The Transcontinental Computational Psychiatry Workgroup (TCPW) organizes a monthly web-based meeting and a computational psychiatry satellite meeting with the Society of Biological Psychiatry. We hope to foster discussion and exchange between those involved in computational psychiatry—a rapidly growing, highly multidisciplinary field.

Videos of past meetings are here.


Next workgroup meeting

Towards precision medicine in psychiatry

Thomas Wolfers

  • Wednesday, November 28th 2018 at 16:00 - 17:00 UTC (Other timezones)
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Group-level differences disguise a large biological heterogeneity and extreme inter-individual differences between patients with the same mental disorder. This strongly suggests that the ‘average patient’ is a non-informative construct in psychiatry, that falls apart when mapping abnormalities at the level of the individual patient. Here, we present a workable route towards precision medicine in psychiatry after a general introduction to pattern recognition methodology in the context of mental disorders. Further, we address the main challenges the field confronted in the last twenty years and present an outlook on the future by introducing two principles a refinement by integration and heterogeneity mapping through normative models.

Thomas Wolfers, MSc
Donders Centre for Cognitive Neuroimagin
Donders Institute for Brain, Cognition and Behaviour
Radboud University