Our Mission

By the same token, every human being has the freedom to change at any instant. Therefore, we can predict his future only within the large framework of a statistical survey referring to a whole group; the individual personality, however, remains essentially unpredictable. The basis for any predictions would be represented by biological, psychological or sociological conditions. Yet one of the main features of human existence is the capacity to rise above such conditions, to grow beyond them. Man is capable of changing the world for the better if possible, and of changing himself for the better if necessary.

Viktor Frankl: Man’s search for meaning. Beacon Press, Boston, 1962 edition, page 131

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Our Latest Blogposts

How Do We Want to Live?

"How Do We Want to Live?" now Available in English

My popular science book "How Do We Want to Live?" is now available in English, both in print and as an ebook.
Psychopharmaka absetzen?

Stopping psychotropic drugs? Why, when and how?

My new book in German is now available: "Psychopharmaka absetzen? Warum, wann und wie?" (English "Stopping psychotropic drugs? Why, when and how?). The book is not a simple invitation to stop taking psychotropic drugs, but a critical examination of the topic.
Big Data and Mental Health

Munk Debate: Big Data and Mental Health

I acted as the opponent on the use of artificial intelligence and big data in psychiatry in the prestigious Munk Debates.
Psychedelic Research and Treatment

Conflicts of Interest in Psychedelic Research and Treatment

A post on conflicts of interest in academic research, personal interests of scientists and the motivation to build a private company.
German authorities approve psilocybin depression study

German Authorities Approve Psilocybin Depression Study

The German Federal Institute for Drugs and Medical Devices (BfArM) approved our study on "Efficacy and Safety of Psilocybin in Treatment-Resistant Depression" (EPIsoDE).
New Book: Wie wollen wir leben?

How Do We Want To Live?

I'm happy to announce the imminent publication of my new book "Wie wollen wir leben?". It's on biological reductionism, psychiatry, and the creation of our future.
German Government Funds Psilocybin Study in Depression

German Government Funds Psilocybin Study for Depression

Our study with psylocin in depression was recommended for funding from the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research.
Psilocybin and LSD

Psychedelics: a TV Broadcast, Two Interviews, and Many Press Reports

An overview of the press articles published over the last few weeks on our activities related to the research and use of psychedelics in psychiatry.
AGNP TDM Symposium 2020 Mannheim

Prescribing Psychotropic Drugs? Join us in May in Mannheim!

The 14. Symposium of the task force Therapeutic Drug Monitoring of the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Neuropsychopharmakologie und Pharmakopsychiatrie (AGNP) will be held between May 13 and 15, 2020, in Mannheim.