University of Zürich

 

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University of Zürich
Departement of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Neumünsterallee 9
8032 Zürich
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Prof. Dr. med. Dipl.-Psych. Susanne Walitza
Phone +41 4349 9273 0
Fax +41 4349 9260 2
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Project staff


 
lic. phil. Frederika Tagwerker Gloor
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Dr. phil. Juliane Ball
Phone +41 4349 9262 6
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Carolin Knie
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Institute presentation


The Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry (CAPS) of Zürich is an own University Hospital of the University of Zurich (UZH) and one of the largest departments of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry in Europe. UZH belongs to the top 50 organizations evaluated by the FP7 (measure by EC funding 2010) . The CAPS takes responsibility for the catchment area of the whole Canton Zurich and comprises 10 wards for child and adolescent psychiatry and 9 outpatient clinics distributed over the whole Canton. Thus CAPS disposes of a wide range of in- and outpatient’s facilities with special expertise for Tic-Disorders and Obsessive Compulsive Spectrum Disorders (OCSD) including a specialized care unit in diagnostics and therapy of Tic-Disorders (Frederika Tagwerker) and OCSD (Juliane Ball). The director of the CAPS (Susanne Walitza) is responsible for the clinical units of the Hospital but also for the research division which is organized into different research groups: i) Neurobiochemistry Laboratory (NCL), studying childhood and adolescent neuropsychiatric disorders on cellular and molecular levels. ii) The Neuroimaging Unit (DNI) is specialized in studying development of brain networks in children and adolescents with neuropsychiatric disorders or learning disabilities using (f)MRI and EEG (Brainmapping lab (BMU)). iii) The Neuropsychological Unit (NPU) collaborates with NCL, DNI /BMU to advance neuropsychological testing and endophenotyping of neuropsychiatric disorders. The Childrens Hospital of the University of Zürich (Prof. Felix Sennhauser and Prof. David Nadal) collaborate with the CAPS within clinical and research aspects, especially considering the EMTICS investigations.