Global Partnerships: International Collaborations in the Study and Treatment of Mental Health Disorders

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The Department of Clinical Psychology at Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Germany, led by Carina Heller, is dedicated to the study and treatment of mental health disorders. Collaborating with the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Jena University Hospital, Heller and her team conduct research on adaptive and maladaptive brain circuits underlying mental health at the Center for Intervention and Research (C-I-R-C) in Halle. They are also affiliated with the German Center for Mental Health (DZPG) in Jena-Magdeburg-Halle.

Carina Heller is not only involved in international collaborations but also works with cutting-edge research in psychiatric neuroimaging at the Psychiatry Neuroimaging Laboratory at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA. Along with Zora Kikinis, she explores this field. Claudia Barth of the Department of Psychiatric Research at Diakonhjemmet Hospital in Oslo, Norway, is another collaborator who studies mental health alongside her.

In Australia, Tim J. Silk and Nandita Vijayakumar from the Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development study mental health and child development. They are also affiliated with the Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne.

Susana Carmona and Magdalena Martínez-García from the Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón in Madrid, Spain, conduct research on mental health as part of Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM), working alongside international institutions.

Nicole Petersen from the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at UCLA contributes to research on mental health treatment options while working with Sophia I., Thomopoulos Neda Jahanshad Lauren Salminen Katherine Lawrence Paul Thompson from Imaging Genetics Center at Mark & Mary Stevens Neuroimaging & Informatics Institute Keck School Medicine USC to study genetics underlying brain imaging to better understand mental health disorders.

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