Thomas Hyphantis is a General Adult Psychiatrist and an Associate Professor of psychiatry in the Medical School of the University of Ioannina, Greece and the Head of the Consultation-Liaison Unit of the Department of Psychiatry in the University Hospital of Ioannina. He obtained his Ph.D. degree from the University of Ioannina in 1990. He is trained in systemic and psychodynamic psychotherapy. He has contributed in the development of Community Psychiatry in Greece and especially in the development of units which provide mental health care in remote rural areas (Mobile Mental Health Units) and he has established the first independent psychodynamically oriented Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry Unit in Greece within the University Hospital of Ioannina. His research is focused on the complex relations of personality traits, ego mechanisms of defense, psychological distress, and quality of life in patients with medical diseases and he has published more than 50 papers in international peer-reviewed journals. He is the Secretary of the Consultation-Liaison Sector of the Hellenic Psychiatric Association and a Member of the European Association of Consultation-Liaison Psychiatry and Psychosomatics (EACLPP). He is an Advisory Board Member of the Journal of Psychosomatic Research and a Member of the Editorial Board of the Encyclopedia of Quality of Life.
Biography Updated on 28 May 2011