Addictive Behaviours

Section Board

Geert DOM, Chair

Falk KIEFER, Co-Chair

Arnt SCHELLEKENS, Secretary

Aims & Objectives

Section's objectives

  1. To raise awareness about the relevance of substance misuse issues for other Sections of the European Psychiatric Association
  2. To enhance understanding of the mechanisms underlying addictive behaviour
  3. To understand the social context of the development of addictive behaviour with particular attention to ’special’ groups including women, older people, ethnic minorities
  4. To improve psychological and pharmacological treatment interventions for addicted individuals
  5. To develop appropriate delivery of interventions within a service framework
  6. To assess specific needs of migrants with addictive disorders and to provide skills in transcultural assessment and intercultural therapy of addictive disorders
  7. To develop and deliver training courses for undergraduate, postgraduate and continuing professional development
  8. To compare and contrast clinical service, training, research and policy across Europe
  9. To develop a network of practitioners and scientists for exchange of ideas, policy development and for the evolution of research
  10. To advocate for patients with addiction problems

Activities

Meetings/events

EPA meeting 2017 Florence

Description:Symposium: Gaming, Gambling, Behavioural Addictions: Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment (Falk Kiefer and Geert Dom)

Venue: florence


Date: 01/03/2017


EPA meeting 2017 Florence

Description:-Symposium: Tobacco Dependence and Smoking Cessation in People with Mental Illness (M. Wojnar)

Venue: florence


Date: 01/03/2017


EPA Florence 2017

Description:

Staging of Psychiatric Disorders: Integrating Neurobiological Findings (Arnt Schellekens, Albert Batalla)

 


Venue: EPA conference


Date: 01/03/2017


EPA Florence 2017

Description:

Shared symposium with the section of Neurodevelopmental Disorders, regarding ADHD and Substance Abuse (Toni Ramos and Frieda Mathijs)                                                              


Venue: EPA Florence


Date: 01/03/2017


EPA Florence 2017

Description:

Workshop: Mental Health Impact of SUDS on Neurodevelopmental Mental Disorders -Symposium: Impulsivity, Compulsivity, and Behavioral Addictions                                       

 


Venue: EPA Florence


Date: 01/03/2017


EPA Florence 2017

Description:

EPA/CME Course: Motivational Interviewing in Addiction: How Can We Help Patients Change Behaviour and Habits? (Lieve De Backer and Ellis Baron)         

 


Venue: EPA Florence


Date: 01/03/2017


Publications

Technology-based interventions for substance use disorders

Journal

European Addiction Research, 2017 Aug 12;23(4):177-181


Authors

G.L. Quaglio, A.F.A. Schellekens, H. Brand, T. Karapiperis, D. Nutt, E. Hoch, G. Esposito, M. Blankers


Acknowledged as official Section publication? Yes


Behavioural Addictions: Classification and Consequences

Journal

European Psychiatry, 2017 Apr 28;44:187-188


Authors

K. Mann, F. Kiefer, A.F.A. Schellekens, G. Dom


Acknowledged as official Section publication? Yes


Presentations at non-section events

Section meeting

Acknowledged as official Section presentation? Yes


Other Section activities

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