungary.

    Journal: Gen Hosp Psychiatry
    E-pub date: 1 Aug 2009
    Authors: S Csatordai, Z Kozinszky, I Devosa, R Dudas, E Tóth, J Sikovanyecz, D Szabó, J Zádori, K Barabás, A Pál

    Diagnostic tools for dementia.

    Journal: Maturitas
    E-pub date: 20 Jul 2009
    Authors: CF Hatfield, RB Dudas, T Dening

    Episodic and semantic memory in mild cognitive impairment.

    Journal: Neuropsychologia
    E-pub date: 1 Aug 2005
    Authors: RB Dudas, F Clague, SA Thompson, KS Graham, JR Hodges

    Anxiety, depression and smoking in schoolchildren–implications for smoking prevention.

    Journal: J R Soc Promot Health
    E-pub date: 1 Mar 2005
    Authors: RB Dudas, K Hans, K Barabas