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Prof. Philippe Courtet

Philippe Courtet psychiatrist Controversias Psiquiatry Barcelona
Université de Montpellier, France
Talk Treatment of self-violence
Date Saturday, May 16th, 2020
Time 10:00 to 10:45
Round Table The management of violence/aggression


Philippe Courtet is Professor of psychiatry at the University of Montpellier, and Head of the Department of Emergency & acute care Psychiatry at the Academic Hospital, Montpellier, France. He leads the Chair of excellence in prevention of suicide of the Fondation Fondamental. He leads a research group "vulnerability of suicidal behaviour" in the INSERM. His areas of interest involve vulnerability to suicidal behaviour in patients with mood disorder, focusing on brain imaging and social pain. He is now implementing projects using web-based tools for assessing and managing suicidal patients.

Professor Courtet is chairman of the task force "suicide" of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry, past-President of the French Association of Biological Psychiatry and Neuropsychopharmacology, member of the European Psychiatric Association and the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology.

He has published 299 articles in peer-reviewed journals, numerous book chapters and edited three books on suicidal behaviour.