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Pediatric Psychoneurosomatic Pathology Laboratory

Polyakov Vladimir Matveevich

Head of the Laboratory since 1988, Doctor of Biological Sciences


        The laboratory was established in April 1988 in the Department of Pediatrics of the Research Institute of Traumatology and Orthopedics (headed by Polyakov V.M.). Then the laboratory-based Scientific and Clinical Department was created with the Department of Comprehensive Study of Mental Health Problems, and the groups Physiology and Pathology of the Neonatal Period, Studies of Ontogenesis of the Cardiovascular System, Surgical Diagnostic and Treatment Methods (headed by Polyakov V.M.). In 1991, because of the opening of the Neurological Clinic of the Institute of Pediatrics, the Laboratory, together with the opened Clinic, merged into the Department of Child Mental Health. Since 1995, the Laboratory has become a separate unit, and in 1998 it was renamed to the Laboratory of Psychoneurosomatic Pathology in Children.

The main research areas:

Laboratory staff actively collaborate with Russian educational institutions, such as Moscow State University, Department of Clinical Psychology and the Laboratory of Neuropsychology; Irkutsk State University, specialized department of Medical Psychology; Khakass State University named after N.F. Katanov, Medical-Psychological-Social Institute.

The main research results of the laboratory staff have been published in well-known Russian and international journals: Bulletin of Siberian Medicine; Cultural-Historical Psychology; Bulletin of Experimental Biology and Medicine; Archives of Disease in Childhood; European Journal of Preventive Cardiology; Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences, and others.

Since the Laboratory’s establishment, staff members have defended 1 doctoral and 5 candidate’s dissertations.