Dr. Eduard Vieta, head of the Psychiatry and Psychology Service at the Hospital Clínic, researcher at the Institute of Neurosciences of the University of Barcelona, ​​head of the IDIBAPS research group and Scientific Director of CIBERSAM, has been awarded this year’s edition of the “Josep Trueta” Prize, awarded by the Academy of Medical and Health Sciences of Catalonia and the Balearic Islands. This award recognizes an extraordinary contribution to the research and advancement of knowledge and also highlights the award “the diversity of articles, the impact of publications and the importance of the topic: bipolar disorder.” The award ceremony was held on May 18, with restrictions on the pandemic situation.

Dr. Vieta stressed that

“this award is a recognition of the work of a whole team of professionals who work daily to improve the lives of people suffering from a little known but highly stigmatized disease such as bipolar disorder, through research, innovation, and the implementation of scientific advances in clinical practice ”.

The research team led by Dr. Vieta is the most cited in the world in the field of bipolar disorder in the scientific literature (https://expertscape.com/ex/bipolar+disorder) and is a pioneer in the introduction of the concept of “Precision Psychiatry” in the field of mental health, an approach that advocates the personalization of treatments individually.