Psychological and neurobiological aspects of psychiatric disorders, with special emphasis on affective disorders.
Assessing brain function (e.g. regulation of arousal) using EEG source analysis
E-health in affective disorders and prevention of suicidality
Prof. Ulrich Hegerl, Director of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at the University of Leipzig, is a specialist in the field biological psychiatry. His research interests include arousal regulation in affective disorders and ADHD, diagnosis and therapy of uni- and bipolar affective disorders, E-health and internet-based self-management of depression, suicide prevention, mild cognitive impairment, and Alzheimer’s disease. He is president of the German Depression Foundation, the coordinator of the German competence network “Depression / Suicidality”, of the German Alliance Against Depression and of three large European projects targeting depression and suicidality (www.ospi-europe.com, www.predi-nu.eu, www.eaad.net). Methods applied in Prof. Hegerl’s group include EEG and actigraphy, ecological momentary assessment, as well as brain imaging techniques such as sMRI, fMRI, PET, DTI.
Available PhD projects
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