Understanding mechanisms and developing new therapies
The objective of research at the Central Institute of Mental Health (CIMH) is to improve therapies and develop new treatment options for mental illnesses. Our main target is to identify, establish and personalize psychotherapeutic and pharmacological mechanisms of action.
We use a translational concept for this: the basic research aims to identify neurobiological mechanisms in the human brain. At the same time, we take into account the fact that mental illnesses often arise from an interaction of psychosocial and behavioral processes.
At the CIMH, we combine experimental medical and mechanistic/neuroscientific research. We want to enable long-term, tailored treatment to be provided to those with mental illnesses through an interdisciplinary combination of imaging and biomarker research and experimental psychopharmaceutical and psychotherapeutic research.
In order to do this, we created a unique, integrated research facility: the Center for Innovative Psychiatric and Psychotherapeutic Research (CIPP).
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