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Carina Heller and her team at the Department of Clinical Psychology at Friedrich Schiller University Jena in Germany are dedicated to the study and treatment of mental health disorders. They collaborate with the Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy at Jena University Hospital, conducting research on adaptive and maladaptive brain circuits underlying mental health at the Center for Intervention and Research (C-I-R-C) in Halle. The team is also affiliated with the German Center for Mental Health (DZPG) in Jena-Magdeburg-Halle.

In addition to their work in Germany, Heller is involved in international collaborations with leading institutions around the world. She works with Zora Kikinis at Brigham and Women’s Hospital at Harvard Medical School in Boston, Massachusetts, USA, exploring cutting-edge research in psychiatric neuroimaging. Claudia Barth from Diakonhjemmet Hospital in Oslo, Norway, is another collaborator in the field.

Susana Carmona and Magdalena Martínez-García from Spain’s Instituto de Investigación Sanitaria Gregorio Marañón are part of Centro de Investigación Biomédica en Red de Salud Mental (CIBERSAM), conducting research on mental health in collaboration with international institutions.

In Australia, Tim J. Silk and Nandita Vijayakumar from Deakin University’s Centre for Social and Early Emotional Development study mental health and child development. They are also affiliated with Murdoch Children’s Research Institute and the Department of Paediatrics at the University of Melbourne.

Nicole Petersen from UCLA’s Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences contributes to research on mental health and treatment options through her work on interventions across institutions and countries worldwide. These collaborations contribute to a better understanding of mental health issues globally.

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