University Hospitals

University Hospital of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy

Division of Systems Neuroscience of Psychopathology

The commonly used traditional diagnostic classification systems for psychiatric disorders are increasingly recognized to be one of the reasons for a lack of innovation and development in psychiatry. It is gradually accepted that psychopathology, e.g. specific symptoms can be observed across clinical diagnosis and have a dimensional aspect. It seems necessary to focus more strongly on the specific link between specific psychopathology – symptoms - and large-scale brain systems to improve the understanding of mental disorder and consequently to develop more efficient treatments and result in a progress of prediction of illness course and prevention in psychiatry. This endeavor is the aim of the Systems Neuroscience of Psychosis (SyNoPsis) project at the University Hospital of Psychiatry.