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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

Hot Topic Psychopharmaka Mainz

A Lecture on News in Psychopharmacology

My lecture on "Hot Topic: Psychopharmaka", held in Mainz on March 15th, 2019, as part of the teaching event "Psychiatrie Update 2019", was videotaped.
Life Purpose

Purpose in Life and Longevity

A recent publication in the JAMA comes to the result that purpose in life decreases mortality in people over 50 years of age.
Cannabis and Psychosis

The Influence of Cannabis Use on the Incidence of Psychotic Disorders

A case-control study published in the Lancet Psychiatry further underlines that daily use of high-potency cannabis increases the risk for psychosis.
Insight Conference 2019

Insight 2019: Integrating Science and Practice of Psychedelic States

The Insight Conference 2019 on "Integrating Science and Practice of Psychedelic States" will take place in Berlin from September 5 - 7, 2019.

Nitrogen Dioxide, Paediatric Asthma and Adolescent Psychotic Experiences

Two recent publications in the Lancet Planetary Health and JAMA Psychiatry point to the importance of air pollution, especially of nitrogen oxides, for physical and mental health.

The Impact of Nutrition on Physical and Mental Health

A large study published in the Lancet highlights the impact of poor nutrition on global mortality and morbidity of non-communicable diseases.
Robots in Psychiatry

The Luxury of True Human Contact

In a world, in which robots replace human beings as caregivers, human contact becomes a luxury good.
Schizophrenia Guideline

Finally: Germany has a New Schizophrenia Guideline

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The new S3-guideline "Schizophrenia" was just published on the website of the AWMF. It replaces the old guideline from 2006.
Depression and the Wish to have Children

Interviews on Esketamine, Depression and the Wish to have Children

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A brief post on some interviews I gave recently on esketamine for treatment-resistant depression and depression in women who have problems getting pregnant.