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Steiner Meir


Dr. Steiner is a member of many professional societies, including the CCNP which honoured him in 2000 with the Heinz Lehmann Award for his outstanding contributions in the field of research in neuropsychopharmacology, and again in 2011 with the CCNP medal for a meritorious career in neuropsychopharmacology. In 2003, he has been honoured with The Andre Boivin Visiting Professorship Award from the Motherisk Program at the Hospital for Sick Children in Toronto, and the NASPOG Young Investigators Award has been renamed after him since 2006.

Dr. Steiner has received continuous research funding both peer-reviewed and industry sponsored since 1971, and he has been involved in or directly responsible for more than 800 publications, abstracts, presentations, and panel discussions. Dr. Steiner is the editor-in-chief of the Archives of Women’s Mental Health, serves on the editorial advisory boards of several other professional journals, and has co-authored and edited several books related to mood disorders in women.

Featured Publications

  • Steiner M, Steinberg S, Stewart D, Carter D, Berger C, Reid R, Grover D, Streiner D.  Fluoxetine in the treatment of PMDD. New England Journal of Medicine 1995;332:1529-1534. (Lead Article)
  • Steiner M, Pearlstein T, Cohen L, Endicott J, Kornstein S, Roberts C, Roberts DL, Yonkers K. Expert guidelines for the treatment of severe PMS, PMDD, and its comorbidities: The role of SSRIs. Journal of Women’s Health 2006;15:57-69.
  • Steiner M. Female specific mood disorders. Psychiatry 2009;8:61-66
  • Steiner M. Serotonin, depression, and cardiovascular disease: sex-specific issues. Acta Physiologica 2011;203:253-258.
  • Steiner M. [Editorial] Prenatal exposure to antidepressants: how safe are they? American Journal of Psychiatry 2012;169:1130-1132.


  • CPSO, The College of Physicians and Surgeons of Ontario - General Licence, 1992
  • FRCPC, The Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada - Certification in Psychiatry, 1982
  • PhD, University of Michigan Department of Neurosciences, 1979
  • MSc, Tel Aviv University Faculty of Medicine, 1972
  • MD, Tel Aviv University Sackler School of Medicine, 1968

Research Areas

Pathophysiology and psychopathology of mood and anxiety disorders related to women’s reproductive cyclicity. Current projects: The MAVAN Study; Stress, systemic inflammation, perinatal depression, and risk of CVD; Genetics and distinct brain activation patterns in women with perinatal OCD; Effects of rapid tryptophan or phenylalanine/ tyrosine depletions on mood and thermoregulation in midlife women with depression.

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