During the past two decades, high-quality researches have been concentrated
on the following four areas:

  1. Classification and epidemiology of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders
  2. Evaluation and quality control of diagnostic and therapeutic procedures
    (standardized diagnostic instruments, guidelines, standardized
    documentation; research in psychotherapy and psychopharmacology)
  3. Psychosocial and biological factors and their interaction with
    respect to developmental psychopathology and the course of psychiatric disorders
  4. Biologically oriented research including molecular genetics and brain imaging.

Research training seminars for young scientists have been initiated and promoted both on a national and international level.

All publications (original articles in English or German, reviews in English) involving German child and adolescent psychiatrists that were published between January 2003 and August 2008 have been listed and reviewed (see "Forschungsleistung der deutschen Kinder- und Jugendpsychiatrie, Psychosomatik und Psychotherapie" 2003 - 2008, Hebebrand et al.)

Download: Forschungsbericht der KJP 2003-2008