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Christian Scharinger
Mag. Dr. Christian Scharinger

Department of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Position: Senior physician

ORCID: 0000-0003-1365-0937


Personality Disorders; Psychotic Disorders; Schizophrenia; Suicide

Research group(s)

Research interests

My main research focus are projects to determine diagnostic markers for the early detection of severe mental disorders such as psychotic disorders.

Techniques, methods & infrastructure

We investigate biological parameters such as cytokines and metabolites as potential periperal biomarkers of mental diseases, especially psychotic disorders in adolescence.

Selected publications

  1. Robinson K, Scharinger C, Brown RC, Plener PL. Communicating distress: suicide threats/gestures among clinical and community youth. Eur Child Adolesc Psychiatry. 2023 Aug;32(8):1497-1506. doi: 10.1007/s00787-022-01960-5. Epub 2022 Feb 28. PMID: 35226164; PMCID: PMC10326133.
  2. Scharinger C, Rabl U, Kasess CH, Meyer BM, Hofmaier T, Diers K, Bartova L, Pail G, Huf W, Uzelac Z, Hartinger B, Kalcher K, Perkmann T, Haslacher H, Meyer-Lindenberg A, Kasper S, Freissmuth M, Windischberger C, Willeit M, Lanzenberger R, Esterbauer H, Brocke B, Moser E, Sitte HH, Pezawas L. Platelet serotonin transporter function predicts default-mode network activity. PLoS One. 2014 Mar 25;9(3):e92543. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0092543. PMID: 24667541; PMCID: PMC3965432.
  3. Huscsava MM, Scharinger C, Plener PL, Kothgassner OD. 'The world somehow stopped moving': impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on adolescent psychiatric outpatients and the implementation of teletherapy. Child Adolesc Ment Health. 2022 Sep;27(3):232-237. doi: 10.1111/camh.12481. Epub 2021 Jun 11. PMID: 34114730.
  4. Rabl U, Meyer BM, Diers K, Bartova L, Berger A, Mandorfer D, Popovic A, Scharinger C, Huemer J, Kalcher K, Pail G, Haslacher H, Perkmann T, Windischberger C, Brocke B, Sitte HH, Pollak DD, Dreher JC, Kasper S, Praschak-Rieder N, Moser E, Esterbauer H, Pezawas L. Additive gene-environment effects on hippocampal structure in healthy humans. J Neurosci. 2014 Jul 23;34(30):9917-26. doi: 10.1523/JNEUROSCI.3113-13.2014. PMID: 25057194; PMCID: PMC4107408. Format: