The focus of my research is on biological signatures of chronic stress. I’m especially interested in the method and application of heart rate variability (HRV), the investigation of brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) and indicators of allostatic load. My interest is to find conclusive combinations of parameters that integrate genetic, neural, physiological, psychological, behavioral and environmental factors that promote or inhibit the development of stress-related disorders. For this purpose I am involving various measurement methods such as structural and functional MRI, psychometric measures, physiological as well as biological assessments.
Orosz A, Federspiel A, Haisch S, Seeher C, Dierks T, Cattapan K.
A Biological Perspective on Differences and Similarities between Burnout and Depression. Neurosci Biobehav Rev. 2016 Dec 16; 73: 112-122
Soravia L & Orosz A, Schwab S, Nakataki M, Wiest R, Federspiel A.
CBT reduces CBF: cognitive-behavioral therapy reduces cerebral blood flow in fear relevant brain regions in spider phobia. Brain Behav. 2016 Jul 6;6(9).
University Bern Psychiatric Services (UPD)
University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy
Division of Systems Neuroscience of Psychopathology
Translational Research Center
CH-3000 Bern 60
Sanatorium Kilchberg AG
Belvedere – Zentrum für stressbedingte Erkrankungen
Alte Landstrasse 70