Julius Burkauskas is a clinical psychologist and psychotherapist (Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, CBT). Trained in basic psychology at the University of Vilnius, Lithuania, he received his M.Sc in Clinical Psychology in 2011 at the University of Leiden, The Netherlands. He defended his doctoral thesis in January 2018 at the Lithuanian University of Health Sciences, where he currently works as a research assistant. During his PhD years Julius benefited from quality training at the national and international level, including internships at Harvard (USA) and Hertfordshire (UK) universities. His current research mainly focuses on examining effects of mental distress, fatigue, endocrine and inflammatory factors on cognitive functioning in patients with anxiety and mood disorders.