Our projects focus on three main lines of research; firstly the biological mechanisms of psychotherapy, secondly the use of biomarkers to optimize the psycho- and pharmacological treatments to individual patient characteristics, and finally the differential assessment of cognitive deficits in patients with depression and the consequent individualized treatment approach. Our work is realized through close cooperation with the departments Stress Neurobiology and Neurogenetics and Translational Research in Psychiatry.
Our overall aim is to provide optimized medical care for our patients. Therefore, as part of our latest psychotherapy study, a wide spectrum of psychological and biological procedures will be carried out (e.g. cMRT, fMRT, psychophysiological paradigms, molecular genetic methods).