Antidepressive Agents; Depression; Receptors, Glutamate; Receptors, Serotonin
My main goal is to alleviate suffering in patients affected by psychiatric diseases with a focus on depression, especially in severe cases. This involves investigations of neurobiological causes of depression in patients with currently available neuroscientific methods and improving these. In addition, my work aims to leverage basic neuroscientific knowlege on depression in successful clincial applications.
Techniques, methods & infrastructure
Within the Neuroimaging LABs at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (PI Prof. Rupert Lanzenberger) I am skilled in analyzing data of structueral and functional magnetic resonance imaging. In addition, I use positron emission tomography to combine information of in vivo protein distribution with structural and functional proxies of brain activity. I am trained in clinical psychopharmacology, cognitive behavioral therapy and licencsed to deliver electroconvulsive therapy.