Emotion and psychiatry: Neuroscience, history and culture

Tuesday 14 May 2013

Venue: Royal Society Of Medicine, 1 Wimpole Street, LONDON, W1G 0AE

This meeting is fully booked.

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Supported by a European Research Council Advanced Investigator Grant on "Emotions" at the University of Oxford and by the Hellenic Psychiatric Association UK Division

Conference Organisers:
Professor Angelos Chaniotis, Oxford University and Institute of Advanced Study Princeton
Professor George Ikkos, RSM Psychiatry Section
Dr Christos Sideras, Hellenic Psychiatric Association UK Division

Emotions are crucial to human values and our sense of justice and wellbeing and play a central part in health (including mental health and disease). They are of central interest to varied academic and clinical disciplines in the humanities, neuroscience and psychiatry.

This interdisciplinary conference will be of interest to a wide range of researchers (in both neuroscience and the humanities) and psychiatrists, mental health professionals and other clinicians and will bring together distinguished international experts to address a number of questions including:

1) How do we explain emotion and mental illness from different perspectives?

2) How do we study these phenomena though complementary academic and clinical disciplines?

3) How are emotion and mental illness represented in text, image, sound, or through scientific methods?

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8.45 am

Registration, tea and coffee

9.15 am

Professor George Ikkos, President, RSM Psychiatry Section

Session I: How do we attempt to interpret emotion and mental disorder?
Chair: Dr Anthony Fry, RSM Psychiatry Section

9.30 am

Evolution and the prevalence of negative emotions
Professor Randolph Nesse, Professor of Psychiatry and Professor of Psychology, University of Michigan

9.55 am

Melancholy in ancient medicine
Dr George Kazantzidis, Junior Researcher, Faculty of Classics, Oxford University

10.20 am

Varieties of depression and their treatment in the 21st Century
Dr Daniel McQueen, Consultant Psychiatrist, Cygnet Hospital, Ealing

10.45 am

Discussion of session I
Discussion of session I
Discussant: Dr Petros Lekkos, Consultant Psychiatrist, Camden and Islington NHS Foundation Trust

11.10 am

Tea and coffee

Session II: How do we approach emotion and mental disorder?
Chair: Dr Rhodri Hayward, Senior Lecturer in History of Medicine, Queen Mary University of London

11.35 am

Emotion and madness as a historical problem
Professor Angelos Chaniotis, Professor of Ancient History Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

12.00 pm

Fear and anxiety in early modern and modern history
Dr Andreas Bähr, Lecturer in Modern History, Free University, Berlin

12.25 pm

Neuropsychoanalysis: The dynamic brain and the embodied nature of emotion
Dr Aikaterini Fotopoulou, Senior Lecturer, CEHP Research Department, Division of Psychology and Language Sciences, University College London

12.50 pm


1.55 pm

Neural correlates of emotional processing in psychiatric disorders
Professor Sophia Frangou, Professor of Psychiatry, Ichan School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, USA

2.20 pm

Discussion of session II
Discussant: Dr Eleni Palazidou, Consultant Psychiatry, East London Foundation Trust

Section III: How do we represent emotion and mental disorder
Chair: Professor Femi Oyebode, Professor of Psychiatry, University of Birmingham

2.45 pm

Emotion, the brain and the soul
Professor Michael Trimble, Emeritus Professor of Behavioural Neurology, Institute of Neurology, University College London

3.10 pm

Madness in the visual arts from Antiquity to the Baroque
Dr Ioannis Mylonopoulos, Ass. Professor of Art History, Columbia University

3.35 pm

Tea and coffee

4.00 pm

Madness of tragedy
Professor Glenn Most, Professor of Greek Philology, Scuola Normale Superiore di Pisa

4.25 pm

Discussion of session III
Discussant: Dr Nikos Christodoulou, Clinical Lecturer in Psychiatry, University of Nottingham

4.50 pm

Closing remarks
Professor Angelos Chaniotis, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton

5.00 pm

Close of meeting followed by the AGM of the Psychiatry Section

7.00 pm

Drinks reception in the Atrium

7.30 pm

Annual dinner of the Psychiatry Section in the ENT Room

After dinner speaker
Sir Richard Thompson, President, Royal College of Physicians

Meeting ref: PYD05

CPD: 6 credits

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