Professor of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Eating Disorders; Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
My research team is dealing with all aspects of eating disorders with a special emphasis on anorexia nervosa in adolescence. Biological, psychological, psychiatric, and psychosocial research is performed in young people including children, adolescents and young adults. Child psychiatric epidemiology, quality assurance in psychopharmacological treatments (therapeutic drug monitoring), internet-based treatments, preevention measures for health issues, and migraine in children and adoelscents are main research topics of this interdisciplinary team over recent years
Karwautz, A.F.K. et al., 2010. Gene-environment interaction in anorexia nervosa: relevance of non-shared environment and the serotonin transporter gene. Mol Psychiatry, 16(6), pp.590-592. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/mp.2010.125.
De Sousa, S.C. et al., 2007. A dopamine D4 receptor exon 3 VNTR allele protecting against migraine without aura. Ann Neurol., 61(6), pp.574-578. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ana.21140.
Boraska, V. et al., 2014. A genome-wide association study of anorexia nervosa. Mol Psychiatry, 19(10), pp.1085-1094. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/mp.2013.187.
Karwautz A, et al. 2001. Individual-specific risk factors for anorexia nervosa: a pilot study using a discordant sister-pair design. Psychological Medicine 2001, 31: 317-329
Karwautz, A. et al., 1999. Psychosocial Factors in Children and Adolescents with Migraine and Tension-Type Headache: A Controlled Study and Review of the Literature. Cephalalgia, 19(1), pp.32-43. Available at: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2982.1999.1901032.x.