MD, MRCPsych, Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Marco Procopio Consultant Psychiatrist

Dr Marco Procopio is a Consultant Psychiatrist who has extensive experience in both the NHS and the private sector. He has developed an independent Medico Legal Practice based in Sussex and sees clients in London and throughout the South East.

After obtaining his Medical Degree, Dr Procopio trained in Psychiatry at St Georges’ Hospital and the London Hospital, two of the most prestigious training hospitals in London, and was awarded the Membership of the Royal College of Psychiatrists and the Certificate of Specialist Training in Psychiatry.

Once he completed his training, Dr Procopio worked as a Consultant Psychiatrist both in the NHS and the private sector. Whilst working in the Private Sector he founded and led the Addiction Treatment Unit at The Priory Hospital in Hove, East Sussex.

Dr Procopio has prepared in excess of 1000 Medico Legal Reports and has extensive experience of appearing in Courts of Law and being cross-examined.

He continues to train and keep up-to-date and has published in excess of 20 articles in international peer reviewed scientific journals.

He is also a reviewer for important international psychiatric journals.


Sorcaburu Cigliero S. Fabiani C. Boccato C.M. Moratti M. Procopio M. Fattorini P. (2011)
C667T Mutation in MTHFR: population data in Friuli-Venezia Giulia (North-East Italy).
Forensic Science International: Genetic Supplement. Series 3: e295-e296.

Procopio M. (2010)
New users of the anticonvulsants gabapentin, lamotrigine, oxcarbazepine or tiagabine are at increased risk of suicidal acts compared with new users of topiramate.
Evidence Based Mental Health. 13(4): 102.

Procopio M. (2008)
Maternal exposure to death of a first degree relative during first trimester of pregnancy increases risk of schizophrenia in offspring.
Evidence Based Mental Health. 11(4): 127.

Procopio M. Davies RJ. Marriott P. (2006)
The hormonal environment in utero as a potential aetiological agent for schizophrenia.
European Archives of Psychiatry & Clinical Neuroscience. 256(2): 77-81.

Procopio M. Marriott PK. Davies RJ. (2006)
Seasonality of birth in epilepsy: a Southern Hemisphere study.
Seizure. 15:17-21.

Procopio M. (2005)
Publication of case reports.
British Journal of Psychiatry. 187:91;

Procopio M. (2005)
Pathological gambling and cross-addiction.
Canadian Journal of Psychiatry – Revue Canadienne de Psychiatrie. 50:302-3.

Procopio M. (2005)
The multiple outcomes bias in antidepressants research.
Medical Hypotheses. 65:395-9.

Procopio M. (2005)
Misattributed paternity. A bias in the family studies in schizophrenia?
Medical Hypotheses. 64:1046-9.

Procopio M. (2005)
Does god play dice with schizophrenia? A probabilistic model for the understanding of causation in mental illness.
Medical Hypotheses. 64: 872-7.

Procopio M (2005).
Paternal age and schizophrenia: one swallow does not make a summer.
BMJ. 330:147-8.

Procopio M. (2004)
Fertility and schizophrenia.
American Journal of Psychiatry. 161:761-2.

Procopio M. (2003)
More on preventing skin cancer: no evolutionary connection exists between skin colour and cancer.
BMJ. 327:1227-8.

Procopio M. (2003)
NICE guidelines and maintenance ECT.
British Journal of Psychiatry. 183:263.

Procopio M (2001)
Handedness and schizophrenia: genetic and environmental factors.
British Journal of Psychiatry. 179:75-6.

Procopio M. Marriott PK (1998)
Seasonality of birth in epilepsy: a Danish study.
Acta Neurologica Scandinavica. 98:297-301.

Procopio, M. (1998)
Sulpride augmentation in schizophrenia.
British Journal of Psychiatry. 172: 449-50.

Procopio, M. Marriott, P K. (1998)
Is the decline in diagnoses of schizophrenia caused by the disappearance of a seasonal aetiological agent?
An epidemiological study in England and Wales. Psychological Medicine. 28:367-73.

Procopio M. Marriott PK. Williams P (1997)
Season of birth: aetiological implications for epilepsy.
Seizure. 6:99-105.

Falkowski I. Procopio M. Tosetto P. (1996)
Obstetric complications and schizophrenia.
British Journal of Psychiatry. 169:383.

Procopio M (1996)
Plasma levels of tricyclics and related antidepressants.
Psychiatric Bulletin 20: 497-499.

Chapman V, Procopio M (1995)
A case of anorexia nervosa in a Chinese boy brought up in the United Kingdom.
European Eating Disorders Review 3: 255-259.


Dr Procopio has peer-reviewed articles for several international journals, including the American Journal of Psychiatry, European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience, and Journal of Physiology and Pathophysiology.

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