Mental Health Workshop

The importance of research in psychology and mental health issues continues to spread farther in today’s global society. As both TU Dresden and King’s College London are pioneering work in several research fields within Psychiatry, Psychology and Neurosciences, with the goal to deepen the understanding of the single aspects, the transCampus network is expanding its horizon in this field. Starting with various single collaboration projects, a new network on Mental Disorders has been established in 2019 with the aim of building new interdisciplinary research centres and jointly training students and PhD-students.

In 2019, the first transCampus Workshop on Mental Disorders took place in Dresden and the already established interest in furthering the cooperation between TUD and KCL in the field of mental health research was fruitful: The groundwork for the next joint PhD programme Group on Risks and Pathomechanisms of Affective Disorders within the transCampus had been built. Under the guide of Prof. Michael Bauer (TUD), a joint PhD agreement in Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience has been signed, serving as the basis for the new joint PhD programme. Involved are the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology and Neuroscience (IoPPN) at King’s, and the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University Hospital Dresden as well as the Faculty of Psychology at TU Dresden.

Current projects

International Research Training Group “Risks and Pathomechanisms of Affective Disorders”

Announcement for PhD positions within the IRTGPlease see a list of the research projects at the end of this page Affective disorders are common complex disorders representing one of the greatest challenges to global health in the 21st century. Advances in diagnostic precision and early targeted interventions may provide an opportunity to address the enormous...

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Response markers to ketamine treatment in bipolar depression

Prof. Allan Young, King's, Vice Dean of Academic Psychiatry, Philip Ritter, TUD, Bipolar and Depressive Disorders Combining the expertise from researchers at TU Dresden and King’s, new insights into potential neurobiological response markers and mechanisms will improve the understanding and use of antidepressants to treat bipolar depression. The aim of the project is to establish...

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