University Clinics UPD

I am a PhD-student in Prof. Walther’s group. I am mainly working on motor disturbance in major depression. My main research interests are motor disturbances across different psychiatric diseases such as depression and schizophrenia, their underlying structural and functional changes in the brain and their implications on therapy, as well as brain stimulation.

  1. Nadesalingam N, Chapellier V, Lefebvre S, Pavlidou A, Stegmayer K, Alexaki D, Gama DB, Maderthaner L, von Känel S, Wüthrich F, Walther S. Motor abnormalities are associated with poor social and functional outcomes in schizophrenia. Compr Psychiatry. 2022 May;115:152307. doi: 10.1016/j.comppsych.2022.152307.
  2. Walther S, Lefebvre S, Conring F, Gangl N, Nadesalingam N, Alexaki D, Wüthrich F, Rüter M, Viher PV, Federspiel A, Wiest R, Stegmayer K. Limbic links to paranoia: increased resting-state functional connectivity between amygdala, hippocampus and orbitofrontal cortex in schizophrenia patients with paranoia. Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci. 2022 Sep;272(6):1021-1032. doi: 10.1007/s00406-021-01337-w.
  3. Wüthrich F, Nabb CB, Mittal VA, Shankman SA, Walther S. Actigraphically measured psychomotor slowing in depression: systematic review and meta-analysis. Psychol Med. 2022 May;52(7):1208-1221. doi: 10.1017/S0033291722000903.
  4. Müller M, Wüthrich F, Federspiel A, Wiest R, Egloff N, Reichenbach S, Exadaktylos A, Jüni P, Curatolo M, Walther S. Altered central pain processing in fibromyalgia – A multimodal neuroimaging case-Control study using arterial spin labelling. PLoS One. 2021 Feb 2; 16(2):e0235879. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0235879
  5. Wüthrich F, Pavlidou A, Stegmayer K, Eisenhardt S, Moor J, Schäppi L, Vanbellingen T, Bohlhalter S, Walther S. Nonverbal communication remains untouched: No beneficial effect of symptomatic improvement on poor gesture performance in schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2020 Sep;223:258-264. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2020.08.013.
  6. Wüthrich F, Viher PV, Stegmayer K, Federspiel A, Bohlhalter S, Vanbellingen T, Wiest R, Walther S. Dysbalanced Resting-State Functional Connectivity Within the Praxis Network Is Linked to Gesture Deficits in Schizophrenia. Schizophr Bull. 2020 Jul 8;46(4):905-915. doi: 10.1093/schbul/sbaa008.