Group Kaess

Our group aims at clarifying the developmental pathways to adolescent risk-taking, self-harm and personality disorders, particularly borderline personality disorder (BPD). We examine risk and protective factors, neurobiological correlates, and clinical and functional outcomes of adolescents with self-harm and emerging BPD. In addition, we develop and evaluate diagnostic tools and treatment approaches in the context of early detection and intervention for adolescents with BPD features.