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.

[Bild: Symbolbild Mental Health]

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

IRTG – Risks and Pathomechanisms of Affective Disorders (proposed)

Identifying and examining risk factors and pathomechanisms for affective disorders will not only help researchers to better understand them, but advance the possibilities for early identification and possible treatments. Technische Universität Dresden and King's College London are both leading centres in basic research and treatment of affective disorders. To further research affective disorders in joint...

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Imaging and electrophysiological response markers to ketamine treatment in bipolar depression.

Allan Young, Philip Ritter 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 a working collaborative infrastructure and cross-campus PhD for multimodal functional neuroimaging (EEG...

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