Ta-Wei Guu 谷大為

Academic Appointments

  • Head of Medical Education Division, Department of Medical Education and Research,  China Medical University Beigang Hospital, Taiwan


  • Attending Physician, Division of Psychiatry, Department of Internal Medicine, China Medical University Beigang Hospital, Taiwan


  • Research Psychiatrist, South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, UK

          英國Maudsley醫院及南倫敦(South London and Maudsley)NHS醫療體系 精神科研究醫師

  • Adjunct attending physician, Sleep Medicine Center, China Medical University Hospital, Taiwan




  • Ph.D. candidate, Department of Old Age Psychiatry, Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience, King's College London, UK (Fully funded by Ministry of Education, Taiwan)


  • M.D., National Defense Medical Center (Honorary Student Award of Class 2011)


  • Visiting scholar, Stanford Center for Sleep Sciences and Medicine, CA, USA.


  • Research exchange to Department of Cell Physiology& Metabolism, University of Geneva, Switzerland.(Granted by the International Federation of Medical Students’ Associations.)


Professional Experiences

  • Resident and Chief Resident, Department of Psychiatry, China Medical University Hospital, Taiwan.


  • Post-Graduate Year(PGY)Resident, National Taiwan University Hospital, Taiwan.


  • Rotating internship, Veterans’ General Hospital of Kaohsiung, Taiwan.(Awarded 'Best Intern of the Year' for two consecutive terms.)


  • World Vision Thailand Branch Regional Development Project-Intern, Mae-Fah-Luang Hospital, Chiang Rai Province, Thailand(Awarded by the Youth Development Administrative, Ministry of Education, Taiwan)


Research Interests

Depression, Dementia, Behavioural and Psychological symptoms of Dementia(BPSD), Technology-assisted treatment and monitoring, sleep medicine, nutritional psychiatry



  1. Guu, T.W., Aarsland, D., Ffytche, D. (2022). Light, sleep-wake rhythm, and behavioural and psychological symptoms of dementia in care home patients: Revisiting the sundowning syndrome. Int J Geriatr Psychiatry. doi: 10.1002/gps.5712 
  2. Solmi, M., … Guu, T.W., & Correll, C. (2021). The collaborative outcomes study on health and functioning during infection times in adults (COH-FIT-Adults): Design and methods of an international online survey targeting physical and mental health effects of the COVID-19 pandemic. J Affect Disord. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2021.07.048.
  3. Guu, T.W., Tsai, S. & Su K. (2020). Autoimmune Psychosis in Taiwan: a case report and review of literature. Brain, Behavior, & Immunity - Health, 100055, doi: 10.1016/j.bbih.2020.100055
  4. Guu, T.W., Mischoulon, D., Sarris, J., Hibbeln, J., McNamara, R., & Hamazaki, K. et al. (2020). A multi-national, multi-disciplinary Delphi consensus study on using omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (n-3 PUFAs) for the treatment of major depressive disorder. Journal of Affective Disorders, 265, 233-238. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2020.01.050
  5. Guu, T.W., Mischoulon, D., Sarris, J., Hibbeln, J., McNamara, R., & Hamazaki, K. et al. (2019). International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research Practice Guidelines for Omega-3 Fatty Acids in the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder. Psychotherapy And Psychosomatics, 88(5), 263-273. doi: 10.1159/000502652