Sybille G Schwab

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The German Association for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy (DGPPN) has committed itself to establish a prospective national cohort of patients with major psychiatric disorders, the so-called DGPPN-Cohort. This project will enable the scientific exploitation of high-quality data and biomaterial from psychiatric patients for research. It will be set up using(More)
Basic research has shown that serotonin plays an important role in memory formation. Accordingly, genetic variation of serotonin receptors can be expected to affect memory and to underlie, in part, the heritability of memory capacity. A study by de Quervain and colleagues found a highly significant association of the functional 5-HT2A receptor variant(More)
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is accompanied by morphological changes of brain structures which are of great importance in the neural circuitry mediating depression like the hippocampus and the amygdala. Hyperactivity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) system resulting in enhanced glucocorticoid secretion can often be observed during(More)
BACKGROUND On 1 (st) June 2005 a contract for an integrated health-care programme (IHP) for infants, children and juveniles with bronchial asthma (2 to 18-year-olds) was concluded. Care providers are specialised paediatricians (PaedNetz Bayern) and two rehabilitation clinics; cost payers are two Bavarian health insurances (DAK, TK). METHODS With a(More)
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