Philippe Courtet is Professor of psychiatry at the University of Montpellier, and Head of the Department of Emergencic Psychiatry at the Academic Hospital, Montpellier. He obtained his PhD in neurosciences and a Master degree in “genetic of suicidal behavior”.
Professor Courtet’s areas of interest and expertise involve vulnerability to suicidal behaviour, genetics and brain imaging of suicidal behaviours, bipolar disorders and eating disorders.
Professor Courtet is a member of the European Psychiatric Association, the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, chairman of the task force “suicide” of the World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry and of the Association Française de Psychiatrie Biologique et Neuropsychopharmacologie.
He has published several articles, abstracts, reviews, and book chapters in several
Peer-reviewed journals, including Archives of General Psychiatry, American Journal of Psychiatry, Molecular Psychiatry, Psychiatric Genetics, Biological Psychiatry, Brain Behavior. He is author of 7 book chapters and editor of the book “Suicides et tentatives de suicide”, Flammarion, 2009.