Dr Giuseppe Tavormina (born in 1963), M.D. (graduated at the University of Palermo in the year 1989), is a Psychiatrist since 1998 and works exclusively in Private Practice as a clinician (Medical Order of Brescia, Italy). He also worked in a Mental Health Institute for more then five years (from Oct 1992 to May 1998); before the hospital career, he worked for two years as Penitentiary Phisician. In the month of June 2000 he co-founded a no-profit Scientific Association of which he is the President (“Psychiatric Studies Centre”, or “Cen.Stu.Psi.” – www.censtupsi.org), that has its first purpose in encouraging and stimulating the scientific, clinical and diagnostic research while carefully gathering current studies of all psychiatric subject matters.
He has been, in the years 2006-2007, a Founding Member (and actually the General Secretary of both) of two NGO associations, the “European Depression Association” (“EDA”, headquartered in Brussels, Belgium), and “EDA Italia Onlus – Associazione Italiana sulla Depressione” (headquartered in Provaglio d’Iseo, Italy): their main role and aim is to create and co-ordinate in all European countries and Italian regions the annual event called “European Depression Day”.
He has been appointed, in the October 2007, for scientific merits as “Senior Research Fellow” of the Bedforshire Center for Mental Health Research in association with the University of Cambridge (web site: www.bcmhr-cu.org).
He joined during past 22 years to more than 120 national and international congresses presenting personal scientific papers. He also is a Member of ECNP and EPA (in Europe), and SIP, SOPSI and SINPF (in Italy).
He is an Editorial Board Member of the scientific journals: “Psychiatria Danubina”, “Archives of Depression & Anxiety”, “Affective Disorders and Psychosomatic Research” journal and “American Journal of Psychiatry and Neuroscience”; and also he is a Peer-Reviewer of Dove Medical Press for the journal “Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment”. He is a Member of “Science Advisory Board”.
He published 102 papers in national and international scientific magazines, including two books (link: www.dottortavormina.it/scientific-production), mainly about bipolar spectrum topic, beginning actually one of the European experts in the field of bipolar spectrum mood disorders.
Mainly, he co-edited the issue “The management of bipolar spectrum disorder” of the “Psychiatric Edge Psychiatry in Practice” (SEPT, 2013 – CEPiP.org); he is the main author of the informative book directed to all population with the title “Throwing light on a dark problem – A short guide to mood disorders” (Sardini publisher, 2013 – www.sardini.it) and actually translated in 12 languages for a free download (from the web site www.edaitalia.org and www.europeandepressionday.eu).
He is a co-founder (in the February of the year 2021), and its Chief Editor, of a scientific-popular magazine in Italy called “Depressione Stop” (www.deprestop.it).