Pichet UDOMRATN Pichet Udomratn, MD Professor of Psychiatry Prince of Songkla University Thailand Email: upichet@medicine.psu.ac.th Dr. Pichet Udomratn is presently a Professor of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Prince of Songkla University in Southern Thailand. He originally received his MD (Hons.) in 1980 from Prince of Songkla University, Songkhla, Thailand. He then completed his postgraduate training at Somdet Chaopraya Institute of Psychiatry in Bangkok,Thailand. Since then, Dr. Udomratn received extensive training through fellowships at numerous institutions. These institutions and fellowships include a research fellowship at Royal Edinburgh Hospital and at the Division of International Medical Education, University of Edinburgh, the British Council Fellowship twice, a visiting researcher position at the University of Vienna and a Lilly Fellowship to attend the University of Melbourne-Harvard Medical School Leadership Program in International Mental Health at the University of Melbourne. Dr. Udomratn has been very active in national and international psychiatric organizations, being the President of PAT for two consecutive terms along with serving as the President of the ASEAN Federation of Psychiatry and Mental Health (AFPMH). He is currently serving as the Vice President of the Asian Federation of Psychiatric Associations (AFPA). In 2009 he was appointed by the World Health Organization (WHO) to be part of the international advisory group of the WHO for the revision of ICD-10 Mental and Behavioural Disorders. Dr. Udomratn is a member of the editorial boards of many international journals, and serves as a peer reviewer for numerous other prestigious journals. He has authored more than 100 publications including books, research papers, reviews, and special articles. His major fields of interest include anxiety and mood disorders, schizophrenia, and the role of culture in mental health. Dr. Udomratn is also one of the founding members of the Mood Disorder Research: Asian and Australian Network (MD RAN). This network has recently studied many aspects of depression in Asian patients and will produce a series of research papers called SAAD (Study on Aspects in Asian Depression) to be published in international journals in the near future. In 2009, Dr. Udomratn was requested by the World Psychiatric Association (WPA) to write commentaries for Chapter 3 of the WPA book on Depressive Disorders, third edition.