EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOSOMATICS AND NEUROSCIENCE
Basic research in psychosomatics focuses on a better understanding of the mechanisms underlying the complex biomedical interaction between physical and mental factors. Modern approaches in experimental research, systems medicine and systems biology offer a promising and innovative translational research perspective in this area. A profound and causal understanding of these complex bio-psycho-social relationships would be a groundbreaking success in developing new therapeutic approaches.
CURRENT PROJECTS FROM THE AREA
- Nociceptive predictive processing and allostatic load in fibromyalgia: a computational modelling approach
- Ivestigating the interaction of emotional reactivity and neural reward processing in patients with complex Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder
- The significance of an impaired psychosocial stress response on the release of reactive metabolites as a possible cause of diabetic complications
- Translational studies in pain chronicity - role of corticothalamostriatal pathway in stress-sensitisation and comorbidity development
- Improving outcomes in chronic musculoskeletal pain through a personalized medicine approach using cross-illness multilevel assessments and mechanism-based interventions