Köksal Alptekin has been a Professor at the Department of Psychiatry of the University of Dokuz Eylül, Izmir, Turkey since 2002. He had residency training in psychiatry at the same department. He had been trained in psychodrama and psychoanalytically oriented group psychotherapy. Besides many national professional organizations, he is a Schizophrenia and Epidemiology Section Member of European Psychiatric Association (EPA). He has been participating in the task force of WPA for schizophrenia since 2005. He is one of the editors of “Schizophrenia Treatment Guideline” and “Schizophrenia” published by the Scizophrenia Section of the Turkish Psychiatric Association. Dr. Alptekin's main research focus and publications include psychopharmacological treatment of schizophrenia, cognitive dysfunctions, and quality of life in schizophrenia. Nowadays his research interest has been moved towards genetics and epidemiology of schizophrenia.
Biography Updated on 5 September 2011