Main Topics

Borderline Personality Disorder

Focusing on understanding the developmental pathways, neurobiological underpinnings and treatment outcomes of the most prevalent personality disorder in youth.

Memory disturbances

The aim is to investigate and distinguish causes for cognitive impairment to improve diagnostics and non-medical interventions.

Movement disturbances in neuropsychiatry

The aim is to study the assessment, clinical course, and neurobiology of movement abnormalities across psychiatric disorders to develop novel targeted treatment options.

Pathological internet use

Studying the consequences and antecedences of an emerging youth mental health problem with increasing prevalence worldwide.

Prediction of therapeutic efficiency in cognitive disturbances

By combining neuropsychological testing, MRI and non-invasive brain stimulation, the aim is to develop individualized and therefore effective cognitive interventions.

Psychosis

This topic covers a large spectrum of research areas, from understanding the neurobiological mechanisms, early detection to developing new treatment strategies of psychosis.

Suicidality and self-injurious behavior in childhood and adolescents

Assessing the clinical, psychosocial and biological concomitants of critical risk-taking and self-harm behaviors with societal impact in youth.

Systems Neuroscience of Psychosis (Synopsis)

A disruptive approach to understanding mental disorders linking specific symptoms onto large-scale brain systems.