Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy
60528 Frankfurt am Main
The Department of Psychiatry, Psychosomatics and Psychotherapy of the University Hospital of Frankfurt has eight inpatient and two day clinic wards as well as specialized outpatient clinics. The clinical and scientific focus of the Department lies on neurodevelopmental disorders including adult ADHD, affective disorders (especially bipolar disorder) and schizophrenia. The Department is founding member of the German Center of Developmental Psychiatry (D-ZEP).
The Laboratory of Translational Psychiatry covers a wide range of methods focusing on translational research. This comprises behavioral phenotyping including behavioral pharmacology of genetically modified mice, with special emphasis on gene x environment interactions, genetic association studies in humans – also investigating gene x environment effects -, and functional consequences of genetic risk variants on the molecular level (proteomics, cell models). This is complemented by neuropsychological and neuroimaging studies.
Andreas Reif is head of the department since 08/2014, and has a long track record on translational studies in ADHD. He has published more than 220 peer reviewed articles. Sarah Kittel-Schneider is senior physician and leader of the cell models and biomarkers group. Joyce Auer is lab technician and complements the group with her experience in molecular analysis and cell culture.