Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf
Dieter Naber, MD, is Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University Medical Center Hamburg-Eppendorf in Germany (125 beds, 42 day clinic places, 9000 outpatients). He attended medical school at the University of Göttingen from 1968 to 1971, and the University of Bonn from 1971 to 1974, followed by an internship in Internal Medicine, Surgery, and Biochemistry from 1974 to 1975. He later became a board-certified psychiatrist in 1986, a psychotherapist in 1989, and an associate professor in 1992. From 1977 to 1985, he worked at the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Munich, with two intermissions (1978-1980 and 1984-1985) for basic and clinical research at the National Institute of Mental Health in Bethesda, USA. Since 1995, he has been Professor and Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy in Hamburg. Professor Naber is a member of several professional organisations, including the Collegium Internationale Psychopharmacologicum and the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology. He is a frequent lecturer and has published 280 articles, 130 book chapters, and 22 books. He serves on a number of editorial and advisory boards, and acts as a reviewer for numerous international journals. His research interests include long-term effects of neuroleptic treatment, subjective effects of neuroleptics, the quality of life in psychiatric patients, and the therapeutic alliance.