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

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.
Esketamine Approved

FDA Approves Esketamine for Treatment-Resistant Depression, While US Suicide Rate Reaches Record High

The US FDA approved esketamine nasal spray on March 5th, 2019, while deaths from synthetic opioids and suicides hit a record high in 2017.
DGPPN Congress 2018

Digital Psychiatry - is Humanism "Outdated"?

Reports on a press conference on digital psychiatry held at the recent DGPPN congress in Berlin (27.11. - 1.12.2018) have been published in various media.

How Should we Diagnose Psychiatric Disorders?

A new radio feature on Deutschlandfunk discusses how valid our psychiatric diagnoses are and whether they should be replaced by a new system based on neurobiology.
Esketamine

Esketamine for treatment-resistant depression submitted to FDA

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Janssen Pharmaceuticals announced that the company on September 4th, 2018, submitted a New Drug Application to the US FDA for esketamine nasal spray for treatment-resistant depression.