5th Eastern European Conference of Mental Health “In and Out of Your Mind”


Conference Program

THURSDAY, September 30th, 2021 (CET)

10.00 - 10.15 Welcome and Introduction

10.15 - 10.45 Keynote lecture: Suicide in prisons and remand centers: risk factors and prevention

             Marco Sarchiapone (Italy)

10.45 - 11.15 Croatian guidelines for the treatment of depression - what's new?

             Alma Mihaljevic Peles (Croatia)

11.15 - 11.30 Coffee Break

11.30 - 13.15 Thematic Session: COVID-19 and mental health - General population

                            Chair: Mihail Cristian Pirlog (Romania)

11.30 - 11.55 The effect of COVID-19 infection on mental status and menstrual cycle in Jordanian women

             Mohammed Alsbou (Jordan)

11.55 - 12.25 Well-being in the Italian general population during the pandemic: a national survey

             Giovanni de Girolamo (Italy)

12.25 - 12.45 Impact of COVID-19 effects on the mental health of the general population in Albania

             Fatime Elezi (Albania)

12.45 - 13.00 Impact of the COVID-19 epidemic on the levels of anxiety, aggression and auto-aggression in the Bulgarian population

             Rumiana Dinolova (Bulgaria)

13.00 - 13.15 Anxiety in Covid-19 hospitalised patients in Tirana

             Tedi Mana (Albania)


13.15 - 14.15 Lunch Break

14.15 - 16.30 Thematic Session: Child and adolescent mental health

                            Chair: Sonila Tomori (Albania)


14.15 - 14.30 A coordinated response to child abuse and neglect: barriers and possibilities

             Vaska Stancheva-Popkostadinova (Bulgaria)

14.30 - 14.45 Imaginary friends - companions for kids with autism in isolation

             Camelia Crismariu (Romania)

14.45 - 15.00 Clinical characteristics of children with epilepsy and Autism Speectrum Disorders comorbidity in Albania

             Aferdita Tako (Albania)

15.00 - 15.15 Emotional distress in a girl with Goldberg-Maxwell-Morris syndrome and consequences in her family

             Agim Gjikopuli (Albania)

15.15 - 15.30 Emotional issues in children under palliative care – case of Albania

             Donjeta Bali (Albania)

15.30 - 15.45 Neurodevelopmental disorders in children with Celiac disease in Albania

             Ermira Devishi (Albania)

15.45 - 16.00 Strength and Difficulty Questionnaire as an assessment tool in pediatric setting – Albanian experience

             Sonila Tomori (Albania)

16.00 - 16.15 Psychological stress in pediatric Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)

             Virtut Velmishi (Albania)

16.15 - 16.30 Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder in adolescence. Symptom of the family system.

                           Psychotherapeutic intervention and clinical support

             Svetlana Dimitrova (Bulgaria)

16.30 - 17.00 Coffee Break

17.00 - 18.00 Keynote lecture: Can brief video interventions reduce stigma?

             Lisa Dixon (USA)

18.00 - 19.00 Keynote lecture: The risks and care of individuals with Psychotic Disorders during COVID-19

             Donald Goff (USA)