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Charité Mental Health – An integrative research and clinical platform for mental health at the Charité – University Medicine Berlin

Mental disorders are among the most common and most serious health conditions worldwide. Charité Mental Health interconnects the research efforts in the field of mental disorders at the Charité and its cooperation partners, e.g., the Max Delbrück Center (MDC), the Free University of Berlin, the Humboldt University of Berlin, the University of Potsdam and the Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research, creating optimal conditions for collaborative studies. 

Charité Mental Health

  • enables the participating hospitals and institutes of the Charité to join forces, share resources and deepen or extend collaboration networks
  • strengthens existing Charité expertise to improve the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders and to improve mental health of the general population
  • actively opposes and acts against stigmatization of persons with mental health problems

What characterizes Charité Mental Health?

Charité Mental Health interconnects and fosters research efforts in the mental health field at the Charité and its cooperation partners. The platform is built on an excellent research infrastructure and backed by world-leading expertise in common but also rare mental disorders.

Research, teaching and patient care go hand in hand at Charité Mental Health. The participating hospitals and institutes combine their expertise for improved prevention, diagnosis and therapy of mental disorders. The Charité Mental Health platform is characterized by tight cooperation of all psychological and psychiatric hospitals and institutes at the Charité – University Medicine Berlin:

The AG Cellular Neuroscience at the Max Delbrück Center (MDC) brings additional expertise to the platform.

Further associated research institutions are as follows:

Free University of Berlin:

Humboldt University of Berlin:

University of Potsdam, Department for Sports and Health Sciences

Max Planck UCL Centre for Computational Psychiatry and Ageing Research

German Institute of Human Nutrition, Department of Decision Neuroscience and Nutrition

The participating clinics and institutes thus enable an extraordinary pooling of expertise in the field of research on mental disorders.

Who benefits from Charité Mental Health?

Patients, scientists and external stakeholders from politics, business and society use this platform as source of information and hub for networking. Towards these ends, scientific events are held for internal exchange of thought and for the public on a regular basis. Close links are continuously maintained with a variety of associations and stakeholder groups. 

Management Structure

Prof. Dr. Isabella Heuser-Collier

Medical Director Department of Psychiatry Campus Benjamin Franklin

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Prof. Dr. Dr. Andreas Heinz

Medical Director Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy Campus Charité Mitte

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Prof. Dr. Matthias Rose

Medical Director Medical Department, Division of Psychosomatic

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