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educator , Psychiatrist

Eduard Vieta, Spanish psychiatrist, educator. Certified psychiatrist. Grantee Clinic Foundation, Barcelona, 1992; named Best Young Investigator Society Española de Medicina Psicosomática, 1993, Doctor of Year, 2005; recipient award Best Original Public, 2004, 2005.


Vieta, Eduard was born on January 16, 1963 in Barcelona, Spain. Son of Eduardo and Maria Dolores (Pascual) Vieta.


Doctor of Medicine, Autonomous University, Barcelona, 1987. Doctor of Philosophy, University Barcelona, Spain, 1994.


Research focus/interests Vieta’s research interests include the neurobiology and treatment of bipolar disorders. His work focuses on new pharmacological and psychological treatments and the effects of psycho-education and the other psychotherapeutic methods in the treatment of bipolar disorder. Notable contributions to research Dr. Vieta has made contributions to many of the published bipolar disorder treatment guidelines.

His h-index is 70 (Scopus) and, with over 18,300 citations, makes him the most cited scientist worldwide on the field of bipolar disorders in the past five years. Present appointments Dr. Eduard Vieta is Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Barcelona, Catalonia, Spain, where he heads the Bipolar Disorders Program, a worldwide leader in the clinical care, research and teaching of bipolar disorders and Head of the Psychiatry Unit at the Clínic de Barcelona. Vieta is also the Director of the Bipolar Research Program at the Spanish Research Network on Mental Diseases (CIBERSAM), funded by the Spanish Ministry of Economy and Competitiveness, and director of the Bipolar Disorder Group of the Neuroscience Area of Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), as well as Treasurer of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP).

Positions of trust/research assessments Vieta is the current Treasurer of the 2013-16 Executive Committee of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP). He is on the editorial board of a range of international scientific journals including the American Journal of Psychiatry, The Lancet Psychiatry, Psychotherapy Psychosomatics, the International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, European Neuropsychopharmacology, the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, Bipolar Disorders, and the Journal of Affective Disorders. He was nominated as the official advisor on mood disorders research to the European Presidency.

He has served as visiting professor at McLean Hospital and Harvard University.


  • Vieta has received the following awards:\r\nAristotle Award (2005)\r\nMogens Schou Award (2007) \r\nStrategic Research Award of the Spanish Society of Biological Psychiatry (2009)\r\nOfficial College of Physicians Award for Professional Excellence (2011)\r\nColvin Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research by the Brian and Behaviour Research Foundation (2012) \r\nClinical Neuroscience Lilly Award by the International College of Neuropsychopharmacology (CINP, 2014).


Founder president National Bipolar Association, Barcelona, 1994. Member American Association for the Advancement of Science, Catalan Psychiatric Society (secretary 1997-1999), Spanish Biological Psychiatr. Society (Best Doctoral Theses Second award).


  • Other Interests

    Literature, music, soccer, chess, anthropology.


Married Gloria Fernandez-Esparrach, June 26, 1994.

Eduardo Vieta

Maria Dolores (Pascual) Vieta

Gloria Fernandez-Esparrach