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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

Antidepressants in the New York Times

The Antidepressant Debate in the New York Times

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An article on the front page of the New York Times on April 7, 2018, has fueled the debate over antidepressants again.
Summer School Psychopharmacology 2018 in Berlin

DGPPN Summer School "Psychopharmacology" 2018 in Berlin

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On June 28 and 29, 2018, the Summer School "Psychopharmacology", organized by the German Society for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Psychosomatics and Neuroscience (DGPPN), will be held in Berlin.
Mental Health Crisis

The Mental Health Crisis in Graduate Education

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In the March issue of Nature Biotechnology, Teresa Evans of the University of San Antonio, Texas, and co-authors point out that there is "Evidence for a mental health crisis in graduate education".
antipsychotics long-term treatment

Antipsychotics for long-term treatment - when to stop? Or better not?

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A new publication in the prestigious Lancet Psychiatry seems to provide new evidence for the benefits of long-term antipsychotic maintenance treatment in schizophrenia (Hui et al., Lancet Psychiatry 2018). On closer inspection, however, the paper confuses more than it provides new insights.
Gerhard Gründer at "Frag-den-Professor"

"Langzeittherapie mit Psychopharmaka" bei Frag-den-Professor

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My presentation on "long-term treatment with psychotropic drugs" ("Langzeittherapie mit Psychopharmaka") on the web platform "Frag-den-Professor".
Antipressants Metaanalysis

How effective are antidepressants?

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Andrea Cipriani from the University of Oxford and colleagues have recently published the largest and most comprehensive meta-analysis of the efficacy of antidepressants in the Lancet. The paper is worth dealing with more intensively.
Video on Pharmacokinetics (in German)

A lecture on polypharmacy and pharmacokinetics

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A video of my lecture on "Polypharmacy and Pharmacokinetics", which I gave at the "Psychiatrie-Akademie" in Brugg, Switzerland on January 11th, 2018. This talk was given in German.
Job Offer Central Institute of Mental Health

Join me me at the Central Institute of Mental Health

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Work with me at the Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH) in Mannheim and build with me the future of psychiatry.
ACNP 2017 Palm Springs

A brief report from the 56th ACNP annual meeting

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The American College of Neuropsychopharmacology held its annual meeting between December 3rd and 7th, 2017, in Palm Springs, California. Here is a brief report of some of the meeting highlights.