Dr Yoram Barak is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Otago School of Medicine, Otago University, Dunedin, New Zealand. He is also a senior consultant for psychogeriatrics. Trained in medicine and psychiatry at the Sackler School of Medicine. In 1993 he became an Israel Medical Scientific Council Specialist in Psychiatry, and in 2004 was awarded a Master in Health Administration from Ben-Gurion University, Beer-Sheva, Israel. A consultant for the National Multiple Sclerosis Center in Israel. He is also a special consultant on positive psychology for the Israel Defense Forces. Past president of the Israeli Association of Old-Age Psychiatry, and is on the editorial board of the Israel Journal of Psychiatry and the Open Psychiatry Journal. Research interests include multiple sclerosis, cancer, a wide range of psychiatric conditions (such as depression, schizophrenia, and obsessive–compulsive disorder), old-age psychiatry, and suicide. He has published extensively in these areas, and is author or co-author of over 150 peer-reviewed journal articles. His book "Preventing Alzheimer's Disease" has recently been published in the US.
Suicide, old age psychiatry, dementia and prevention.