I am originally from Athens (Greece) where I obtained my medical and specialty training qualifications. Autism has been my special interest over the last 20 years. I started working in specialist clinics for Autism while still a trainee and I completed my PhD on Autism Spectrum Disorder. I have been part of the International Molecular Genetic Study of Autism Consortium and I am trained and have practiced extensively the Autism Diagnostic Interview – Revised (ADI-R) and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule (ADOS). I moved to London in 2006 and was employed by the South London and The Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust as a Consultant Psychiatrist at the Adult ADHD service, the Lambeth ADHD service for children and the Southwark Special Needs CAMHS. In parallel with my clinical work in developmental disorders, I worked as a Clinical Research Fellow at the Institute of Psychiatry, King's College London conducting clinical research on ADHD and Learning Disabilities. I am currently an ADOS trainer contributing regularly to the training courses at the Tavistock Centre and other London sites.
Maltezos S, Horder J, Coghlan S, Skirrow C, O'Gorman R, Lavender TJ ,Mendez MA, Mehta MA, Daly E, Xenitidis K, Paliokosta E, Spain D, Pitts M, Asherson P, Lythgoe D, Barker GJ, Murphy DG. Glutamate metabolism and neuronal integrity in Adults with ADHD: A Proton MRS Study. Transl Psychiatry. 2014 Mar 18
Xenitidis K, Paliokosta E, Maltezos S, Rose E, Bramham J. The clinical presentation and symptom trajectory of ADHD in adults with Learning Disability: experience from a National Specialist Adult ADHD clinic. JIDR, 2010, 54(7).
Paliokosta E, Diareme S, Kolaitis G, Tsalamanios E, Ferentinos S, Anasontzi S, Lympinaki E, Tsiantis A, Romer G, Karageorgiou C, Tsiantis J. Breaking Bad News: Communication Around Parental Multiple Sclerosis With Children. Families, Systems & Health, spring issue 2009.
Rose E, Bramham J, Young S, Paliokosta E, Xenitidis K. Neuropsychological characteristics of adults with comorbid ADHD and borderline/mild intellectual disability. Res Dev Disabil. 2008 Sep 5.
Papanikolaou K, Paliokosta E, Houliaras G, Vgenopoulou S, Pehlivanidis A, Giouroukou E, Tomaras V, Tsiantis I. Using the Autism Diagnostic Interview –Revised and the Autism Diagnostic Observation Schedule for the diagnosis of Autism Spectrum Disorders in a Greek sample with a wide range of intellectual abilities. J Autism Dev Disord. 2008 Aug 28.
Kolaitis G, Gyftodimou G, Sarri K, Papanikolaou K, Paliokosta E, Kokotas H, Tsiantis J, Petersen MB. De novo inverted interstitial duplication 8q22.1-q21.1 in a boy with moderate mental retardation, mild autistic and dysmorphic features. Advances in Mental Health and Learning Disabilities, Vol. 3 Iss: 2, pp.48 - 52
Thomson AB, Maltezos S, Paliokosta E, Xenitidis K. Amfetamine for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in People with Learning Disabilities. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Published Protocol Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, January 2008, vol 1).
Thomson AB, Maltezos S, Paliokosta E, Xenitidis K. Risperidone for Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in People with Learning Disabilities. Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews (Published Protocol Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews, January 2008, vol 1).
Xenitidis K, Paliokosta E, Maltezos S, Pappas V. Assessment of mental health problems in people with autism. Advances in Mental Health ann Learning Disabilities, 2007, vol 1(4), 15-22.
Xenitidis K, Paliokosta E, Maltezos S. Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder in adults: primary care considerations. September 2007, Pulse.
Paliokosta E, Papanikolaou K, Vgenopoulou S, Chouliaras G, Mpouranta M, Giannopoulou S, Tsiantis I. Assesment of pervasive developmental disorders: evaluation of structured instruments ADOS-G and ADI-R in a sample of greek children. Encephalos. 2007 May, 44: 124-131 (in greek).
Diareme S, Tsiantis J, Romer G, Tsalamanios E, Anasontzi S, Paliokosta E & Kolaitis G. Mental Health Support for Children of Somatically Ill Parents: A Review of the Theory and Intervention Concepts. Families, Systems & Health 2007, Vol 25(1) 98-118.
Diareme S, Tsiantis I, Kolaitis G, Ferentinos S, Tsalamanios M, Paliokosta E, Anasontzi, S, Lynpinaki E, Anagnostopoulos DC, Voumvourakis D, Romer G. Emotional and behavioural difficulties in children of parents with multiple sclerosis : A controlled study in Greece. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2006 Sep;15(6):309-18
Papanikolaou K, Paliokosta E, Gyftodimou J, Kolaitis G, Vgenopoulou S, Sarri K, Tsiantis J. A case of partial trisomy of chromosome 8p associated with autism. J Autism Dev Disord. 2006 Jul;36(5):705-9