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This website provides an overview on the

  • Patient care
  • Science and research
  • Study and teaching

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Univ.Prof.Dr.Dan RUJESCU

Head of the Division of General Psychiatry

Ao.Univ.Prof. Dr.med. Richard Frey
Deputy division head



08.09.2021) On 1 September, Rupert Lanzenberger, a neuroscientist specialising in molecular and functional imaging in psychiatry at the Medical University of Vienna, took up a § 99(4) professorship in the subject field Clinical Neurosciences at..


Rupert Lanzenberger and Gregor Gryglewski are among the honoured researchers


Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) increase neuroplasticity


(19.03.2021) The Supreme Health Council (OSR), the 35-strong body that advises the Health Minister, constituted itself on Friday. The Rector of the Medical University of Vienna, Markus Müller, was unanimously reappointed as President, as Minister..


Honour for former Head of the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy


(14.10.2020) On 14. October 2020 the Rudolf-Hoefer-Award, honouring Univ. Prof. Dr. Rudolf Hoefer, was awarded for the 6th time. The prize is given for the best publications on the use of radioactive isotopes in clinic and research in Austria. Dr...


(19.06.2020) The Division of General Psychiatry started its very own Twitter account.  For information on psychiatry research and training - follow us at: @PsychVienna  


(09.06.2020) CINP announced the winners of its CINP Rafaelsen Young Investigators Award 2020 (will be awarded at the next CINP congress in February 2021)  - we are happy to announce that Pia Baldinger-Melich and Lucie Bartova are two of its..


(07.05.2020) CINP announced the awardees of its CINP Student Encouragement Award 2020 (will be awarded at the CINP Congress in February 2021)  - congratulations to Ana Weidenauer and Arkadiusz Komorowski for being awarded this price for their..


(31.03.2020) Interesting publication by Ana Weidenauer et al. in Translational Psychiatry, principal investigator Matthaeus Willeit: Patients with schizophrenia have higher levels of dopamine and the typical symptoms of the disease have been linked..