Veranstaltungsbericht "Mental Health throughout Life"

Herrenhausen Conference on Mental Illnesses, Hanover, April 3-5, 2013

Mechanisms of vulnerability for mental illnesses over lifetime were the focus of the Volkswagen Foundation’s second Herrenhausen Conference. Concentrating on particularly sensitive and susceptible phases of mental development, renowned experts shared their latest research and insights into risk for and resilience against mental illnesses. Building on this material, in a concluding Session new approaches for improving mental health and treating mental disorders were highlighted.


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What are the mechanisms of vulnerability for mental illnesses over lifetime? Renowned experts shared their latest research and insights into risk for and resilience against mental illnesses at the second Herrenhausen Conference in Hannover from April 3 - 5, 2013.


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Pamela Y. Collins, National Institute of Mental Health, USA

In her talk, Pamela Y. Coolins argues that we have to look at mental disorders from a global perspective. Poverty, violence and migration have different effects on the mental health of the population in different countries. Collins is calling for a true collaboration between rich and poor countries, and for engaging the global public health community. Collins argues that this is the only way to better understand the causes of mental disorders and to fight them.

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"The Risk of Mental Disorders Throughout the Lifespan: Symptom Progression, Critical Trajectories and Consequences for Prevention and Early Targeted Intervention"

by Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Technical University Dresden

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Session 1: Early Brain Development

"Neurobiological Consequences of Child Abuse"

by Charles B. Nemeroff, University of Miami

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Session 2: Adolescence

"Social Networks and Mental Health in Adolescence"

by Mark C. Pachucki, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical School

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Session 4: Promoting Mental Health and Interventions

"Beyond Single Magic Bullets: True Healthcare Innovation for Serious Neuropsychiatric Disorders"

by Husseini K. Manji, Janssen Research & Development, LLC

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Session 4: Promoting Mental Health and Interventions

"Rewiring Faulty Circuits - The Promise of Deep Brain Stimulation for Psychiatry"

by Thomas Schläpfer, University Hospital Bonn