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Protection against relapses in schizophrenia

The Central Institute of Mental Health in Mannheim and Heidelberg University Hospital are launching a comprehensive study on maintenance electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). The aim is to investigate the effectiveness of ECT treatment in schizophrenia patients who do not respond to antipsychotics. This… >>

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DZPG celebrates its first year at the Munich-Augsburg site

At the first symposium of the Munich-Augsburg site of the German Center for Mental Health (DZPG) on June 5, more than 60 members and guests met at the LMU Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy to exchange views on their work and the implementation of their research for society, especially for… >>

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Psychological help for Ukrainian refugees

How can digital communication campaigns help refugees from Ukraine become aware of psychiatric and psychotherapeutic services? This is the subject of a study at the Central Institute of Mental Health (ZI) in Mannheim, which the DZPG also supports. >>

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DZPG symposium at the German Psychotherapy Congress

The DZPG offers the opportunity to improve mental health in Germany sustainably. At the German Psychotherapy Congress (DPK) in Berlin on 13 June 2024, the spokespersons of the six centres reported on the topics they are focusing on and how research findings can be transferred into practice as… >>

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EUROPEAN Addiction Research Award for Prof Dr Dr Andreas Heinz

Prof. Dr Dr Andreas Heinz, Chairman of the DZPG, will be honoured with the European Addiction Research Award 2024. >>

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Germany's first transdisciplinary infant sleep center

What are the functions of sleep in early childhood and what influences it? Scientists from various disciplines have already investigated these questions repeatedly. Researchers at the DZPG partner site in Bochum-Marburg have now developed an interdisciplinary approach. This may become a driving… >>

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Poster prizes and interdisciplinary cooperation: Highlights of the Bochum-Marburg partner site retreat

Exciting lectures, new contacts, and a common vision for the future: On April 25 and 26, around 60 DZPG researchers met in Bochum to discuss their work. At the first retreat of the DZPG Bochum-Marburg partner site, it became clear that the different perspectives on the topic of mental health can… >>

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Physical activity can counteract the negative effects of being alone

Social isolation and loneliness are major social problems. Their negative impact on mental health has been exacerbated worldwide by the Covid-19 pandemic. Researchers at the Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH) in Mannheim, in collaboration with scientists from the Karlsruhe Institute of… >>

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Background discussion about loneliness

Federal President Frank-Walter Steinmeier invited DZPG scientist Prof Dr Maike Luhmann from the Bochum-Marburg site and three other experts to a background discussion on loneliness at Schloss Bellevue on 18 March 2024. The 90-minute discussion focused on the responsibility and scope for action of… >>

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Mobile research laboratory hits the street

Up to now, clinical studies in the field of psychology have mainly reached participants from the middle class. This can lead to biased research results. The Research and Treatment Center for Mental Health (FBZ) at the Ruhr University Bochum wants to change this: In the future, researchers will be… >>