Triple i 2014: Zoltan Rihmer

Lecturer at the conference

Triple i – intuition, imagination and innovation, is an international annual conference organised by the UP IAM Slovene Centre for Suicide Research. Distinguished experts in the field of suicidology are invited to the conference to speak about research, interventions and postvention after suicide. Relaxed environment and concurrent topics create a platform for the participants to connect, which is a starting point for progress in the field.

One of the speakers at the Triple i 2014 was Prof. Zoltan Rihmer.

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Prof. Zoltan Rihmer (Department of Clinical and Theoretical Mental Health and Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Budapest) is a clinical psychiatrist and active researcher of the role of mood disorders in suicide. His lecture will be on the role of affective temperaments and bipolarity in suicidal behavior of patients with major mood disorders.

Prof. Zoltan’s message to young researchers, professionals, students:

Suicidal behaviour is a really complex phenomenon. Although psycho-social and cultural factors play important role in suicidal behaviour, around 90 % of suicide victims have at least one (mostly untreated) major mental disorder (most frequently major depression). Suicidal patients are exclusively (almost in 100 %) referred to psychiatry. Nobody will recognize and treat mental disorders instead of psychiatrists. However, considering psycho-social and cultural factors (e.g. unemployment, religion, etc.) in prediction and prevention is also important.

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