Bekir Berker Artukoglu

Bekir Berker Artukoglu

Member ECPC Research Work Group; ECPC News contributor

Bekir Artukoglu has worked as a psychometrist in medication trials for tic disorders/Tourette`s Syndrome and Generalized Anxiety Disorder. He has explored the potential of cannabis-derived medications in the treatment of neuropsychiatric disorders and has studied personality disorders, parenting and child development. He believes in societal coordinates of mental health and is a founder of Tics and Tourette`s Syndrome Volunteers of Turkey. He is currently a psychiatry resident at SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University. He is also receiving psychodynamic psychotherapy training at Psychoanalytic Association of New York.


  1. Artukoglu BB, Beyer C, Zuloff-Shani A, Brener E, & Bloch MH. (2017). Efficacy of Palmitoylethanolamide for Pain: A Meta-Analysis. Pain Physician. Pain Physician. 20(5):353-362.
  2. Gabriel D, Jakubovski E, Taylor JH, Artukoglu BB, & Bloch MH. (2017). Predictors of treatment response and drop out in the Treatment of Early-Onset Schizophrenia Spectrum Disorders (TEOSS) study. Psychiatry Res. 2017 Sep;255:248-255. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2017.05.038. Epub 2017 May 30. PubMed PMID: 28595147.
  3. Artukoglu BB, & Bloch MH. (2018, Jun). Book Forum: Understanding OCD: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Volume 57(Issue 6), 443 - 445.
  4. Artukoglu BB, & and Bloch, MH. (2018). Editorial: Can omega‐3 fatty acids improve executive functioning? Will this reduce ADHD and depression?J Child Psychol Psychiatr59: 615-617. doi:10.1111/jcpp.12932.
  5. Artukoglu BB, & Bloch MH. (2019). The Potential of Cannabinoid-Based Treatments in Tourette Syndrome. CNS Drugs. CNS Drugs33(5):417-430. doi: 10.1007/s40263-019-00627-1.
  6. Artukoglu BB, & Szejko N. (2019). Tarkovsky’s Stalker: existentialism and mental health. The Lancet Psychiatry ( IF 18.329 ) Pub Date : 2019-12-10 , DOI: 10.1016/S2215-0366(19)30474-2
  7. Artukoglu BB, & Fenghua L, Szejko,N, & Bloch,MH. (2020, May). Pharmacologic Treatment of Tardive Dyskinesia: A Meta-Analysis and Systematic Review . Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, 81(4), 19R12889. PMID: 32459404. 
  8. Artukoglu BB, Landeros A, & Bloch MH. (2020). “The Impact of Personality Disorders on Parenting”. In J. E. Grant, M.D., M.P.H., J. D., Samuel R. Chamberlain, and A. Pinto, Ph.D. (Eds.) “Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder
  9. Artukoglu BB, & Szejko N. (2020, Jan). Tarkovsky`s Stalker: Existentialism and Mental Health. Lancet Psychiatry, 7(1), 24-26. PMID: 32353341.
  10. Bloch MH, Artukoglu BB, Lennington JB, Szuhay G, & Lombroso PJ. (2020). “Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder” in “Rosenberg’s Molecular and Genetic Basis of Neurological and Psychiatric Disease, 6th edition”. 
  11. Britto PR, Hanöz-Penney S, Ponguta LA, Sunar D, Issa G, Hein SD, do Rosário MC, Almuneef MS, Korucu I, Togo Y, Kurbonov J, Choibekov N, Phan HTT, Fallon NS, Artukoğlu BB, Hartl FJ, Salah R, Fitzpatrick S, Connolly P, Dunne L, Miller S, Pruett K, & Leckman JF. (2021). Pathways to a more peaceful and sustainable world: The transformative power of children in families. Dev Psychopathol, 33(2):409-420. doi:10.1017/S0954579420000681
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