Dr Stefania Bonaccorso is a leading psychiatrist based at The London Medical Specialist Clinic, who specialises in psychosis, depression, self-harm, suicidal thoughts, bipolar illness and personality disorders.
Dr Bonaccorso trained at the University of Rome La Sapienza as both a medical doctor and general adult psychiatrist. After achieving her medical degree, she attended Saint Ann Neuropsychiatric Hospital in Paris on a clinical fellowship awarded by La Sapienza University.
She started her academic career with a PhD in neuro-psychoimmunology in Antwerp, Belgium and Maastricht, Netherlands. She then travelled to the United States to pursue a post-doctoral fellowship at both the University of Boulder, Colorado; and Vanderbilt University in Tennessee. This fellowship was awarded by the Italian National Centre of Research and then funded by NARSAD. Throughout her post-doctoral fellowship, she continued her studies on the interactions between depression and the immune system and in psychopharmacology.
Dr Bonaccorso currently works as a consultant psychiatrist for the NHS, as well as holding her own private practice. She has accumulated over twenty years of clinical experience throughout her career. She worked for several years as an inpatient consultant and has extensive knowledge of the assessment and management of acute psychosis, schizophrenia and bipolar disorder. She now works in a primary mental health team in Islington where she reviews patients with a wide variety of mental health conditions including personality disorders, PTSD, anxiety, depression and first-episode psychosis.
She continues to be involved in research and maintains honorary academic positions with several universities such as UCL, King’s and University Hertfordshire. She is committed to providing the best possible care to her patients and she is committed to providing the best possible training to younger generations of psychiatrists and foundation doctors. She supports trainees as a site tutor for Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust. She also holds the position of academic secretary for the Royal College of Psychiatrists, and organises an academic programme for her colleagues in the London region.