Dear EPSIG member,
We are pleased to invite you to our forthcoming AGM which will take place virtually via MS Teams on 10 June 1-2pm.
All members are welcome to attend. Registration is free by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
A link will be sent to you nearer the time.
Please see the agenda for further details
We look forward to seeing you there.
Paul St John-Smith (Chair)
Riadh Abed (Finance Officer)
Past AGM minutes
- Minutes of the EPSIG AGM 11 June 2021
- Minutes of the EPSIG AGM 31 May 2019
- Minutes of the EPSIG AGM 18 May 2018
- Minutes of EPSIG AGM 13 January 2017
- EPSIG Agenda AGM - 13 January 2017
- Minutes of EPSIG Meeting - 18 May 2016
- Meeting Agenda for Wednesday 18 May 2016
- Minutes of the Inaugural Meeting of EPSIG - Tuesday 12 January 2016
Evolutionary Psychiatry SIG Annual Conference
Friday 29 October
9.00 - 17.00
Online via Zoom
The Executive Committee of the Evolutionary Psychiatry Special Interest Group are delighted to announce that the 4th International Evolutionary Psychiatry Symposium due to take place on 29 October 2021 via Zoom is now open for registration. The symposium features a line-up 6 keynote speakers who are leading evolutionary thinkers and authors representing a wide diversity of disciplines and backgrounds. We hope that you will join us for this landmark evolutionary psychiatry event.
The Darwinian Roots of Attachment Theory - Half day webinar
- Annie Swanepoel - Understanding child development form an evolutionary perspective
- Martin Brune - Adult attachment and life history patterns in people with borderline personality disorder
- Jeremy Holmes - Bowlby, Darwin and group selection - a free energy neuroscience perspective
Presentations from EPSIG AGM and Evolutionary Perspectives on Suicide Workshop, 31 May 2019, London
Please see the programme (PDF) for the day.
- Mohammed Abbas - An Introduction to Suicide : Facts, Challenges and a Model (PPT)
- C.A. Soper- Adaptation to the Suicide Niche (PDF)
Presentations from the Third EPSIG Symposium (PDF), 22 March 2019, London
- Dr Gerhard Medicus - Human ethology and the understanding of personality disorder (PDF)
- Dr Haley Peckham - Surviving at the cost of suffering: The mixed blessings of our evolved neuroplastic brains (PDF)
- Bernadette Wren - Can evolutionary thinking shed light on gender diversity: A view from the clinic (PDF)
- Professor Markus Rantala - An evolutionary model of depression (PDF)
- Professor Daniel Nettle- Depression: What (if anything) is it, and what are its evolutionary origins (PDF)
- Professor Marco Del Giudice - Form follows function: An evolutionary model of the structure of psychopathology (PDF)
Recordings of these lectures can be viewed on our YouTube channel
Presentations from the 2nd EPSIG Symposium, 12 January 2018
Live recordings from the symposium are now available on our YouTube channel or through the links below.
- Welcome Address from the EPSIG Chair
- How evolutionary thinking can help us to understand ADHD
- An Evolutionary Account of Brain Laterality
- Life History Theory: A Framework for the Understanding of Personality Disorder
- From caring to compassion: an evolutionary journey and social implication exploration
- Evolutionary Models of Mental Disorders (II) Eating Disorders
- What clinicians can learn from evolutionary psychiatry
Presentations from the 2nd EPSIG Half-day Scientific Meeting 18 May 2018
- Evolutionary aspects of ageing and Alzheimer’s (pdf) - Paul St John-Smith
- Mental illness in hunter-gatherers: Child care and mismatch (pdf) - Nikhil Chaudhary.
Download the full programme. (pdf)
Presentations from the EPSIG Half-day Scientific Meeting 19 May 2017
- Professor Carmine Pariante - Depression and Inflammation: A Life-Saving Response to Stress Gone Awry (pdf)
- Meeting Agenda 19th May. (pdf)
Presentations from EPSIG AGM January 2017
- Darwinian Theory and Psychiatry: a Historical Perspective (pdf) presented by Hannah Sheftel.
Presentations from the first EPSIG Symposium
- 7 videos from the first EPSIG Symposium
- Why should Psychiatry now consider Evolution (pdf)
- The Evolution of the Social Mind (pdf)
- The Outgroup Intolerance Hypothesis for Schizophrenia (pdf)
- Why We Get Sad: How Evolution Makes Sense of Emotional Disorders (pdf)
- Autism: An evolutionary perspective (pdf)
- The case for including evolutionary theory into the MRCPsych Curriculum. (pdf)
Find out about our Charles Darwin RCPsych Evolutionary Psychiatry SIG prize competition.