Prof Diane Purper-Ouakil
University of Montpellier
Prof Diane Purper-Ouakil is professor of child and adolescent psychiatry at the University Hospital of Montpellier, France. She became head of the child and adolescent unit of the Saint Eloi Hospital in 2011. This unit has facilities for both inpatient and outpatient care for young patients and is specialized for children and adolescents with ADHD and eating disorders.
Additionally, Prof Purper-Ouakil is the vice-president of the Faculty of Psychiatry involved in the ongoing reform training curriculum for medical studies and member of the professional college of psychiatrists.
Prof Diane Purper-Ouakil aims to develop evidence-based psychological, neurophysiological and pharmacological treatments, especially for children and adolescents with challenging and enduring behavioural and emotional symptoms. She is involved in collaborative treatment studies and assessing parent programs-an important feature of comprehensive treatment plans for young people with complex needs.