Licenciou-se em Medicina em 1993 pela Faculdade de Medicina da Universidade de Coimbra. Em 2001, especializou-se em Psiquiatria, tendo realizado o seu internato complementar no Hospital Júlio de Matos. Mestre em Ciências do Sono pela Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa (2009). Concluiu, em 2011, o Doutoramento em Psiquiatria e Saúde Mental pela Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa.
 
É, atualmente, Professor Auxiliar de Psiquiatria na Faculdade de Medicina de Lisboa e Professor Auxiliar Convidado no Instituto de Ciências da Saúde da Universidade Católica Portuguesa, sendo o coordenador da Pós-Graduação em Psiquiatria e Saúde Mental do ICS da UCP.   É ainda Senior Teaching Fellow na AESE — Business school.
 
Ao nível científico publicou diversos artigos em revistas nacionais e internacionais peer review, bem como diversos livros de ficção e científicos, dos quais se destacam Manual de Psiquiatria Clínica (Figueira ML, Sampaio D, Afonso P. — coordenação,Ed.  Lidel, 2014,  e Quando a Mente Adoece: uma introdução à Psiquiatria e Saúde Mental, Ed. Principia, 2015.

 

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AOrexin dual receptor antagonists: a new therapeutic class for insomnia

Afonso, P. (2017). AOrexin dual receptor antagonists: a new therapeutic class for insomnia. Revista Portuguesa de Psiquiatria e Saúde Mental
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Assessing the relation between career satisfaction in psychiatry with lifelong learning and scientific activity.

Afonso, P. , Afonso P. (2014). Assessing the relation between career satisfaction in psychiatry with lifelong learning and scientific activity..
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Can Empathy Improve Therapeutic Adherence in Schizophrenia?

Afonso, P. (2020). Can Empathy Improve Therapeutic Adherence in Schizophrenia?. Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
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Culture‑Bound Syndromes and Cultural Concepts of Distress in Psychiatry

Afonso, P. (2020). Culture‑Bound Syndromes and Cultural Concepts of Distress in Psychiatry. Revista Portuguesa de Psiquiatria e Saúde Mental
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Discrepant nocturnal melatonin levels in monozygotic twins discordant for schizophrenia and its impact on sleep

Afonso, P. , Afonso, P.. (2010). Discrepant nocturnal melatonin levels in monozygotic twins discordant for schizophrenia and its impact on sleep. Schizophrenia Research
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Empathy and burnout: A multicentre comparative study between residents and specialists

Afonso, P. (2019). Empathy and burnout: A multicentre comparative study between residents and specialists.
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Evaluation of anxiety, depression and sleep quality in full-time teleworkers

Afonso, P. (2021). Evaluation of anxiety, depression and sleep quality in full-time teleworkers. Journal of Public Health
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Impact of working hours on sleep and mental health.

Afonso, P. , Afonso P. (2017). Impact of working hours on sleep and mental health..
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Personal and social functioning and satisfaction with life in schizophrenia outpatients with and without sleep disturbances

Afonso, P. (2015). Personal and social functioning and satisfaction with life in schizophrenia outpatients with and without sleep disturbances. Revista Portuguesa de Psiquiatria e Saúde Mental
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Satisfaction with Life of Schizophrenia Outpatients and Their Caregivers: Differences between Patients with and without Self-Reported Sleep Complaints.

Afonso, P. , Brissos S. (2013). Satisfaction with Life of Schizophrenia Outpatients and Their Caregivers: Differences between Patients with and without Self-Reported Sleep Complaints..
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Schizophrenia patients with predominantly positive symptoms have more disturbed sleep-wake cycles measured by actigraphy

Afonso, P. , Afonso, P.. (2011). Schizophrenia patients with predominantly positive symptoms have more disturbed sleep-wake cycles measured by actigraphy. Psychiatry Research
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Schizophrenia presenting with Koro-like symptoms

Afonso, P. , Afonso, P.. (2013). Schizophrenia presenting with Koro-like symptoms. Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
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Sleep disturbances in anorexia nervosa

Afonso, P. (2016). Sleep disturbances in anorexia nervosa. Advances in Eating Disorders
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Sleep Disturbances in Anorexia Nervosa: How Can They Be Explained?

Afonso, P. (2019). Sleep Disturbances in Anorexia Nervosa: How Can They Be Explained?. Sleep and Hypnosis
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Sleep disturbances in in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder

Afonso, P. (2017). Sleep disturbances in in Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder. Revista Portuguesa de Psiquiatria e Saúde Mental
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Sleep disturbances in schizophrenia | Alterações do sono na esquizofrenia

Afonso, P. , Afonso, P.. (2011). Sleep disturbances in schizophrenia | Alterações do sono na esquizofrenia. Acta Medica Portuguesa
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Sleep-promoting action of the endogenous melatonin in schizophrenia compared to healthy controls

Afonso, P. , Afonso, P.. (2011). Sleep-promoting action of the endogenous melatonin in schizophrenia compared to healthy controls. International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
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Sleep-wake patterns in schizophrenia patients compared to healthy controls.

Afonso, P. , Afonso P. (2013). Sleep-wake patterns in schizophrenia patients compared to healthy controls..
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Sleep–wake patterns in schizophrenia patients compared to healthy controls

Afonso, P. (2014). Sleep–wake patterns in schizophrenia patients compared to healthy controls. The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
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Teleworking: What Are the Mental Health Consequences?

Afonso, P. (2021). Teleworking: What Are the Mental Health Consequences?. Acta Médica Portuguesa
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The Impact of Shiftwok on Sleep and Mental Health.

Afonso, P. (2020). The Impact of Shiftwok on Sleep and Mental Health.. Revista Portuguesa de Psiquiatria e Saúde Mental
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The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health

Afonso, P. (2020). The Impact of the COVID-19 Pandemic on Mental Health. Acta Médica Portuguesa
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Treatment adherence and quality of sleep in schizophrenia outpatients.

Afonso, P. , Afonso P. (2014). Treatment adherence and quality of sleep in schizophrenia outpatients..
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[Sleep disturbances in schizophrenia].

Afonso, P. , Afonso P. (2011). [Sleep disturbances in schizophrenia]..
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[Work-Family Conflict in the Medical Profession].

Afonso, P. , Afonso P. (2018). [Work-Family Conflict in the Medical Profession].. Acta medica portuguesa