Research at the Department of CAPPP
To achieve these goals, our research activities are interdisciplinary and use multimodal methods to be able to address core research questions in development psychiatry. Therefore, we connect clinical and cognitiveneuroscience research in humans and in animal models. While our work follows a transdiagnostic and dimensional approach to the development of mental health symptoms over the life span, we focus specifically on anxiety disorders, ADHD and autism. At the heart of this transdiagnostic research are learning mechanisms, which can bridge different levels of description on the biological-neuroscientific, the cognitive-psychological and the social-interactive level. Learning mechanisms may be key to a transdiagnostic understanding of mental health symptom and to improve diagnostic and therapeutic approaches for children and adolescents.
Collaboration in research networks
Our scientific activities are organized in nine research groups. We are part of national and international research networks such as CRC TRR58 “Fear, Anxiety and Anxiety Disorders”, CRC TRR 265 „Losing and regaining control over drug intake“, dem CRC 940 „Volition and cognitive Control“, and the BMBF-funded networks „Protect-AD “, „Esca-Life“, ASD-Net as well as the networks DFG-AFFIP und INTERGATE-ADHD.
In Würzburg there is a long-standing collaboration within the Centre for Mental Heath with the Department of Psychiatry, Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics and the Institute of Psychology. Together with these local partners, we have founded the German Centre of Prevention Research, which provides a unique platform to address the major research challenge of prevention.
We are coordinating member of the research network CHILDHealth with local members in Mannheim, Würzburg, Ulm und Berlin. This network connects interdisciplinary expertise from basic and clinical research to enable long-term scientific collaboration with a focus on the interplay of mental and somatic health to improve health care for children and adolescents. There is a strong focus on transfer from basic science in animals and humans to improve diagnostics, therapies and the development of prevention. Participating institutions are the Central Institute of Mental Health Mannheim, the University of Heidelberg, the University of Würzburg, the University Hospital Würzburg, the Competence Center Child Abuse and Neglect of the University of Ulm and the Robert-Koch-Institute Berlin.
Klinik und Poliklinik für KJPPP
Poliklinik und Privatambulanz
+49 931 201-78600
Zentrale Dienstnummer & Dienstarzt
+49 931 201-78888
Pforte Zentrum für Psychische Gesundheit
+49 931 201-76050
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Prof. Dr. Marcel Romanos
+49 931 201-78000
PD Dr. Regina Taurines
+49 931 201-78010