PD Dr. Gerd Wagner

Gerd Wagner leads the research group „Suicidology“ at the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy and is head of the Network for Suicide Prevention in Thuringia (NeST)His research focuses on the identification of specific markers associated with suicidal behavior using functional and structural brain imaging as well as conducting neuropsychological experiments in suicide attempters. Moreover, his NeST group is implementing a series of suicide prevention strategies. It includes destigmatization of suicide, e.g. by means of press campaigns, public events as well as by qualifying potential gatekeepers. He is also developing and implementing specific psychotherapeutic treatment programs for patients after a suicide attempt to prevent future attempts.

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