At the BAP Summer Meeting (July 2015), Naomi Fineberg and Dick Veltman chaired a symposium on ‘Advances in Compulsivity – A trans-diagnostic perspective’. Sanne de Wit spoke on models of compulsivity ‘from animal to human endophenotypes’.
This symposium addresses compulsivity from a trans-diagnostic (horizontal) perspective, drawing attention to the substantial societal cost of behaviours and disorders characterised by compulsivity, underpinning mechanisms and implications for treatment. We aim to raise awareness of the importance of recognizing and treating compulsivity within psychiatry and generate new research directions.
Link to meeting: www.bap.org.uk/summermeeting