Wiesław Jerzy Cubała
Head of the Department of Psychiatry
Wiesław Jerzy Cubała is the Head of the Department of Psychiatry at the Medical University of Gdansk, Poland. His research interests focus on the psychopharmacology of anxiety and mood disorders with a particular interest in ketamine/esketamine use in depression as well as the serotonin-1A receptor function in major depression and panic disorder. Prof. Cubała runs a project on monoaminergic, proinflammatory activity measures and cognitive performance in mood and anxiety disorders. Currently, he is focussed on the study of ketamine use in major depression and bipolar depression, as well as clozapine use in treatment-resistant bipolar depression with a particular focus on suicidality and the rapid-cycling course of the disorders. Moreover, his research team develops screening tools for people with epilepsy suffering from mental disorders. Prof. Cubała is involved in training initiatives in postgraduate education in psychiatry and cognitive-behavioural therapy, including the development of the treatment guidelines for mood and anxiety disorders for psychiatrists and general practitioners. He is devoted to teaching both the clinical and research aspects of psychopharmacology.