Gisèle Apter is Professor and Chair of Child Psychiatry at the University of Rouen, Normandy, and Head of Infant and Child Psychiatry at Le Havre Hospital, Le Havre, France. She also directs a parent-infant psychiatric research laboratory. Gisèle studied general, child, and perinatal psychiatry, and infant psychology at the University Pierre et Marie Curie in Paris, followed by training in developmental psychology at the Children’s Hospital Harvard Medical School in Boston, USA. Gisèle is President of the Société de l'Information Psychiatrique (French Public Psychiatry). Her research and publications focus on infants of parents with personality disorder and the transmission of disorganized attachment and on the impact of maternal mental health on the developing infant. She is involved in many international projects, such as the Postpartum Depression: Action Towards Causes and Treatment (PACT) Consortium. She is currently the Representative for Western Europe at the World Psychiatric Association.
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