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Award from Norddeutschen Suchtforschungsverbundes (NSF e.V.)
On 10. Mai 2017 at the 23. NSF-Symposium in Hannover, Sarah Jurk and Sören Kuitunen-Paul received the 1. Junior research award of the Norddeutschen Suchtforschungsverbundes (NSF e.V.) for their publication::
Jurk*, S., Kuitunen-Paul*, S., Krömer, N., Artiges, E., Banaschewski, T., Bokde, L. W., Büchel, C., Conrod, P., Fauth-Bühler, M., Flor, H., Frouin, V., Gallinat, J., Garavan, H., Heinz, A., Mann, K. F., Nees, F., Paus, T., Pausova, Z., Poustka, L., Rietschel, M., Schumann, G., Struve, M., Smolka, M. N., & *shared first authorship. (2015). Personality and substance use: Psychometric evaluation and validation of the Substance Use Risk Profile Scale (SURPS) in English, Irish, French, and German Adolescents. Alcoholism-Clinical and Experimental Research, 39(11), 2234-2248

Great News - Thomson Reuters - 2016 Highly Cited Researcher
Thomson Reuters congratulated Prof. Hans-Ulrich Wittchen to being on named a 2016 Highly Cited Researcher and to announce the availability of the official 2016 list

He is selected as a Highly Cited Researcher because his work has been identified as being among the most valuable and significant in the field. Very few researchers earn this distinction - writing the greatest number of reports, officially designated by Essential Science Indicators as Highly Cited Papers. In addition, these reports rank among the top 1% most cited works for their subject field and year of publication, earning them the mark of exceptional impact.
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Wilhelm Feuerlein Research Award 2016
On 7 September 2016, the Wilhelm Feuerlein Research Award 2016 was awarded to Dr. Eva Hoch during the 7th German Congress on Addiction (7. Deutscher Suchtkongress) in Berlin, by the Oberberg Stiftung Matthias Gottschaldt and the Deutsche Suchtstiftung (DG-Sucht). Dr. Hoch - Head of the Work Group "Interventional Addiction Research" at the Department of Psychiatry und Psychotherapy at the Munich University Hospital - was distinguished for her work in the field of applied and clinical research concerning the treatment of cannabis-related disorders, by applying the modular treatment programme "CANDIS" to older adolescents and adults suffering from Cannabis abuse and addiction. The CANDIS Study was conducted at our Institute.

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New project to help anxious children - MDR interview with PD Dr. Susanne Knappe
On 27 September 2016, the radio station "MDR Aktuell - Das Nachrichtenradio" did an interview with PD Dr. Susanne Knappe, regarding anxiety in children.
The interview is accessible in the MDR Mediathek, via the following link:

"Mutig werden mit Til Tiger" - Interview with PD Dr. Susanne Knappe
On 22 September 2016, the DNN (Dresdner Neueste Nachrichten) published an interview with PD Dr. Susanne Knappe about the therapeutic programme called "Mutig werden mit Til Tiger", which is conducted at our institute, and aimed at children and adolescents with clinical anxiety. (DNN Article)

Karl-und-Charlotte-Bühler-Preis - Summer Semester 2016
On many occasions, our courses have been positively evaluated by the students. This is displayed by the many teaching awards, which employees of the institute have been awarded to based on the regular teaching evaluation. In summer semester 2016, the Karl and Charlotte Bühler Award for Excellence in Teaching at the Department of Psychology has been presented to the course "KPP6 - Pathological Gambling". The course instructor is Sören Kuitunen-Paul, Dipl.-Psych.

The Guidebook "Understanding and Changing Social Anxiety" (Soziale Angst verstehen und verändern) has been published by Springer-Verlag.
This Guidebook contains plenty of information regarding social fears, shyness, as well as fears of embarrassment, humiliation, blushing, trembling, or sweating. It also includes exercises aimed at resolving your social fears. The Guidebook's authors are two employees of our institute: Prof. Dr. Jürgen Hoyer and Dr. Samia Härtling. More information can be found on the publisher's website: "Soziale Angst verstehen und verändern".

Higly cited on the Web of Science! March/April 2016
Martini, J., Petzoldt, J., Einsle, F., Beesdo-Baum, K. & Wittchen, H.-U. (2015) Risk factors and course patterns of anxiety and depressive disorders during pregnancy and after delivery: A prospective longitudinal study. Journal of Affective Disorders, 175, 385-395.
This paper is one of the most highly cited articles on WOS! As of March/April 2016, this article has been one of the most regarded in the fields of risk factors and course patterns - being in the top 1% of the field.

"Focus Top Doctors 2016" Germany's Most Important Ranking for Physicians
In July / August 2016 (issue 32), German magazine "Focus Health" published a ranking with 2850 outstanding medical practitioners, selected by independent criteria.
Again, Professor Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wittchen and Professor Dr. Jürgen Hoyer have been recommended as renowned experts for Anxiety Disorders. Also, Professor Dr. Corinna Jacobi has been selected again as an expert on Eating Disorders.

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KibA - Kinder bewältigen Angst! - A therapy programme for children and adolescents from 8 to 14 years. KibA

Children helping Researchers Kinder helfen Forschern
Further information for yourself and your family, you can get from PD Dr. Susanne Knappe.

Mutig werden mit Til Tiger - New Courses

At the Center for Preventive Intervention Studies of the TU Dresden (CEPRIS), new courses "Mutig werden mit Til Tiger" are starting, which are aimed at shy and anxious children from 5 to 10 years.
"Mutig werden mit Til Tiger" trains self-confident behaviour in two single and nine group sessions. The shy tiger Til is quite a 'scaredy-cat' sometimes. Together with him, children learn step by step to become strong and courageous, and to try out more things. Among other things, it is practised to speak in front of a group, to say no, and to defend oneself against teasing.
It is now possible to apply for the next courses.
For every child, we charge 130 Euro, which are - at least partly - refunded by most health insurance schemes (regular participation provided).
If you are interested, please call this number: 0351 463 31948, or send an email to Prof. Katja Beesdo-Baum (

Quit Smoking Courses

The Outpatient Department for Smokers of our Institute is offering Quit Smoking Courses, which are based on the "Rauchfrei" programme. We also offer courses in the morning and crash courses!

Mental disorders threaten both health care and social systems - Presenting a six-point research agenda as solution

Following publication in the prestigious scientific journal "LANCET Psychiatry", Professor Dr. Hans-Ulrich Wittchen and Dr. Susanne Knappe of the Institute of Clinical Psychology and Psychotherapy at the TU Dresden presented their results regarding the development of a research agenda "Mental Disorders and Mental Health" on 24 September at a press conference in Berlin, during a congress on the topic "Mental Health 2030 - Perspectives from the Working World".

Press Information
ROAMER Brochure
ROAMER Roadmap (Short version)
Slides from the press conference
Lancet Psychiatry Online First - Mental health research priorities for Europe:

Further nformationen: PD Dr. Susanne Knappe.

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Status Report 2014-2017

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