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March 2012
Swedish Psychiatric Association

Full house at the Psychiatric Session of the Swedish Annual General Meeting for Medical Doctors

The Swedish Psychiatric Association's (SPF) participation in the Swedish Annual General Meeting for Medical Doctors on 30 November-2 December 2011 with distinguished international and Swedish lecturers was a success. The great hall at the Stockholm International Fairs was packed at the psychiatric section of the program in the afternoon of 1 December.

The session was introduced by David Nutt, the past president of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He described the rapid developments in the pharmacological treatment of anxiety and depression. David Nutt was followed by Predrag Petrovic holding a fascinating lecture on the neuroscientific background and the clinical consequences of placebo. Terence Ketter, Director of the Stanford Bipolar Disorders Clinic and author of the recently published "Diagnosis and Treatment of Bipolar Disorders" held a topical lecture on what we really know about different therapies’ efficacy in bipolar disorder. Susanne Bejerot moderated a symposium on news in the treatment of ADHD and autism spectrum condition together with Eleonore Rydén and Bo Strömblad which aroused great interest. The afternoon ended with a fascinating review of news in the field of schizophrenia by Lars Farde. Several other interesting general symposia with psychiatric themes were also held during the General Meeting, e.g., a symposium on patient safety and suicide with Erik Hollnagel, professor of industrial safety at the Ecole des Mines de Paris.

Lise-Lotte Bergerlind, President

Simon Kyaga, Secretary, Annual General Meeting for Medical Doctors

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The Psychiatric Session of the Swedish Annual General Meeting for Medical Doctors.

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