By Dr Roger Mulder
Keynote address at ANZAED 2016 conference: Christchurch
Personality Disorders: Making Classifications Clinically Useful
Finally, the possible relevance of the proposed ICD-11 classification to eating disorders will be discussed.
Professor Roger Mulder MB Ch B, PhD (Otago) FRANZCP
Dr Roger Mulder MB ChB PhD (Otago) FRANZCP is Professor of Psychological Medicine at Otago University. He has academic interests that include mood disorders, personality disorders, genetics, neurobiology, suicide, early psychosis, addictions and psychiatric aspects of medical illness. He is interested in the history and philosophy of psychiatry, particularly the classification of abnormal behaviour and the relationship between culture and psychiatry. He has published over 200 articles and book chapters. He is editor of the Journal of Personality and Mental Health, associate editor of the Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry and the New Zealand Medical Journal and serves on several editorial boards.
Professor Mulder’s current research involves:
- Improving health care delivery for recurrent mood disorders.
- Clinical effectiveness studies.
- Clinical interventions for borderline personality disorder.
- Clinical interventions for non-cardiac chest pain.
- Computerised cognitive behavioural therapy for inflammatory bowel disease.
- Mindfulness interventions in cancer.
- Personality and functional outcomes of mood disorders.
- Personality and outcome in alcohol use disorders.
- Classification of personality disorder in ICD11.
- Culture and psychiatry (Pacific Islands and Asia).
- Psychological consequences of the Canterbury earthquakes.