About the Author
Silvana Galderisi is Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the training school in Psychiatry at the University of Naples SUN. She is Director of the Emergency Unit of the Department of Mental Health of the same University. She is also Chairperson of the WPA Psychophysiology Section, President of the EEG & Clinical Neuroscience Society, co-Chair of the International Society for Brain Electromagnetic Topography. She has authored more than 150 publications, in national and international journals and books, and is member of the Editorial Board of Psychiatry Research Neuroimaging, European Journal of Psychiatry, Brain Topography, International Journal of Psychophysiology, Neuropsychobiology,Clinical EEG and Neuroscience and European Psychiatric Review. Her main contribution to the international literature in the field of Electrophysiology includes EEG and ERP abnormalities of major psychiatric disorders, especially schizophrenia, and the identification of early drug-induced EEG changes predictive of treatment response in schizophrenia patients.
Oliver Pogarell MD, PhD, is neurologist, psychiatrist and Head of the Dept. of Clinical Neurophysiology and Functional Neuroimaging at the Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Munich, Germany. He is member of national and international neurophysiology societies and host of annual scientific training courses in clinical neurophysiology in Germany. His lab offers the entire spectrum of neurophysiological diagnostics for the Dept. of Psychiatry with about 3500 EEG recordings per year. In addition to visual EEGs within the clinical routine, he has expertise in quantitative EEG techniques including dipole source analysis or low resolution electromagnetic tomography both in resting state and under stimulation with cognitive paradigms. His research has focused on neurophysiology as well as functional and molecular neuroimaging in neuropsychiatric disorders.
Silvana Riggio, MD, Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry at the Mount Sinai School of Medicine (MSSM). Dr.Riggio trained in Neurology at Georgetown University. She is fellowship trained in neuro-electrophysiology at John Hopkins and in Clinical Epilepsy at the Medical College of Pennsylvania (MCP). She served as the Co-Director of the Mid- Epilepsy Center from 1989 – 1991 and the Director of the Epilepsy Program at Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, 1992-1995. Dr. Riggio developed a strong interest in disorders of the frontal lobe and their behavioral manifestations. She trained in Psychiatry at Cornell Weill Medical Center after which she came to Mount Sinai in 1998. She has lectured nationally and internationally and has participated on National Committees related to traumatic brain injury (TBI). Dr. Riggio participated on the ACEP-CDC guidelines task force on mild TBI which was published in December 2008 and is currently finishing a CDC project on discharge instructions for patients with mild TBI. Dr. Riggio has expertise in understanding the interface between neurologic, behavioral, and physical health. She has authored over 50 articles and book chapters and has edited 8 books and journal supplements. Most recently she edited a theme issue of the Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine, "Traumatic Brain Injury, from Bench to Bedside to Home". She is currently editing an issue for the Psychiatric Clinics of North America on Traumatic Brain Injury. Dr. Riggio is a member of the advisory board for the Indian Head Injury Foundation and also for the Foundation for Education and Research in Neurologic Emergencies (FERNE).She has been the primary investigator or co-investigator on 22 grants. She has been recognized for excellence in teaching having received many awards including the MSSM Institute of Medical Education Teaching Achievement Award; she was honored the title of Commendatore OSSI by the Italian government in 2009. Dr. Riggio is the Medical Director for the NFL Neurological Care Program at Mount Sinai which was established in 2010.