Borderline Personality Disorder
Focusing on understanding the developmental pathways, neurobiological underpinnings and treatment outcomes of the most prevalent personality disorder in youth.
Major depression is the leading cause for reduced quality of life due to illness worldwide. We investigate mechanisms of rapid-acting antidepressant treatment.
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.
This topic covers a large spectrum of research areas, from understanding the neurobiological mechanisms, early detection to developing new treatment strategies of psychosis.
We study interventions regarding their relative efficacy and effectiveness and identify psychological and neurobiological mechanisms of action that help to improve and develop new therapeutic approaches in psychotherapy.
Sleep and mental health are highly interrelated. The aim of this line of research is to investigate and modulate sleep to improve mental health.
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.
Characterize development of brain-body interactions in association with psychosocial functioning, identifying early physiological precursors of psychopathology and predictors of outcome to inform clinical practice.