Patrick D. McGorry is Professor of Youth Mental Health at the University of Melbourne and Director of Orygen Youth Health and Orygen Youth Health Research Centre in Victoria , Australia . Prof McGorry received his medical degree from the University of Sydney and his doctorate from Monash University in Victoria, Australia. He is a world-leading researcher in the area of early psychosis and youth mental health.
Prof McGorry’s work has played an integral role in the development of safe, effective treatments and innovative research involving the needs of young people with emerging mental disorders, notably psychotic and severe mood disorders. His work has influenced health policy in Australia and many other countries and he has advised governments and health departments in many jurisdictions.
Prof. McGorry has published over 300 papers and many book chapters, and has edited 6 books. He is a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the Australian Government Centenary Medal in 2003 and the Founders’ Medal of the Australian Society for Psychiatric Research in 2001. Prof McGorry serves as Editor-in-Chief of Early Intervention in Psychiatry and is Chair of the Clinical Committee for the National Youth Mental Health Foundation: headspace, and Treasurer of the International Early Psychosis Association.
As well as his contributions to the field of early psychosis and youth mental health, Professor McGorry has interests in refugee mental health, youth suicide, youth substance use and the treatment of emerging personality disorder. Patrick was named Australian of the Year 2010.
Professor Patrick McGorry is talking at the Creative Innovation Conference 2010 his topic was "Mental Health and Mental Wealth".
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