Emeritus Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Greece.
Dr Dimitris C. Anagnostopoulos, (date and place of birth: 01/01/1952, Athens, Greece), is Emeritus Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens. He graduated from the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Medical School (1976) and his specialities are in Neurology and Psychiatry (1982) and in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (1988). He is also a graduate of the Hellenic Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy Association (1996).
He was chairman of the Department of Child Psychiatry of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School in the “Aghia Sophia” Children’s Hospital (2015-2019). He was head of the Child and Adolescent Mental Health Unit of the Community Mental Health Centre of Byron-Kesariani, 1st Department of Psychiatry of the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens Medical School (1989-2014).
For almost forty years, he has been practising clinical psychiatry, child and adolescent psychiatry and psychoanalytic psychotherapy in the Greek National Mental Health System and since 1989, in the National and Kapodistrian University of Athens.
Also, he is actively involved in the development and establishment of child and adolescent psychiatry in Greece since early 80’s.
He teaches in pre- and post-medical academic educational programmes, on child and adolescent psychiatry, community psychiatry and psychoanalysis. His main research interests are in developmental disorders (especially learning disorders), community psychiatry, migration and mental health, child and adolescent psychotherapy.
He is a current member of numerous Greek and International professional organizations including the Hellenic Psychiatric Association (www.psych.gr ), where he was general secretary for more than 10 years up to 2010, the Hellenic Society of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (www.hscap.gr ), where he was chair of the Executive Board (2015-2019), and the World Psychiatric Association (www.wpanet.org ), where he is presently honorary member and for two terms (2005-2010) chairman of the Child and Adolescent Psychiatry section, and actively involved in the establishment of the Mediterranean Forum, a network of child psychiatrists from all the Med countries under the umbrella of WPA's CAP section. Furthermore, he is member of the Psychiatric Association of the Eastern Europe and the Balkans, and was heavily involved in its foundation and progress (www.paeeb.com).
He is a member (2011-2019) and since 2019 is the President of the Board of European Society for Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. He was co-chair of the Policy division (2012-2019), ESCAP communication editor in ECAP journal (2014-2020) and the coordinator of ESCAP’s international project “ESCAP for mental health of child and adolescent refugees” (2015-2018)