Through research and scientific exchange, we guarantee that our patients have access to state-of-the-art therapeutic options. The main research topic of our division is somatic disorders and neuroinflammation in mental illness. Basic research and longitudinal research should increase the basic understanding of mechanisms and processes of mental illnesses while clinical trials should lead to new diagnosis and treatment options. This will guarantee that our patients receive the best possible clinical care. Patients have the opportunity to participate in clinical trials and thus have the privilege of taking new medications.