WFSBP TASK FORCES

A task force is a unit or formation established to work on a single defined task or activity. WFSBP Task Forces provide some of the most important scientific aspects of the WFSBP. Each Task Force is represented in the list below and includes its members and scientific inputs. 

Should you be interested in becoming involved in the WFSBP and particularly a certain Task Force, please contact us directly by emailing info@wfsbp.org.  

Addiction Disorders (Guidelines)

Chair: Potenza, Marc (USA)
Co-Chair: Berglund, Mats (Sweden)
Secretary: Soyka, Michael (Germany)

Members:

Belfort, Edgard (Venezuela)
Benyamina, Amine (France)
Beyazyürek, Mansur (Turkey)
Choi, Ihn-Geun (Korea)
Dilbaz, Nesrin (Turkey)
Frey, Richard (Austria)
Garcia, Frederico Duarte (Brazil)
Gastpar, Markus (Germany)
Gorelick, David A. (USA)
Heinze, Gerardo M. (Mexico)
Hesselbrock, Victor (USA)
Johnson, Bankole A. (USA)
Kosten, Thomas (USA)
Krystal, John (USA)
Lehert, Phillipe (Belgium)
Lejoyeux, Michel (France)
Ling, Walter (USA)
Mendoza, Carlos (Peru)
Musalek, Michael (Austria)
Saito, Toshikazu (Japan)
Srisurapanont, Manit (Thailand)
Thibaut, Florence (France)
Ujike, Hiroshi (Japan)
Wittchen, Hans-Ulrich (Germany)

Description of goals and objectives:

  • To develop position papers that set the direction for the field of addiction disorders
  • To publish papers summarizing biological research on addiction disorders to advance the filed
  • To publish guidelines for treatment of various types of addiction disorders
  • To provide a report to the WFSBP executive every 2 years on the activities of the group

WFSBP Treatment Guidelines and Consensus Papers

Biological Markers (Consensus Paper)

Chair: Kennedy, Sidney (Canada)

Co-Chair: Lewczuk, Piotr (Germany) 
Secretary: Youdim, Moussa B. H. (Israel)

Members:
Andreazza, Ana (Canada)
Baune, Bernhard (Australia)
Berk, Michael (Australia)
Fernandes, Brisa (Australia)
Gallo, Carla (Peru)
Gerlach, Manfred (Germany)
Hiemke, Christoph (Germany)
Jarema, Marek (Poland)
Kapogiannis, Dimitrios, USA
Kim, Yong-Ku (Korea)
Lopez Mato, Andrea (Argentina)
Riederer, Peter (Germany)
Saoud, Mohamed (France)
Schalling, Martin (Sweden)
Thibaut, Florence (France)
Uzbekov, Marat Galievich (Russia)
Yatham, Lakshmi (Canada)

Description of goals and objectives:

  • To publish consensus papers on "Dementias"  and  "Schizophrenia"
  • To publish consensus paper on anxiety related biomarkers
  • To publish papers on biomarkers in other major psychiatric disorders
  • To provide a report to the WFSBP executive every 2 years on the activities of the group

WFSBP Treatment Guidelines and Consensus Papers

 

Bipolar Affective Disorders (Guidelines)

Chair: Kasper, Siegfried (Austria)

Co-Chairs: Goodwin, Guy M. (UK), Bowden, Charles L. (USA)
Secretary: Grunze, Heinz (UK)

Members:
Ayuso-Gutierrez, José Luis (Spain)
Azorin, Jean-Michel (France)
Bauer, Michael (Germany)
Bech, Per (Denmark)
Berk, Michael (Australia)
Bitter, Istvan (Hungary)
Calabrese, Joseph R. (USA)
Cassano, Giovanni (Italy)
Cetkovich-Bakmas, Marcelo (Argentina)
Cookson, John Charles (UK)
Ferrier, Nicol I. (UK)
Figueira, Maria Luisa (Portugal)
Gattaz, Wagner F. (Brazil)
Hasler, Gregor (Switzerland)
Heinze, Gerardo (Mexico)
Henry, Chantal (France)
Higuchi, Teruhiko (Japan)
Hirschfeld, Robert (USA)
Höschl, Cyril (Czech Republic)
Holsboer-Trachsler, Edith (Switzerland)
Jamison, Kay Redfield (USA)
Kapczinski, Flavio (Canada)
Katona, Cornelius (UK)
Keller, Martin (USA)
Kessing, Lars Vedel (Denmark)
Kostukova, E. (Russia)
Kruger, Hever (Peru)
Kulhara, Parmanand (India)
Larach, Veronica (Chile)
Licht, Rasmus W. (Denmark)
Lingjaerde, Odd (Norway)
Lublin, Henrik (Denmark)
Maj, Mario (Italy)
Mendlewicz, Julien (Belgium)
Miranda Camacho, Roberto (Mexico)
Mitchell, Philip (Australia)
Möller, Hans-Jürgen (Germany)
Mosolov, Sergey (Russia)
Montgomery, Stuart A. (UK)
Nemeroff, Charles B. (USA)
Nolen, Wilhelm (Netherlands)
Oral, Timucin (Turkey)
Post, Robert M. (USA)
Puzynski, Stanislaw (Poland)
Rihmer, Zoltan (Hungary)
Rybakowski, Janusz K. (Poland)
Vahip, Simavi (Turkey)
Vestergaard, Per (Denmark)
Vieta, Eduard (Spain)
Whybrow, Peter C. (USA)
Yamada, Kazuo (Japan)
Yatham, Lakshmi (Canada)

Description of goals and objectives:

  • To enhance recognition of bipolar disorder and the different treatment stages among professionals through continuing medical education and presentations at conferences
  • To guide clinicians to best practice through publication and implementation of evidence based treatment guidelines for bipolar disorder
  • To publish papers on biological aspects of bipolar disorder in order to advance the field
  • To provide a report to the WFSBP executive every 2 years on the activities of the group

WFSBP Treatment Guidelines and Consensus Papers

Brain Pathology

Chair: Schmitt, Andrea (Germany)

Co-Chair:  Dean, Brian (Australia)
Secretary: Dwork, Andrew (USA)

Members:
Bahn, Sabine (UK)
Benes, Francine M. (USA)
Cotter, David (Ireland)
Falkai, Peter (Germany)
Honer, William (Canada)
Ikemoto, Keiko (Japan)
Kleinman, Joel (USA)
Martins-de-Souza, Daniel (Brazil)
Meador-Woodruff, James (USA)
Selemon, Lynn D. (USA)
Steiner, Johann (Germany)
Turecki, Gustavo (Canada)
Uranova, Natalya A. (Russia)

Description of goals and objectives:

  • To publish a review paper on psychiatric brain banks
  • To establish standards for psychiatric brain banks including addressing related ethical issues
  • To publish position papers on how post-mortem brain bank work could advance our understanding of various psychiatric disorders
  • To provide a report to the WFSBP executive every 2 years on the activities of the group
  • To perform a meta-analysis on post-mortem findings in schizophrenia

WFSBP Treatment Guidelines and Consensus Papers

Brain Stimulation (Guidelines)

Chairs: Schläpfer, Thomas (Germany), Fitzgerald, Paul (Australia)

Co-Chair: George, Marc (USA)
Secretary: Padberg, Frank (Germany)

Members:
Andrade, Chittaranjan (India)
Conca, Andreas (Austria)
da Costa, Delcir (Brazil)
Eschweiler, Gerhard (Germany)
Fink, Max (USA)
Gabriels, Loes (Belgium)
Geretsegger, Christian (Austria)
Greenberg, Benjamin (USA)
Holtzheimer, Paul (USA)
Jasulaitis, Mindaugas (Lithuania)
Krystal, Andy (USA)
Levkovitz, Yechiel (Israel)
Lijtenstein, Daniel (Uruguay)
Lisanby, Sarah H. (USA)
Mallet, Luc (France)
Mitchell, Philip (Australia)
Motohashi, Nobutaka (Japan)
Naderi-Heiden, Angela (Austria)
Otegui, Jose (Uruguay)
Poulet, Emmanuel (France)
Relvas, Joao  (Portugal)
Sackeim, Harold (USA)
Tsukarzi, Eduard (Russia)
Zervas, Ioannis (Greece)

Description of goals and objectives:

  • To update the previous publication of WFSBP guidelines on brain stimulation therapies in Psychiatry
  • To publish papers on biological aspects of brain stimulation therapies
  • To promote evidence based use of brain stimulation therapies through CME
  • To publish standards for brain stimulation therapy use
  • To provide a report to the WFSBP executive every 2 years on the activities of the group

WFSBP Treatment Guidelines and Consensus Papers

Child and Youth Psychiatry

Chair: Ratheesh, Aswin (Australia)

Members:
Birmaher, Boris (USA)
Cohen, David (France)
Davey, Christopher (Australia)
DelBello, Melissa (USA)
Dubicka, Bernadka (UK)
Hetrick, Sarah (New Zealand)
Jauhar, Sameer (UK)
Koren, Evgeny (Russia)
Stringaris, Argyris (USA)
Wilkinson, Paul (UK)

Description of goals and objectives:

  • To identify knowledge gaps and publish position papers to advance classification and diagnosis of child psychiatric disorders
  • To address continuity issues between child psychiatric and youth psychiatric disorders
  • To publish treatment guidelines for various child psychiatric disorders
  • To publish reviews on biological aspects of child psychiatric disorders
  • To provide a report to the WFSBP executive every 2 years on the activities of the group

WFSBP Treatment Guidelines and Consensus Papers

Collaborative Mental Health Care

Chair: Kates, Nick (Canada)

Members:
Arroll, Bruce (New Zealand)
Gask, Linda (UK)
Hanlon, Charlotte (Ethiopia)
Ivbijaro, Gabby (UK)
Lemire, Francine (Canada)
Meadows, Graham (Australia)
Rukundo, Godfrey (Uganda)
Sunderji, Nadia (Canada)
Torleif, Ruud (Norway)
Williams, Mark (USA)

Description of goals and objectives:

  • To develop a report that will provide guidelines for improving care for individuals with mental disorders being seen in primary care by:
    a. increasing the capacity and expertise of primary care to identify and manage these problems
    b. improving relationships between primary care and mental health care providers to support family physicians and general practitioners in this role
  • To review documents from other jurisdictions that have addressed this issue and to learn from and build upon their recommendations and experience.
  • To review the current literature on best practices in managing mental disorders in primary care and collaboration between primary care and mental health care providers and determine its  applicability for this project.
  • To identify specific resources which could be of value to practitioners in any country or community.
  • To circulate draft documents broadly for review before the document is presented to the WFBSP.
  • To present a final document to the WFBSP and assist in its dissemination

WFSBP Treatment Guidelines and Consensus Papers

Dementia (Guidelines)

Chair: NN

Co-Chairs: Burns, Alistair (UK), Schneider, Lon (USA)
Secretary: Frölich, Lutz (Germany),  Ihl, Ralf (Germany)

Members:
Benoit, Michel (France)
Blesa, Rafael (Spain)
Brodaty, Henry (Australia)
Colimon, Nancy (Agentina)
Dagrell, Istwan (Hungary)
DeKosky, Steve (USA)
Eker, Engin (Turkey)
Endo, Hidetoshi (Japan)
Erkinjuntti, Timo (Finland)
Förstl, Hans (Germany)
Frisoni, Giovanni (Italy)
Gauthier, Serge (Canada)
Giacobini, Ezio (Switzerland)
Gomez-Isla, Teresa (Spain)
Gottfries, Carl-Gerhard (Sweden)
Grundman, Michael (USA)
Han, Changsu (Korea)
Hock, Christoph (Switzerland)
Kulaksizoglu, Isin Baral (Turkey)
Marksteiner, Josef (Austria)
Masters, Colin (Australia)
McKeith, Ian (UK)
Olofsdottir, Maria (Iceland)
Rainer, Michael (Austria)
Reisberg, Barry (USA)
Riederer, Peter (Germany)
Rossor, Martin (UK)
Saletu, Bernd (Austria)
Salmon, Eric (Belgium)
Sunderland, Trey (USA)
Takeda, Masatoshi (Japan)
Taneli, Bilgen (Turkey)
Vellas, Bruno (France)
Verhey, Frans (Netherlands)
Waldemar, Gunhild (Denmark)
Whitehouse, Peter (USA)

Description of goals and objectives:

  • To develop diagnostic guidelines for Neurocognitive disorders
  • To publish position papers on methodology for investigating new drugs for various neurocognitive disorders
  • To develop treatment guidelines for neurocognitive disorders
  • To review advances in neurobiological aspects of dementia and set new directions for research in order to advance the field
  • To provide a report to the WFSBP executive every 2 years on the activities of the group

WFSBP Treatment Guidelines and Consensus Papers

Eating Disorders (Guidelines)
Chairs: Treasure, Janet (UK)

Co-Chair: Himmerich, Hubertus (UK), Karwautz, Andreas (Austria), Kasper, Siegfried (Austria)

Secretary: Conti, Chiara (Italy)

Members:
Bailer, Ursula (Austria)
Bulik, Cynthia (USA)
De Zwaan, Martina (Germany)
Favaro, Angela (Italy)
Fernandez Aranda, Fernando (Spain)
Fetissov, Serguei (France)
Hilbert, Anja (Germany)
Hoek, Hans (Netherlands)
Kan, Carol (Hong Kong/UK)
Karpenko, Olga (Russia)
Kaye, Walter H. (USA)
Lewis, Yael D. (Israel)
McElroy, Susan L. (USA)
Mitchell, James (USA)
Monteleone, Palmiero (Italy)
Mörkl, Sabrina (Austria)
Müller, Daniel J. (Canada)
Mutwalli, Hiba Samir A. (Saudi Arabia)
Nazar, Bruno P. (Brazil)
Papezova, H. (Czech Republic)
Sjögren, Jan M. (Denmark)
Steiger, Howard (Canada)
Stein, Daniel (Israel)
Szabo, Christopher P. (South Africa)
Tyszkiewicz-Nwafor, Marta (Poland)
Voderholzer, Ulrich (Germany)
Uribe, Maria M. (Colombia)
Wade, Tracey (Australia)
Wranik, Wiesława D. (Canada)
Yoshiuchi, Kazuhiro (Japan)

Description of goals and objectives:

  • To write a position paper on biological aspects of eating disorders
  • To publish treatment guidelines on eating disorders
  • To provide a report to the WFSBP executive every 2 years on the activities of the group

WFSBP Treatment Guidelines and Consensus Papers

Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)

Chair: Petrides, Georgios (USA)

Co-Chair: Schlaepfer, Thomas (Germany)
Secretary: Baghai, Thomas (Germany)
Co-Secretary: Eser, Daniela (Germany)

Members:
Alpay, Nihat (Turkey)
Bajbouj, Malek (Germany)
Bolwig, Tom (Denmark)
Conca, Andreas (Austria)
Eschweiler, Gerhard W. (Germany)
Folkerts, Here (Germany)
Frey, Richard (Austria)
George, Mark (USA)
Kho, King Han (Netherlands)
Sartorius, Alexander (Germany)
Sinaert, Pascal (Belgium)
Szekely, David (France)
Trimble, Michael (UK)

WFSBP Treatment Guidelines and Consensus Papers

First Episode Psychosis

Chair: Stefanis, Nikos (Greece)

Co-Chair: Pantelis, Chris (Australia)
Secretary: Koutsouleris, Nikolaos (Germany)

Members:
Ebdrup, Bjørn (Denmark)
Soldatos, Rigas (Greece)
Tibbo, Phil (Canada)

Read the current paper:
Prediction of Early Symptom Remission in Two Independent Samples of First-Episode Psychosis Patients Using Machine Learning

Genetics

Chair: Rujescu, Dan (Germany)

Co-Chairs: Kennedy, Jim (Canada), Mendlewicz, Julien (Belgium)
Secretary: Cichon, Sven (Germany)

Members:   
Bellivier, Frank (France)
Claes, Stefan (Belgium)
Collier, David (UK)
Corrales, Alejo (Argentina)
Craddock, Nick (UK)
DeLisi, Lynn E. (USA)
Gallo, Carla (Peru)
Giegling, Ina (Germany)
Gill, Michael (Ireland)
Hosak, Ladislav (Czech Republic)
Kennedy, James L. (Canada)
Leboyer, Marion (France)
Maier, Wolfgang (Germany)
Marquez, Miguel (Argentina)
Massat, Isabelle (Belgium)
McGuffin, Peter (UK)   
McMahon, Francis J. (USA)
Mors, Ole (Denmark)
Mössner, Rainald (Germany)   
Muglia, Pierandrea (Italy)
Nöthen, Marcus (Germany)
O'Donovan, Michael (UK)
Ospina-Duque, Jorge (Colombia)
Owen, Mike (UK)
Propping, Peter (Germany)
Serretti, Alessando (Italy)
St. Clair, David (UK)
Stefansson, Hreinn (Iceland)
Thapar, Anita (UK)
Thibaut, Florence (France)
Yazici, Kemal (Turkey)
YongYong, Shi (China)

Description of goals and objectives:

  • To write reviews on advances in genetic research methodology
  • To publish review papers on genetic aspects of various psychiatric disorders
  • To promote development of genetic consortia around the world to facilitate genetic research
  • To provide a report to the WFSBP executive every 2 years on the activities of the group

Task Force Genetics Progress Report – August 2014

Input Scientific Program 10th Congress 2011

Input Scientific Program 9th Congress 2009

WFSBP Treatment Guidelines and Consensus Papers

Integrative and Complementary Medicine

Chair: Sarris, Jerome (Australia)

Co-Chairs: Berk, Michael (Australia), Ravindran, Arun (Canada)

Members:

Akhondzadeh, Shahin (Iran)
Amsterdam, Jay (USA)
Benedetti, Fabrizio (Italy)
Constanza, Caneo (Brazil)
Cramer, Holger (Germany)
Cribb, Lachlan (Australia)
de Manincor, Michael (Australia)
Dean, Olivia (Australia)
Deslandes, Andrea Camaz (Brazil)
Freeman, Marlene (USA)
Gangadhar, Bangalore (India)
Harvey, Brian (South Africa)
Kasper, Siegfried (Austria)
Lake, James (USA)
Lopresti, Adrian (Australia)
Lu, Lin (China)
Marx, Wolfgang (Australia)
McIntyre, Roger (Canada)
Metri, Najwa-Joelle (Australia)
Mischoulon, David (USA)
Ng, Chee (Australia)
Nishi, Daisuke (Japan)
Pilkington, Karen (UK)
Rahimi, Roja (Iran)
Rucklidge, Julia (New Zealand)
Seedat, Soraya (South Africa)
Sinclair, Justin (Australia)
Su, Kuan Pin (Taiwan)
Yatham, Lakshmi (Canada)
Zhang, Zhang-Jin (China)

Lifestyle-Based Mental Healthcare for Depression

Co-Chairs: O'Neil, Adrienne (Australia), Blumenthal, James (USA)

Secretary: Blencowe, Mark (Australia)

Lead Author: Marx, Wolfgang (Australia)

Members:
Demelash Desyibelew, Hanna (Etiopia)
Dinan, Ted (Ireland)
Ho, Fiona (Hongkong)
Lawn, Sharon (Australia)
Manger, Sam (Australia)
Ravindran, Arun (Canada)
Ruusunen, Anu (Finland)
Schuch, Felipe (Brazil)
Stubbs, Brendon (UK)

Description of goals and objectives:

  • To establish a multi-disciplinary, international consortium that generates, synthesizes and grades evidence in lifestyle-based mental health care
  • To write reviews and other relevant pieces that advances uptake, use and quality of lifestyle-based mental health care and related research
  • To publish papers and practice-salient tools to promote the use of lifestyle-based mental health care for various psychiatric disorders
Men's Mental Health

Chair: Sher, Leo (USA)

Co-Chairs: Rihmer, Zoltan (Hungary), Rice, Timothy R. (USA)

Members:
Arendt, Mikkel (Denmark)
Braquehais, M. Dolores (Spain)
De Leon, Jose (USA)
Flensborg-Madsen, Trine (Denmark)
Fushimi, Masahito (Japan)
Golier, Julia (USA)
Gonda, Xenia (Hungary)
Jokinen, Jussi (Sweden)
Lin, Shih-Ku (Taiwan)
Mann, J. John (USA)
Margoob, Mushtaq (India)
Merrick, Joav (Israel)
Mickuviene, Narseta (Lithuania)
Möller-Leimkühler, Anne-Maria (Germany)
Oquendo, Maria A. (USA)
Picouto, Maria Dolores (Spain)
Rutz, Wolfgang (Sweden)
Sevy, Serge (USA)

Description of goals and objectives:

  • To publish papers on male mental health issues
  • To promote research on male mental health issues through raising awareness amongst clinicians and researchers about this area
  • To provide a report to the WFSBP executive every 2 years on the activities of the group
Neuroimaging

Chair: Lanzenberger, Rupert (Austria)

Co-Chairs: Meyer-Lindenberg, Andreas (Germany), Seifritz, Erich (Switzerland), Suhara, Tetsuya (Japan)
Secretary: Vernaleken, Ingo (Germany)

Members:
Bahn, Sabine (UK)
Bertolino, Alessandro (Italy)
Braus, Dieter (Germany)
Caspi, Avshalom (UK)
Correa, Humberto (Brazil)
Fakra, Eric (France)
Farde, Lars (Sweden)
Gönül, Ali Saffet (Turkey)
Ham, Byung-Joo (Korea)
Hashimoto, Ryota (Japan)
Heinz, Andreas (Germany)
Hirayasu, Yoshio (Japan)
Holmes, Andrew (USA)
Ibanez, Vicente (Switzerland)
Knudsen, Gitte Moos (Denmark)
Laruelle, Marc (USA)
Lesch, Klaus-Peter (Germany)
Macciardi, Fabio (Italy)
Okubo, Yoshio (Japan)
Ozaki, Norio (Japan)
Pezawas, Lukas (Austria)
Potkin, Steven (USA)
Rujescu, Dan (Germany)
Tauscher, Johannes (USA)
Tost, Heike (Germany)
Weinberger, Daniel (USA)
Zhang, Dai (China)

Description of goals and objectives:

  • To review state of the art advances in neuroimaging methodology
  • Review papers on the use of imaging in advancing understanding of neurobiology of psychiatric disorders
  • Publish position papers on the potential utility of imaging in psychiatric diagnosis and monitoring of therapeutic effectiveness
  • To provide a report to the WFSBP executive every 2 years on the activities of the group

WFSBP Treatment Guidelines and Consensus Papers

Neuroprogression in Psychiatric Disorders

Chair: Halaris, Angelos (USA)

Co-Chair: Berk, Michael (Australia)
Secretary: Kapczinski, Flavio (Canada)

Members:
Addington, Jean (Canada)
Balanza-Martinez, Vicent (Spain)
Boldrini, Maura (USA)
Burdick, Katherine (USA)
Carvalho, Andre (Brazil)
de Azevedo Cardoso, Taiane (Canada)
Dikeos, Dimitris (Greece)
Gonda, Xenia (Hungary)
Haroon, Ebrahim (USA)
Houenou, Josselin (France)
Konstantinou, Gerasimos (Canada)
Magalhaes, Pedro (Brazil)
Meyer, Jeffrey (Canada)
Nierenberg, Andrew (USA)
Pandey, Ghanshyam (USA)
Pfaffenseller, Bianca (Canada)
Post, Robert (USA)
Rosa, Adriana (Brazil)
Shah, Jai (Canada)
Solmi, Marco (Italy)
Vieta, Eduard (Spain)
Wollenhaupt de Aguiar, Bianca (Canada)
Yatham, Lakshmi (Canada)
Zarate, Carlos (USA)

OCD and OCD Related Disorders

Chair: Zohar, Josef (Israel)

Co-Chairs: Hollander, Eric (USA)

Members:
Ayuso-Gutierrez, José (Spain)
Bronstein, Roberto (Argentina)
Dilbaz, Nesrin (Turkey)
Fineberg, Naomi (UK)
Karamustafalioglu, Oguz (Turkey)
Marazziti, Donatella (Italy)
Miguel, Euripedes C. (Brazil)
Oh, Kang Seob (Korea)

Description of goals and objectives:

  • To identify knowledge  gaps in the area of anxiety disorders and write position papers to move the field forward
  • To advance knowledge in biological aspects of anxiety disorders
  • To publish treatment guidelines on various anxiety disorders
  • To provide a report to the WFSBP executive every 2 years on the activities of the group

WFSBP Treatment Guidelines and Consensus Papers

Personality Disorders (Guidelines)

Chair: Kaess, Michael (Germany)

Secretary: Herpertz, Sabine (Germany)

Members:
Bateman, Anthony W. (UK)
Bohus, Martin (Germany)
Carrasco, Jose Luis (Spain)
Dailliet, Alexandre (Belgium)
Frankenburg, Frances (USA)
Hirashima, Natsuko (Japan)
Hollander, Eric (USA)
Koenigsberg, Harold W. (USA)
Lieb, Klaus (Germany)
Markovitz, Paul J. (USA)
New, Antonia (USA)
Paris, Joel (Canada)
Pascual, Juan Carlos (Spain)
Perez-Rodriguez, Mercedes (USA)
Schmahl,Christian (Germany)
Soler, Joaquím (Spain)
Stein, Dan (South Africa)

Description of goals and objectives:

  • Publishing position papers on diagnosis or classification of personality disorders or dimensional model
  • Treatment guidelines for personality disorders other than BPD
  • Review papers on neurobiological aspects of personality disorders

WFSBP Treatment Guidelines and Consensus Papers

Schizophrenia (Guidelines)

Chair: Keshavan, Matcheri (USA)

Co-Chairs: Glenthoj, Birte (Denmark), Tandon, Rajiv (USA)
Secretary: Falkai, Peter (Germany), Wobrock, Thomas (Germany)

Members:
Altamura, Carlo (Italy)
Andreasen, Nancy (USA)
Barnes, Thomas (UK)
Ceylan, M. Emin (Turkey)
Ciprian-Ollivier, Jorge (Argentina)
Crow, Timothy (UK)
D'Souza, Deepak (USA)
Danaci, Aysen Esen (Turkey)
David, Anthony (UK)
Davidson, Michael (Israel)
DeLisi, Lynn (USA)
Elkis, Helio (Brazil)
Farde, Lars (Sweden)
Gaebel, Wolfgang (Germany)
Gallhofer, Bernd (Germany)
Gerlach, Jes (Denmark)
Hasan, Alkomiet (Germany)
Hirsch, Steven Richard (UK)
Hojaij, Carlos Roberto (Australia)
Hwang, Michael (USA)
Hwu, Hai Gwo (Taiwan)
Jablensky, Assen (Australia)
Jarema, Marek (Poland)
Kane, John (USA)
Kojima, Takuja (Japan)
Larach Walters, Veronica (Chile)
LLorca, Pierre-Michel (France)
McGorry, Patrick (Australia)
Meltzer, Herbert (USA)
Möller, Hans-Jürgen (Germany)
Mosolov, Sergey (Russia)
Moussaoui, Driss (Marocco)
Olié, Jean-Pierre (France)
Ongur, Dost (USA)
Pacheco Palha, Antonio (Portugal)
Sarandöl, Asli (Turkey)
Sato, Mitsumoto (Japan)
Sauer, Heinrich (Germany)
Schooler, Nina (USA)
Taneli, Bilgen (Turkey)
Thibaut, Florence (France)
von Knorring, Lars (Schweden)
Weinberger, Daniel (USA)
Yamawaki, Shigeto (Japan)

Description of goals and objectives:

  • To identify knowledge gaps in schizophrenia and develop position papers to advance the field
  • To publish treatment guidelines for schizophrenia
  • To publish review papers on neurobiological aspects of schizophrenia
  • To provide a report to the WFSBP executive every 2 years on the activities of the group

WFSBP Treatment Guidelines and Consensus Papers

Sexual Disorders (Guidelines)

Chair: Thibaut, Florence (France)

Co-Chair: Goethals, Kris (Belgium)
Secretary: Briken, Peer (Germany)

Members:
Berlin, Fred (USA)
Bradford, John W. (Canada)
Cosyns, Paul (Belgium)
Graf, Marc (Switzerland)
Tkachenko, Andrey (Russia)

Goal:

  • To publish guidelines about sexual offenders

Objective:

  • To help physicians to take care of sex offenders using the most appropriate treatments available

WFSBP Treatment Guidelines and Consensus Papers

Sleep Disorders

Chair: Soldatos, Constantin R. (Greece)

Co-Chair: Dikeos, Dimitris (Greece)
Secretary: Wichniak, Adam (Poland)

Members:
Benedetti, Francesco (Italy)
Crönlein, Tatiana (Germany)
Eckert, Anne (Switzerland)
Hatzinger, Martin (Switzerland)
Koprivova, Jana (Czech Republic)
Ktonas, Periklis (USA)
Malik, Birenda N. (India)
Mikoteit, Thorsten (Switzerland)
Ntafouli, Maria (Greece)
Ohta, Tatsuro (Japan)
Özgen, Fuat (Turkey)
Riemann, Dieter (Germany)
Spiegelhalder, Kai (Germany)
Varoneckas, Giedrius (Lithuania)  

Goals:

  • Elucidating the etiology and pathogenesis of insomnia and other sleep disorders, particularly in relation to psychopathology.
  • Determining sleep-wakefulness patterns and their aberrations in various psychiatric disorders and neurologic diseases.
  • Optimizing the management (diagnosis, treatment and prevention) of sleep - wakefulness disorders.

Deliverables:

  • Consensus statements on: (a) the contribution of psychopathology to the occurrence of insomnia and other sleep disorders; (b)the sleep-wakefulness patterns in various psychiatric disorders and neurologic diseases
  • Treatment guidelines in the context of the comprehensive management of insomnia and other sleep-wakefulness disorders.

WFSBP Treatment Guidelines and Consensus Papers

Suicide: Biological Markers

Chair: Courtet, Philippe (France)

Co-Chairs: Baca Garcia, Enrique (Spain), Sarchiapone, Marco (Italy)
Secretary: Saiz, Pilar (Spain)

Members:  
Barrigon Estevez, Maria Luisa (Spain)
Ben Hadj Ali, Béchir (Tunisia)
Biter, Itsvan (Hungary)
Blasco, Hilario (Spain)
Carli, Vladimir (Sweden)
Correa, Humberto (Brazil)
Cosman, Doina (Romania)
Guillaume, Sébastien (France)
Mendonça Coêlho, Bruno (Brazil)
Mosolov, Sergey (Russia)
Perroud, Nader (Switzerland)
Rihmer, Zoltan (Hungary)
Tsai (Taiwan)
Tsukarzi, Eduard (Russia)
Vaiva, Guillaume (France)

Description of goals and objectives:

  • Publication of the consensus paper on biological markers on suicidal behaviour
  • To facilitate the establishment of an international research network on suicidal behaviour (WORECA).
  • Preparation of a paper on suicide risk in mood disorders in collaboration with the Task Force for Mood Disorders
  • Conduct workshops on suicidal behaviour at WFSBP conferences and in emerging countries
  • To provide a report to the WFSBP executive every 2 years on the activities of the group

WFSBP Treatment Guidelines and Consensus Papers

Tools for Optimizing Pharmacotherapy in Psychiatry

Chair: Gründer, Gerhard (Germany)

Co-Chair: Hiemke, Christoph (Germany)

Members:  
Ansermot, Nicolas (Switzerland)
Baumann, Pierre (Switzerland)
Conca, Andres (Italy)
Corruble, Emmanuelle (France)
Crettol, Séverine (Switzerland)
Dahl, Marja-Liisa (Sweden)
deLeon, José (USA)
Eap, Chin B. (Switzerland)
Greiner, Christine (Germany)
Howes, Oliver (UK)
Kim, Euitae (South Korea)
Lanzenberger, Rupert (Austria)
Meyer, Jeffrey (Canada)
Mössner, Rainald (Germany)
Mülder, Hans (The Netherlands)
Müller, Daniel (Canada)
Reis, Margareta (Sweden)
Riederer, Peter (Germany)
Ruhe, Eric (The Netherlands)
Spigset, Olaf (Norway)
Spina, Edoardo (Italy)
Stegmann, Benedikt (Germany)
Steimer, Werner (Germany)
Stingl, Julia (Germany)
Suzen, Sibel (Turkey)
Uchida, Hiroyuki (Japan)
Unterecker, Stefan (Germany)

WFSBP Treatment Guidelines and Consensus Papers

Unipolar Depressive Disorders (Guidelines)

Chair: Bauer, Michael (Germany)

Co-Chair: Young, Allan (UK)
Secretary: Pfennig, Andrea (Germany)

Members
Adli, Mazda (Germany)
Akkaya, Cengiz (Turkey)
Anderson, Ian (UK)
Ayuso Gutierrez, Jose Luis (Spain)
Baldwin, David (UK)
Berk, Michael (Australia)
Bitter, Istvan (Hungary)
Bschor, Tom (Germany)
Cetkovich-Bakmas, Marcelo (Argentina)
Cipriani, Andrea (UK/Italy)
Cleare, Anthony (UK)
Demyttenaere, Koen (Belgium)
Dinan, Ted (Ireland)
Dodd, Seetal (Australia)
Fagiolini, Andrea (Italy)
Geddes, John (UK)
Grunze, Heinz (UK)
Haffen, Emmanuel (France)
Hasler, Gregor (Switzerland)
Hatzinger, Martin (Switzerland)
Higuchi, Teruhiko (Japan)
Holsboer-Trachsler, Edith (Switzerland)
Ising, Marcus (Germany)
Kang, Rhee-Hun (Korea)
Kasper, Siegfried (Austria)
Kennedy, Sidney (Canada)
Kessing, Lars Vedel (Denmark)
Kostyukova, Elena (Russia)
Kulhara, Parmanand  (United Arab Emirates)
Lam, Raymond (Canada)
Lee, Min-Soo (Korea)
Licht, Rasmus W. (Denmark)
Liu, Chia-Yih (Taiwan)
Mitchell, Philip (Australia)
Möller, Hans-Jürgen (Germany)
Mosolov, Sergey (Russia)
Müller, Daniel J. (Canada)
Nolen, Willem A. (The Netherlands)
Paik, Jong-Woo (Korea)
Park, Seon-Cheol (Korea)
Ritter, Philipp (Germany)
Rush, A. John (USA)
Rybakowski, Janusz K. (Poland)
Seifritz, Erich (Switzerland)
Serretti, Alessandro (Italy)
Severus , Emanuel (Germany)
Thase, Michael (USA)
Unützer, Jürgen (USA)
Vieta, Eduard (Spain)
Yamada, Kazuo (Japan)
Whybrow, Peter (USA)

Description of goals and objectives

  • Prepare updates on acute and continuation treatment and maintenance treatment for publication in 2022 and 2023, respectively
  • To publish reviews on biological aspects of major depressive disorders
  • Present guidelines in meetings of the WFSBP
  • To provide a report to the WFSBP executive every 2 years on the activities of the group
Women's Mental Health

Chair: Thibaut, Florence (France)

Co-chair: Labad, Javier (Spain)
Secretary: Galbally, Megan (Australia)

Members:    

Dazzan, Paola (UK)
Gressier, Florence (France)
Sutter, Anne Laure (France)
Kulkarni, Jayashri (Australia)
Chandra, Jayashri (India)
Rodie, Judith Usall (Spain)
Rondon, Marta (Peru)
Potenza, Marc (USA)
Zervas, Innis (Greece)

Goals and Objectives

  • To promote dissemination of knowledge and research in regard to women’s mental health and reproductive psychiatry issues
  • To review existing guidelines on psychiatric treatments during pregnancy and the postpartum period
  • To produce a consensus paper on clinical principles of psychiatric care during pregnancy, delivery and  the postpartum
  • To publish papers within the broader scope of women’s mental health issues (such as peri/menopause, infertility and IVF, etc.)
  • To provide, periodically, progress reports to the WFSBP executive on the activities of the group.