Dre Sophia Achab
Médecin adjointe-agrégée, co-responsable du Groupe- & coordinatrice de l’activité addiction
Psychiatrist and psychotherapist specialized in addiction medicine, she is in charge of specialized program in behavioral addictions at University Hospitals of Geneva, where she has the position of Medical associate deputy to the Addiction division Head in Department of mental health and psychiatry.
She coordinates addictive disorders’ section of WHO Collaborating Center for training and research in Mental Health at Geneva University. She has an expert role for WHO, Swiss Federal Office of Public Health (FOPH) and General Health Division of Geneva Canton. She is also active in several work groups at Swiss and Global level in the field of behavioral addictions.
She combines clinical activity with research and training in the field of behavioral addictions (Internet use disorders, pathological gambling, sexual addiction and compulsive buying). She has a PhD in Neurosciences of Human Behavior and she is senior lecturer (Privat Docent) at University of Geneva, in charge of courses, mainly on Psychiatry and Primary Care with a specific focus on addictive disorders including behavioral addictions.