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.

Psychedelics in German Television

A TV broadcast in the German WDR on the renaissance of psychedelics, especially on the use of LSD “microdosing”, but also on their therapeutical potential.

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.

Interviews on Esketamine, Depression and the Wish to have Children

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

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.

Esketamine for treatment-resistant depression submitted to FDA

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.

How Common are Withdrawal and Emotional Blunting in Chronic Antidepressant Treatment?

The problem of withdrawal syndromes and emotional blunting occurring with prolonged antidepressant treatment is constantly underestimated by clinicians.

The Antidepressant Debate in the New York Times

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

The Mental Health Crisis in Graduate Education

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”.

Nutrition: a Mega Theme for Psychiatry of the Future

A brief report from the first congress of the International Society for Nutritional Psychiatry Research (ISNPR), which emphasizes the importance of nutrition.