Menachem Krakowski, M.D., Ph.D.

Menachem Krakowski, M.D., Ph.D.

Research Scientist
Clinical Research

Dr. Krakowski’s research has focused on violent behavior, antisocial traits, and impulsivity in patients with schizophrenia. His research includes the study of clinical symptoms and psychological traits, neurological and neuropsychological deficits, as well as neurophysiological deficits – both ERP studies and functional imaging. This research has also included comparisons of various pharmacological treatments for violent and impulsive behaviors in schizophrenia.

Select Publications

  • Menahem I Krakowski, Matthew J Hoptman, Pal Czobor, Neural Correlates of Psychopathic Traits in Schizophrenia: fMRI Study of Response Inhibition in Persistently Violent Patients, Schizophrenia Bulletin Open, Volume 4, Issue 1, January 2023, sgad009,

  • Krakowski MI, Tural U, Czobor P. Separate pathways to violent behavior in schizophrenia and in the general population. J Psychiatr Res. 2022 Jul;151:235-241. doi: 10.1016/j.jpsychires.2022.04.016. Epub 2022 Apr 21. PMID: 35500451.

  • Krakowski M, Tural U, Czobor P. The Importance of Conduct Disorder in the Treatment of Violence in Schizophrenia: Efficacy of Clozapine Compared With Olanzapine and Haloperidol. Am J Psychiatry. 2021 Mar 1;178(3):266-274. doi: 10.1176/appi.ajp.2020.20010052. Epub 2021 Jan 21. Erratum in: Am J Psychiatry. 2021 Jul;178(7):671. PMID: 33472389.

  • Krakowski MI, Czobor P. Distinctive profiles of traits predisposing to violence in schizophrenia and in the general population. Schizophr Res. 2018 Dec;202:267-273. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2018.07.008. Epub 2018 Jul 17. PMID: 30021703.

  • Del Bene VA, Foxe JJ, Ross LA, Krakowski MI, Czobor P, De Sanctis P. Neuroanatomical Abnormalities in Violent Individuals with and without a Diagnosis of Schizophrenia. PLoS One. 2016 Dec 28;11(12):e0168100. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0168100. PMID: 28030584; PMCID: PMC5193361.

  • Krakowski MI, Czobor P. Proneness to aggression and its inhibition in schizophrenia: Interconnections between personality traits, cognitive function and emotional processing. Schizophr Res. 2017 Jun;184:82-87. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2016.11.038. Epub 2016 Dec 19. PMID: 28007464.

  • Krakowski MI, De Sanctis P, Foxe JJ, Hoptman MJ, Nolan K, Kamiel S, Czobor P. Disturbances in Response Inhibition and Emotional Processing as Potential Pathways to Violence in Schizophrenia: A High-Density Event-Related Potential Study. Schizophr Bull. 2016 Jul;42(4):963-74. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbw005. Epub 2016 Feb 19. PMID: 26895845; PMCID: PMC4903062.

  • Krakowski MI, Foxe J, de Sanctis P, Nolan K, Hoptman MJ, Shope C, Kamiel S, Czobor P. Aberrant response inhibition and task switching in psychopathic individuals. Psychiatry Res. 2015 Oct 30;229(3):1017-23. doi: 10.1016/j.psychres.2015.06.018. Epub 2015 Jun 27. PMID: 26257091.

  • Krakowski MI, Czobor P. Depression and impulsivity as pathways to violence: implications for antiaggressive treatment. Schizophr Bull. 2014 Jul;40(4):886-94. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbt117. Epub 2013 Aug 13. PMID: 23943412; PMCID: PMC4059442.

  • De Sanctis P, Foxe JJ, Czobor P, Wylie GR, Kamiel SM, Huening J, Nair-Collins M, Krakowski MI. Early sensory-perceptual processing deficits for affectively valenced inputs are more pronounced in schizophrenia patients with a history of violence than in their non-violent peers. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2013 Aug;8(6):678-87. doi: 10.1093/scan/nss052. Epub 2012 May 3. PMID: 22563006; PMCID: PMC3739916.