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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

Mindme Drinks

Brainfoods has launched its first products: Mindme Drinks

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The company, which I founded with my sons Nikolaj and Philipp, Brainfoods GmbH, has just launched pre sales of our first three products, Mindme® Drinks.

Thanks for a great time together!

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The staff of my unit at the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics at RWTH Aachen University organized a farewell party for me.
Robots as "Conversational Agents"

Would you talk to a machine therapist?

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Miner and colleagues from Stanford University believe that machine psychotherapists based on artificial intelligence could revolutionize mental health care.
Man's Search for Meaning

Viktor Frankl on the Power of “Meaning” and the Conception of Psychiatry

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Viennese psychiatrist Viktor Frankl on the power of "meaning" man has to find in life and his conception of a rehumanized psychiatry.
The foggy new paths of psychiatry

"The new paths of psychiatry" in WDR

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The Westdeutscher Rundfunk (WDR) on October 8th and 9th, 2017, broadcasted an interesting feature on the "new paths of psychiatry", which contains many statements I made during an interview on the future of psychopharmacology.

How digital is man?

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The former NIMH director Tom Insel believes that "digital phenotyping" moves psychiatry in a new direction.
Hurdle

Cariprazine: the next touchstone for the German AMNOG

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The interesting new antipsychotic compound cariprazine was recently approved by the European Medicines Agency (EMA). Its launch in Germany will be a new touchstone for the German Act on the Reform of the Market for Medicinal Products (AMNOG).

Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Neuropsychopharmacology

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The new "Consensus Guidelines for Therapeutic Drug Monitoring in Neuropsychopharmacology: Update 2017" were just published.

How do you treat delirium?

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In patients with cancer and agitated delirium in palliative care, haloperidol + lorazepam was significantly more efficacious than haloperidol + placebo.