Academic research

Having a special interest in psychopharmacology, Dr Assaf is an author of many papers in this domain. He is also a speaker and consultant for most of the pharmaceutical companies and has contributed in many campaigns designed to raise psychiatric awareness within the medical community in Lebanon and close countries.

 

Papers

2008

Cholinesterases and cholinesterase inhibitors: a review (poster presented at the CINP – Collegium Internationale de Neuropsychopharmacologicum, Munich, July 12-18th 2008)

2007

Alcool: du sang à l’air

2006

Le trouble panique
Cholinesterases and cholinesterase inhibitors

2005

Neuroplasticité et neurogenèse: une nouvelle hypothèse physiopathologique de la dépression

2003

Epidémiologie de la schizophrénie et des délires chroniques non schizophréniques

 

Presentations

2011

Pathophysiology of depression (Internal Medicine Society congress, Lebanon)

2010

Duloxetine and depression (Mental health forum, Syria)
Depression: body and mind
Effectiveness: importance of adherence (GCC, Dubai)
Weight loss and Duloxetine (Neuroscience forum, Lebanon)
Depression: the extended pathophysiology
Depression: a disease of the brain only?
Zyprexa IM: improving the treatment of agitation (Syria)
Bipolar disorder: what you should know
Dementia: a disorder we should remember
Dependences: the worldwide new plague
Anxiety disorders: the fears
The antipsychotics: the same?
Pathophysiology of schizophrenia and psychosis
Depression: the truth
Differentiating psychiatric from non psychiatric illness

2009

Depression: what’s new?
Depression: the novelties
The updated neurobiology of depression
Neurobiology of depression
Bipolar disorder: the spectrum
An update on bipolar disorder
Depression: in the brain and beyond
Stress and depression
Stress and pain

2008

Antipsychotics: the differences
Schizophrenia: the biological basis
Depression and antidepressants
Psychiatric versus non psychiatric: where are the boundaries?
Depression, pain and Duloxetine

2007

Healing body and mind in depression
Olanzapine in bipolar I disorder
Aripiprazole: what psychiatrists should know
Depakine: what psychiatrists must absolutely know
Duloxetine: healing body and mind in depression
Risperdal in bipolar disorder: where do we stand?

2006

The role of Olanzapine in relapse prevention in schizophrenia and bipolar disorder
CATIE 2T: the same as CATIE 1?
Rivastigmine versus donepezil in dementia: the EXCEED study
Depakine: what’s new for psychiatrists?

2005

Optimizing pharmacological treatments of psychotic disorders Rivastigmine in the management of dementia

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