Julio Bernardi, MD provides clinical oversight and supervision to the medication management team at LivingRite.

About Me

I treat psychiatric and psychological issues in clients 15 years old and above. I have experience with a broad range of conditions including mood, anxiety disorders, ADHD, schizophrenia, addiction, relationship issues, and work-related issues.  I was born and raised in Brazil, where I started my medical training at the age of 17 years old, which is not very common there. I currently own a private mental health practice in Chicago.  I completed medical school in Brazil, then decided early on to pursue further training in the United States. I completed a residency in general psychiatry at Barnes-Jewish Hospital, affiliated with Washington University in Saint Louis. I am also certified by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology.

Board Certifications
American Board of Psychiatry and NeurologyPsychiatry (Psychiatry and Neurology) 

Awards and Publications

  • American Medical Association Physician Recognition Award, 2015
  • Al-Hasani R, McCall JG, Shin G, Gomez AM, Schmitz GP, Bernardi JM, Pyo C, Park S, Marcinkiewcz CM, Crowley NA, Krashes MJ, Lowell BB, Kash TL, Rogers JA2,4, Bruchas MR. Distinct subpopulations of nucleus accumbens dynorphin neurons drive aversion or reward. Neuron. 2015 Sep 2; 87(5): 1063–1077
  • Bernardi JM. Optogenetic applications in psychiatric research. American Journal of Psychiatry Resident Journal Aug 201
  • Zeni CP, Tramontina S, Zeni TA, Coelho R, Pheula G, Bernardi JM, Maldaner U, Silva TL, Salatino-Oliveira A, Hutz M, Rohde LA. The Val66Met polymorphism at the BDNF gene does not influence Wisconsin Card Sorting Test results in children and adolescents with bipolar disorder. Rev Bras Psiquiatr. 2013 Mar;35(1):44-50